Italian Dolomites

After 3 wonderful weeks at our shared Chez Mirabel house in Provence, Martha and I drove to Toulouse where she linked up with a 10 day art workshop. And I then drove to northern Italy for 3 weeks of hiking in the Dolomites. The first two days were in Santa Maddalena (aka Santa Magdalena) in […]

Trip to Portugal & France

Martha and I scheduled 5 weeks at our shared Provencal house in October & November and we decided to tack on couple of weeks in Portugal beforehand. Some friends had raved about walking Portugal’s Rota Vicenta a year earlier, so we decided to follow in their footsteps (literally). I only took my pocket-sized Sony RX100 […]

Trip to Europe & East Africa

Martha and I, together with Bend friends Andy & Marcia, spent 5 weeks in Europe and East Africa this fall. We spent the first week at Chez Mirabel, our house in Provence, France. Then 4 days in Amsterdam, followed by two weeks on safari in Northern Tanzania. Lastly, we spent a week on Zanzibar, mostly […]

Pictures from November Trip to France

I have published a couple of galleries of photos taken during last November’s house buying and renovation trip to Provence, France: France November Photos. Many of these photos were originally posted in the Chez Mirabel blog, but they were of pretty low quality since they were processed quickly on a computer with inferior monitor/screen.

An Adventure in France

Well, it’s been awhile since Martha & I have had a travel adventure that we thought was worth sharing with you, but we’re now in the middle of a doozy  — we bought a house in Provence a little over a month ago!  But let me back up and start at the beginning … Last […]

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