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Into Lyon and a Bucket List Item Accomplished!

Into Lyon and a Bucket List Item Accomplished!

Into Lyon and a Bucket List Item Accomplished! We sailed up the Rhône River into Lyon where the Saône and the Rhône connect to form the admirable city of Lyon. We were treated by another wonderfully kind gesture from Dan & Beverly Stephenson to take Nicole and I to dinner at Paul Bocuse, honored as […]

Hermitage Wine Tour – Magnifique!

Hermitage Wine Tour – Magnifique!

Hermitage Wine Tour – Magnifique! Our next docking took us to Hermitage. Hermitage is a French wine Appelation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the northern Rhône wine region of France, and is divided into basically two areas. One of limestone, St. Joseph across the Rhône River, the other Hermitage, a hill that has been a vineyard […]

Truffles Anyone? Our Visit to Domaine de Bramarel

Truffles Anyone? Our Visit to Domaine de Bramarel

Truffles Anyone? Our Visit to Domaine de Bramarel As we cruised up the Rhône River, it was very seldom that you did not find Dr. Doug and I without a glass of wine in hand, however I do believe he slept with his glass. Our excursion for the day was to a Truffle Farm in […]

Continuing up the Rhône – Oh Avignon, We Return!

Continuing up the Rhône – Oh Avignon, We Return!

Oh Avignon, We Return! Our next stop on the cruise up the Rhône was at Avignon, a walled city so beautifully preserved. 30 years ago, Nicole and I had visited this city for an evening and stayed at the Hôtel Palais des Papes. Our goal was to find the little bedroom window that we stayed […]

From Spain to France – The Quaint City of Arles

From Spain to France – The Quaint City of Arles

The Quaint City of Arles After three days in Barcelona, we loaded up and headed to France to meet the rest of the Europa Villagers on board the ship Amadagio. We, of course, started in the bar with a welcome from familiar faces. Our evening included a lovely Europa hosted private dinner and, of course, […]

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