Monthly Archives: May 2012

Packing up

Well, the time to pack the bags is upon me.  No more delaying it.  We head to Paris tomorrow to participate in the Dutch Barge Association (DBA) soiree, then I am back to the US. for a month of work … Continue reading

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Asymptotically Approaching Normal

We Homo sapiens are a pretty adaptable lot.  That thought came to me as we were riding our bikes alongside a section of the canal we would be traveling later this season.  We were two Americans among many French families … Continue reading

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Six-Course Dinner

Oh, the elegant French dinner:  six  wonderful courses, each paired with an appropriate aperitif, local wine,  Marabelle nightcap, each accompanied by a toast, clinking of glasses (must look eye to eye with the person you are clinking and never cross … Continue reading

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Chicken, Chicken, Who’s got the Gold Label Chicken?

Off to the farmer’s market in Nancy to buy a whole chicken to roast for dinner.  Easy?  NO! There are Eight different types of chickens to choose from.  They have Gold Label chickens and darker chickens and chickens that were … Continue reading

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Small Victories

Well, we are back in Nancy, France after an interesting and almost all great trip back from the shipyard.  We are not quite to our planned destination……. By about 150 meters.     Carol had planned for months to obtain a spot … Continue reading

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Our dockage with a view, Metz, FR

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Transport through the vineyards

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What St. Bernard’s do on their summer vacation in Luxembourg

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“Private” Notes to Friends

To our power boat friends:  How does 1,24 euros per liter ($4.80/gallon  ) with 450 liters for a total of 580 euros strike you for a fuel fill-up?  Luckily, this is not often.  To our Road Bike friends: Hundreds of … Continue reading

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Finally!

On Saturday morning, after 3 weeks in Europe, our barging journey truly began.  As Vivante slowly moved away from the mooring at the Boost yard, we were on our own moving back up the Moselle toward Nancy, France.     The new … Continue reading

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