Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Five P’s

Every now and then I take one of those online 10 question quizzes claiming to enlighten your personality and preferences. Yesterday I was Perfect at distinguishing slightly different colors. Last week, I earned happiness just from being like a Peony…apparently … Continue reading

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I Love Being a Groupie

Borrowing the name from a friend, K and I are starting a new group within the BWC called Women Who Wine. Come September, we already know our first outing will be at Wine Cellar & Co. on rue des remparts. Owner … Continue reading

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Durango

What a great name. It works for a dog, a truck, a comic book hero, a river, a city in Colorado, and if you add “& Silverton”, a narrow gauge steam railroad line. What fun it was to visit everyone … Continue reading

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Descanso Gardens

A beautiful day, a favorite place, a wonderful time…camellias, iris, roses, treescapes, and a grumpy fish. With a sprinkle just as we were leaving. Totally perfect. (u)   x(o)x

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The Pool

A favorite place at one of my all-inclusive resorts in Arizona! It’s going to be 100 degrees or more in Bordeaux today and just these pictures make me feel cool and refreshed. Which is infinitely better than feeling like you’re … Continue reading

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La Plage à Bordeaux Lac

Within minutes on the tram and a short walk, my toes were wiggling in warm soft sand. K and I staked out a spot with colorful beach towels and a picnic spread and then started to catch up on several … Continue reading

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Four Corners

On a flat paper map there is one point where four states meet and it happens to be in Navajo territory. The states (going clockwise from 12) are Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. During my trip, we traveled from … Continue reading

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la Base sous-marine

It is 1943. Workmen, many of whom are conscripted Spaniards, complete the German submarine bunker in Bordeaux. It is a huge concrete structure which houses 43 submarines, each 18 metres long and designed more for ammunition and supply runs in … Continue reading

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A Sense of Gratitude

It’s so easy to be complacent. The details of our lives become routine and scheduled and for every accomplishment, it seems there is another expectation that rises to the top of a list. I don’t want to live that lifestyle … Continue reading

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The Norton Simon Museum

One of my requests was a visit to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. I had not been there before (just one of many firsts) and they had a temporary exhibit of Impressionists. So, after a terrific lunch at Marston’s, … Continue reading

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