Archive for November, 2013

When Stones Speak

When Stones Speak

In the latest novel from author Tom Miller, Dr. Hannigan and a reluctant Chuck Palmer set out to find the historical Jesus of Nazareth.

However, they soon discover that there are people in high places that will stop at nothing, including murder, to insure they fail at any cost!

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French Charades and Escapades

Wow! My French must be improving or I’ve become a veritable whiz at charades. Ah, but I digress.  First I must tell you about our latest excursion.

We decided to visit Orleans the city that Joan of Arc saved from the British. Can you imagine bad food and warm beer in the middle of France?  She was another one that had visions and heard voices.  Orleans overlooks the Loire River, and has a spectacular cathedral.  The streets ...

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Stranded for 10 Days?! Plenty of Time for Another Chateau

We’ve always said that flexibility was key to enjoying the barging life, but this is getting ridiculous.  Just after arriving in Montargis we were told the VNF, the agency that runs the canals, might have to close the Seine River 10 more days in addition to the month it has already been closed.  With this latest news we made some changes to our plans, and figured out how to work around the problem.  Well we just threw all ...

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Stopping At Montargis As We Near The City of Lights

We are less than a weeks sailing time from the City of Lights, and Lisa can’t stop thinking or talking about Paris.  We won’t be able to spend a lot of time there this year, but we always enjoy this very special place.

The next stop on our journey was Montargis.  The views along the Canal de Briare are just getting better and better.  Entering the city, Rabelo cruised past ancient buildings and bridges along with many ...

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Exploring The Beauty of Briare

Briare is a small town, but beautiful with plenty of things to see.  It is located on the right bank of the Loire River with many small canals surrounding the city and a marina in the center of town.  Flower planters bursting with color have been placed on all the bridges and even the lock doors were decorated.  The church was unique in that the entire floor was covered in mosaic murals with tiles from the local ceramics ...

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