Archive for October, 2014

Our Last Stops On The Burgundy Canal

From Bussierie-sur-Ouche to our next stop at Pont d’Ouche was just a short three-hour cruise.  We had been told to call ahead to make reservations, as the marina tends to fill up.  When we arrived the place Sonia, the owner of the marina, had reserved for us required me to back Rabelo into a very tight spot with boats crowding the channel.  Maneuvering our big baby in reverse always makes me nervous, especially when there are boats near ...

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The Beauty of Abbaye de la Bussiere

We bid a fond farewell to our friends.  Larry and Patty were off to Italy while Bob and Kathi were headed for Spain.  Lisa and I are going toVandanesse en Auxois, just another twenty kilometers up the Burgundy Canal.  We were told that before we leave Bussiere we should not miss the Abbaye de la Bussiere, which wasclose to where we were moored.

Lisa made reservation to have lunch there the next day.  The Abbaye was nothing ...

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A Fond Farewell to Friends

I’m not sure we will ever top the day that ended with a wine tasting at DomaineGros, but we were going to do our best.  Friday started out with a trip to the Dijon covered market where we bought 5 kilos, or over ten pounds, of fresh mussels.   We then made a quick stop at McDonalds to steal their Wifi and catch up with friends, family, and business.

For lunch we drove to the village of Fixin ...

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Wine, Cheese, and Excellent Company!

After our Fat Bike tour of the Versailles grounds and Palace we wanted to see what else Paris had to offer.  Wouldn’t you know, Bob insisted on going to Galleries Lafayette. I told him they had a huge selection of women’s underwear, but I didn’t think any would fit him.

For lunch we went to the Montmartre District.  Just walking the streets where Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir and Van Gough used to hang out was exciting.  This was especially ...

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