• Domestic
  • Socca

    It was an afterthought on the end of the walk. We had spent the last two hours walking the streets of Nice with Gaétan, a volunteer from the Greeter organization. Now near the end of our time, he suggested we take a table on the sidewalk bistro and try some traditional Niçoise faire. The carafe […]

  • About Travel
  • Painting Memories

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    Since returning from Nice, you could say I’ve been a bit obsessed. In the span of a few weeks, I’ve created seven palm tree paintings, and I’ve got at least one more to go. While in Nice, we saw an exhibit of Raoul Dufy’s work and it set off fireworks in my brain. So I’ve […]

  • International
  • Smashing Pennies

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    It’s 8:00 a.m. and we’re up and dressed, on vacation. We’ve taken a bus and a tram to arrive on a side of Nice we haven’t visited yet. Here we’re boarding the elusive Bus 82. We were up late the night before, studying time tables to make sure we knew how to navigate the public […]

  • International
  • Nice is Nice

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    So far so good. We arrived in Nice with our luggage. We communicated with the bus station clerk and found our route to the apartment. We boarded the bus and I sat, with Travis standing beside me so that a little girl could take the remaining chair. The logistics of vacation was going well. We […]

  • International
  • Nice Planning

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    So I started planning a trip to Italy, and I ended up booking a trip to France. This is the second time Italy has been passed over, so I feel like I need to start examining why I refuse to go to Italy. But that’s a different post. This is about the French Riviera.   […]