The Romans were here

The Romans are one of just many different reasons that we have spent a lot of time near Avignon in Provence. This …

Avignon and Aramon

Three weeks of staying near Avignon and we haven’t left yet.  In all honesty, we didn’t get to properly visit Avignon for …

Dijon

Mike and I spent a few very enjoyable days visiting Dijon, the capital of Burgundy.  No we didn’t buy any of the …

Arras, Dieppe and more

Canada could learn a lot about camping from Europe.  We just stayed in a campsite that was 1 km from the main …

Rouen and the Seine River

Two weeks camping in a marina on the Seine River, lovely.  I actually ran outside in the rain to get the picture …

June 6, 1944  D-Day

In 10 days camping near the D-Day Invasion Beaches of Normandy, you can’t help but learn something about the invasion.  The invasion …

Emerald Coast

No we aren’t in Ireland, we have been visiting the Emerald Coast of France.  Mont Saint-Michel is France’s most popular tourist attraction …

Heading to Brittany

Mike and I camped in Nantes for two weeks.  We might have stayed longer if the campground hadn’t been fully booked.  Nantes …

Apocalyptic Heat Wave

It was interesting listening to the Canadian CBC news broadcast talk about the apocalyptic heat wave covering France.  They were right.  This …

102 km!!

102 km (63 miles), that is what Mike cycled the other day without me!  When I write I need absolute quiet so …

Blois and the Loire Valley

It has been exactly 30 years since Mike and I toured the Loire valley on vacation in a rented camper. Having our …

Leaving the Mediterranean

Mike and I have now spent six weeks along the Mediterranean with the last two at a campground in Agde.  During this …

An Awful Day

What an absolutely awful day.  Mike and I have continued our long distance bike riding this week and, yesterday the plan was …

North Catalonia

Mike and I have spent the last week in North Catalonia but we are not in Spain, we are in France.  Apparently …

La Cité de Carcassonne

30 years ago Mike and I accidentally stumbled on the phenomenal walled city of Carcassonne.  I believe that it was the first …

Toulouse

When I hear the term “pink city” I think of Jaipur in India. That is a city well deserving of the name. …

Around Lourdes

I chose the camping spot at Tournay as it was within an hour or so of various areas I wanted us to …

San Sebastián, Spain

Mike and I visited San Sebastián, a major town in Spanish Basque country, by car and liked it so much we made …

French Basque Country

We are currently staying in Basque country (Pays Basque).  Most people think of Spain when they hear Basque but the bordering area …

Spring has Sprung

Magnolia trees, green grass, trees turning green, a few flowers and people mowing their lawns all says that spring has arrived.  My …

Medieval Villages Galore

I think what intrigues Mike and I the most about the various medieval villages we have been touring is that you will …

We’re Back!

Mike and I are now back in Europe starting Year Six of our three year plan.  I guess that means that we …

2021 Summary

For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has determined both our route and our time allotment in Europe.  This year …

Bordeaux

Wine! It is really too bad that Mike and I aren’t more into wine.  Why aren’t we wine connoisseurs or even wine …

Périgord: Come Visit

1,000 castles and châteaux are in Périgord, the area where we are camping.  The Périgord region is also known by the name …

Heading to Western Europe

Big news first.  After almost 5 years we have finally got to France which is where we were heading a very long …