First Blush: Farmers on Strike

Travelling solo I was on my first visit to Lyon, on my way from exploring Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria with classmates, we parted ways in Innsbruck.  They went south to Italy while I headed east on my way to Andrézieux-Bouthéon.  No, it's not a hidden gem of the hexagon, but a childhood friend was living there at the time.  Getting there required travel on three different trains, with a night's stay in Lyon.  Having already been admonished by my matronly server in Innsbruck at dinner the night before for travelling alone....

February 1999

Deux Collines, Deux Filles

Avec Maman...

January 2001

As Spouse and Scholar

In the spring of 2007, I was one of 30 teachers nationally to be accepted to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities program for Teachers of French organized by faculty at the University of Iowa.  In the weeks that proceeded the program, I planned a countryside stay in the Vaucluse, which included visits to Gourdes, Rousillon, Ile sur la Sorge and Avignon.  Venasque....

Host families....

June / July 2007

Séjour avec Sarah

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July 6-13, 2019

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