Category Archives: travel


This past weekend Scotty and I made our way to Orlando to see family and attend his grandmother’s memorial service. The service was beautiful and it was good to see family and relatives (some from as far away as England). … Continue reading

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San Francisco

After four beautiful days in Chicago Scotty and I made our way to San Francisco. We had decided to combine the conference trip with our Thanksgiving visit to my family. Doing so meant we would get to hang out with … Continue reading

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Well, this blog has collected a bit of dust. Have any of you caught on to the fact that I’m not finding much inspiration in my new surroundings? Despite my best efforts to see the beauty, this place just hasn’t … Continue reading

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Rodin and Napoleon

One of my favorite places in Paris is the Rodin Museum. It is the home of the famous sculpter of The Thinker and the house and gardens are a quiet refuge in the middle of this bustling city. So, we headed … Continue reading

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Waiting for Doisneau

Scotty and I were excited about an exhibition of Robert Doisneau’s wonderful photographs taking place at the Hôtel de Ville. One of of the last days that it was open we were joined by the rest of the gang and … Continue reading

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Le Cordon Bleu

For a birthday present my mom said that she wanted to take me to Le Cordon Bleu for a cooking class. Well, that sounded like a great idea to me, so a couple of days after she arrived we headed … Continue reading

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Stormy Sunshine on the Seine

Earlier in my mom and sisters’ visit we decided to hop on a Batobus and ride along the Seine. I had never done this and it was such a wonderful experience to see Paris from the water. It’s a completely … Continue reading

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French Elections

On Sunday the French went to the polls to choose a new president. As is customary this election did not decide who would be the president. I believe there are ten official parties in France and in order to be … Continue reading

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Going to the Trinity Chapel

I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! We had a wonderful trip to Cambridge over the weekend and since we’ve been back we’ve been hanging out with family, trying to deal with a situation in our apartment, and attempting to get … Continue reading

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Hotel de Ville

I didn’t post these before our trip to Edinburgh, so here they are now. After standing in line for 90 minutes to see the wonderful Sempé exhibition at the Hotel de Ville (love his New Yorker covers!), we later emerged to … Continue reading

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