Thursday, September 19, 2013

Yesterday, we went to  Aix-en-Provence, known simply as Aix, is a graceful, lively city, is known for its thermal hot springs, art schools and universities. We went to a market that had clothing, shoes, fabrics, tablecloths, jewelry, & other items at a fraction of the cost that it is sold in the states.

A favorite site was the Cathedral de Saint-Sauveur dates to thirteenth century and offers an interesting mix of styles including a largely Gothic structure, a Merovingian baptistry with Roman columns, and a Romanesque Cloister.  





Wednesday, September 18, 2013

South France

Dave and I arrived yesterday, in the late afternoon in South France, at the home of our host Yann and 
Corey's. They  made us feel immediately at home. I wish you could see their beautiful home. It is 
full of beautiful furnishings and decor items that Corey finds at the brochantes.
We already experienced picking up fresh bread daily for the meals....amazing.
Today was a day spent in Cassis, a beautiful town on the Mediterranean. The weather was beautiful. 
And the French people are so kind. All I could say is Merci! When they were so helpful everywhere 
we went. I will post more photos for all my friends that have ask me to share. 
Here are a few more...and more wii come!





Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Time is Here


The time has finally arrived and we are making our final preparations for our trip to France. I'm sure some people are getting sick of me writing on Facebook and on my blog constantly talking about this trip. I know, millions of people have been to France, and to many other fabulous destinations.

I've dreamed my entire life of traveling the world. This is both our first trip to Europe. We are both like two little kids filled with excitement.

I think that in losing both of my parents in the past ten years has taught me so many things about life, and how truly precious, every single day on this earth we are given to appreciate it.  Hope to be posting some great memories made in the next few days.