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Off to France!

July 11, 2013
Lavender fields in Provence.

Lavender fields in Provence.

This is not a travel writing blog. If you want to read an excellent one, I recommend Lesley Carter’s Bucket List Publications. Aside from being a relentlessly entertaining writer, you will develop an envy for the remarkable life Ms. Carter lives. Partly inspired by Lesley’s blog, I am going to dip my toe into the pond of travel writing.

Leaving on Friday, July 12, my wife Valerie and I will be spending two weeks in France–the first week in Provence, the second in Paris with a one night stopover in Chartres.

We will be bringing along our MacBook Air, so I will have the opportunity to blog about the trip. I have never done travel writing before, and I am excited to see how well I can translate my experiences into the blog.

There will be some photos to go with it, but you will be happy to know they will be taken by Valerie. Unfortunately, the Parkinson’s tremors generally create the illusion that I am taking photographs during an earthquake. However, if an earthquake does happen, I will try to take photos then, because I am curious to see how they would come out.

So that’s what you can expect from me for the next couple of weeks. Hopefully compelling details of our adventures, combined with some intriguing photographs. We will then discover how well I can get my Anthony Bourdain on–aside from snark and a love a street food. Got those already.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 11, 2013 9:58 am

    Kevin, enjoy your trip to France (this said with a generous dash of envy!) 🙂 Looking forward to your posts!

  2. July 11, 2013 11:24 am

    Thanks! Let me know how I do. 🙂

  3. July 11, 2013 2:57 pm

    I hope you have fun! If I ever get the chance to go to France, I’d want to check out Le Mont Saint-Michel. It looks amazing, especially at night, from what I saw on Google Images. I think that might be a bit far from where you’ll be though.

    • July 11, 2013 5:09 pm

      We tried to fit in a visit to Mont Saint Michel, but it didn’t make sense geographically with this trip. We will save it for next time!

  4. Lucy Simard permalink
    July 12, 2013 9:29 pm

    Bon Voyage, Kevin and Val! I wish you had told me you were going when I saw you at Main Street! I am very excited for you, having spent many wonderful and leisurely days in Provence in my lifetime and never enough time in Paris! I will skip the obvious “envy” statement and instead, be very joyful and excited for you! And I will live out the envy part through your blog! Have a wonderful time in the country of my dreams! xoxo

  5. July 28, 2013 9:02 pm

    I thought I had told you at the retirement party, but apparently not! I hope you enjoy all of the France entries here.

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