Monthly Archives: July 2018

Just Another Adventure…

We had an…um…”interesting” day of travel yesterday. More than once we fell back on the “when something goes wrong” philosophy of our friends Marv and Becky who, when they encounter something crazy, say, “Someday we’ll look back on this and … Continue reading

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Musée Nissim de Comando

As promised, yesterday we went to the Musée Nissim de Comando, one of our favorites. First, a little background on this gem. Möise de Comando, born in 1860 in Istanbul into a wealthy Jewish banking family, moved with the family … Continue reading

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Culture Day!

We came into Paris yesterday for a couple reasons: 1.) an exhibit titled “Impressionists in London” at Petit Palais; 2.)  a planned return visit to Musée Nissim de Comando; and 3.) why wouldn’t we go to Paris if we have … Continue reading

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In 2013, when we were planning for our first long-stay here, I read about towns around our 2013 homebase in Montigny-sur-Loing. The town of Moret-sur-Loing looked interesting, especially when I read that Alfred Sisley, long one of our favorite Impressionist … Continue reading

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A “Cruise” on the Loing River

A great benefit of staying here for a longer time is that we can do things that we wouldn’t do if we were here for three or four weeks. Today is an example of that. In 2013 we stayed in … Continue reading

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The Loire Valley Ramble: Three Chateaux

Last week we went back to the Loire Valley, a two-and-a-half hour drive south of Samois-sur-Seine, our current homebase. The Loire is famous for its many chateaux – some estimates put the number at somewhere around 3,000, for the Loire … Continue reading

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We made a long sojourn into Paris last week – five days and nights. That’s the longest we’ve stayed there in years, and although it was the hottest stretch of the year – between 85 and 92! – we had … Continue reading

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An Event Worth Noting

A week ago, June 29, Laurie and I celebrated our 50th anniversaire de mariage. We were perfectly okay with that until I mentioned that we’ve been married half a century. That took away both our breaths! Our French family gave … Continue reading

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