Category Archives: Travel

Île d’Oléron | Spring vacation 2017

Sailing lessons, the Marais aux Oiseaux, Les Jardins Botaniques de la Boirie, and the Eglise Saint-Georges were the highlights of our spring 2017 trip to the Île d’Oléron. We last visited in 2015; that preceded our shorter trip to the neighboring Île de Ré in 2016. We

Île d’Oléron | Spring vacation 2017

Sailing lessons, the Marais aux Oiseaux, Les Jardins Botaniques de la Boirie, and the Eglise Saint-Georges were the highlights of our spring 2017 trip to the Île d’Oléron. We last visited in 2015; that preceded our shorter trip to the neighboring Île de Ré in 2016. We

Saint-Luc, Switzerland | 2017 winter vacation

It’s our 7th “ski vacation” and, for the first time, we returned to the same valley. Having gone to Zinal in 2014, we returned to the Val d’Anniviers in Switzerland, this time in the town of Saint-Luc. From Sierre, Saint-Luc is not as far

Saint-Luc, Switzerland | 2017 winter vacation

It’s our 7th “ski vacation” and, for the first time, we returned to the same valley. Having gone to Zinal in 2014, we returned to the Val d’Anniviers in Switzerland, this time in the town of Saint-Luc. From Sierre, Saint-Luc is not as far

Normandie | Toussaint vacation 2016

We spent 4 days/5 nights in a house in Le Bourg-Dun, France just under 4 km from the beach. The weather was finer than we might have imagined yet we still used the fireplace daily. In a rental with a tiny, oven-less kitchen, the fireplace proved a real

Normandie | Toussaint vacation 2016

We spent 4 days/5 nights in a house in Le Bourg-Dun, France just under 4 km from the beach. The weather was finer than we might have imagined yet we still used the fireplace daily. In a rental with a tiny, oven-less kitchen, the fireplace proved a real

Last images of the Argonne

Not fitting into any story nor neat category are these few more images from our spring time trip to the Argonne. A few of these have been (more than usual) heavily manipulated in Adobe Lightroom. The power of what a computer can

Last images of the Argonne

Not fitting into any story nor neat category are these few more images from our spring time trip to the Argonne. A few of these have been (more than usual) heavily manipulated in Adobe Lightroom. The power of what a computer can

Reims | Spring 2016

Our travel east from Paris to Verdun and the Argonne forest was through Reims. Before the return train, we quickly visited the cathedral. Restoration work continues on the west front — and, coincidentally, to a portion of the nearby Carnegie library.

Reims | Spring 2016

Our travel east from Paris to Verdun and the Argonne forest was through Reims. Before the return train, we quickly visited the cathedral. Restoration work continues on the west front — and, coincidentally, to a portion of the nearby Carnegie library.

The great war

Cousins raised as brothers — four boys from two sisters who married two brothers — only one would survive the Great War.

The great war

Cousins raised as brothers — four boys from two sisters who married two brothers — only one would survive the Great War.

Meuse-Argonne

I was surprised on a recent trip to learn that Meuse-Argonne is the largest American military cemetery in Europe. It is the second largest in the world; only the American military cemetery in Manila is larger. Even with the late (albeit

Meuse-Argonne

I was surprised on a recent trip to learn that Meuse-Argonne is the largest American military cemetery in Europe. It is the second largest in the world; only the American military cemetery in Manila is larger. Even with the late (albeit