Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers Railway in Chamonix

September 3, 2014 – We woke up excited to head into the Alps for a few days.  First up, Chamonix.  The train ride was lovely with views of the mountains.  As usual, we stopped at a little store in Annecy to buy supplies – quiche, pain au chocolat, and coffee – for the train ride….

Annecy

September 2, 2014 – We woke up to another beautiful day in southern France, which definitely reminds us of central and northern California, and some of the areas out west with large, rolling hills and short shrubs/tall grass for the vegetation.  Breakfast was another feast, but with more breakfast breads rather than croissants.  The food…

Arles and Avignon

September 1, 2014 – It’s hard to believe that today is our first full day in France.  We started our day with a fantastic breakfast in the courtyard at Le Patio d’Arles.  And by breakfast I mean feast – we had fresh yogurt, figs, grapes, fantastic coffee, buttery croissants, breakfast breads, baguettes with jam, and…

London to Montpellier to Arles

August 31, 2014 – After a good night’s sleep and a full English buffet breakfast, we headed out to explore St James’s Park.  The park is lovely to walk through, from Buckingham Palace down to the horse guard museum.  If you get there a little after 10am you might see the horse guard parading from…