Posts Tagged 'Paris'

New Friends on the Burgundy Canal

It’s springtime in France. Life’s palate has blossomed, or should I say exploded into a rainbow of colors, musical birds, the smell of fresh cut grass, and so much more to savor. It’s a combination that’s guaranteed to bring joy to our hearts. With the new spring we also met some new friends on an old familiar boat.

We originally met Georgie and Greg six years ago on their boat Zambezi. We’ve stayed in touch, and met on the canals a ...

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A Week In New York City and Paris – Back on Rabelo!

It’s good to be back! Lisa and I have returned to Rabelo after an amazing week and a half of travel.  Our favorite cites in the world are New York and Paris, and that’s where we’ve been.

We spent almost a week in New York with the Rubicon Theater.  This was our fifth trip with them. Last year we went to Ireland, and enjoyed the Dublin’s theater scene. This year, we saw four great performances in the Big Apple. Our favorites ...

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Just the Seine Life for Me Please

I have to admit that I enjoy being on the Seine River.  The scenery is beautiful.  The wide-open river allows us to travel faster. The locks are much further apart, and much larger. We were just in a lock with six barges. It was a little scary, though in the end everything worked out okay. The towns have been a little larger than I like. I suspect that as we get further from Paris they will shrink in ...

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Barging – More Than Eating, Drinking and Making Merry

Lisa and I were just talking about our blogs while enjoying a fantastic meal at A la Cote St. Jacques. It is a very special restaurant that has two Michelin stars. Lisa was saying that unless you’ve actually stayed on Rabelo you would think by reading our blogs that all we do is eat, drink and sight-see. Before replying I took another sip from the fabulous Burgundian primer cru we had just ordered, and then a bite of ...

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The True Allure of Life On The River

Life along ariver has always been as different as the current that flows between its banks. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Mississippi, Rhine, Nile, or the Seine. These moving ribbons of liquid are constantly changing, presenting new and different faces at every turn.  Sometimes it is nothing more than a host of bureaucratic rules. At other times it could be a raging current or a huge fuel barge attempting to negotiate a tight turn with it’s massive ...

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A Trip of Our Favorite Spots in Paris

We spent one night in Brussels, and then it was back to Southern California for my nieces wedding. I much prefer Paris to Brussels, but I have to say we enjoyed our quick overnight stay. The old city square was beautiful, and our hotel recommended an excellent restaurant.  If you like chocolate, waffles, or beer then you’ll love Brussels.

After a short trip home we flew back, and met Rabelo in the heart of Paris. Kevin delivered ...

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We are BACK on Rabelo – and the Louis Vuitton Museum

After a hectic winter Lisa and have returned to Rabelo. We were so excited to be back you would think we were a couple of kids. Before heading to Rabelo we spent two nights in Paris recovering from our long flight and a train ride from Brussels to Paris. During our short layover we also celebrated my birthday.  Unfortunately, while rushing to make my birthday dinner I unexpectedly found myself in the middle of an altercation with a ...

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The Perfect Day In Paris

We’ve had a wonderful week with Sara and Marty, though mostly Sara.  Marty talks too much.  Our friends were headed to Paris, and suggested we join them.  Lisa said we really should go.  Moreover, she was in need of some retail therapy.  What about the secretary we just bought??

She reminded me,“That was two weeks ago, and besides it didn’t count.”

“Why didn’t it count?”

“Because retail therapy only works for stuff you don’t need.” ...

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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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Biarritz, San Sebastian and the Gastro Gymnastics

I made it back to Rabelo despite my stomachs insistence on completing an evening workout. My internal organs performed an Olympic gymnastics routine on the way home, and received a score of 9.6. That night the god of the water closet and I spent many hours together, and became closest of friends. In fact I put in so many hours working on our relationship there wasn’t time to sleep.

The following morning I boarded the plane dreary ...

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