Travel


And finally, the year ended with a long visit to the States.

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We spent a lot of time in Austin, Texas. One of our favorite things to do was walk around Town Lake.

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We visited old haunts. This was the Oasis with fabulous views.

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We made a trip to New Orleans, always a great place to visit.

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We visited with family in Colorado for Thanksgiving.

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We spent Christmas in Arizona and spent time with my mother.

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The best part, of course, was connecting with friends and family, especially grandchildren.

And today, as I post this, I am on my way back to Paris so I hope to have some photos of Paris next week if I can get over my jet lag enough to get out and explore.

The summer of 2015 we…

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Stopped in London for two days. This is from The Eye, a ferris wheel that gives you a view around the Thames area.

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Went to Dorgdogne where we saw these beautiful grounds of Marqueyssac.

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Saw this view from a castle in Beynac.

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Had an unexpected and enjoyable stop at le Puy en Velay.

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And found this underground church carved out of rock in a village called Aubeterre on the way back from Dordogne.

First, before I look back at 2015, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. I don’t make resolutions any more. I just to intend to enjoy and appreciate what I have in my life.

Maurice and I did a home exchange with a couple in Ireland. The exchange wasn’t that wonderful but I sure did enjoy beautiful Ireland.

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Stunning coastline views.

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Hidden corners

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Sheep everywhere.

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We loved Dublin and our visit to the famous library there.

During 2015 I visited Texas twice.

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Home of margaritas

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With chips and salsa.

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I visited a friend in California too.

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Where I discovered Moscow Mules. They taste better to me if they are in that cute copper mug.

As we apprach the new year (so quickly!) I thought I would go back through my photos from this year and pick out a few favorites.

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Last year we were in Nerja, Spain for Christmas into the new year.

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There were lots of beautiful views there overloking the ocean.

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Back in Paris to enjoy the winter light.

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Always love a view of Notre Dame. I get a thrill each time I see it.

We are back in Arizona with mostly blue skies and sunshine. The other day we made a trip out to nearby Carefree where my parents used to live.

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There is an area there full of giant boulders. There is, in fact, a resort there called The Boulders. It’s such an unexpected thing to come upon in the desert.

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Seen in the garden in the city center. The ends of the cacti are covered with plastic cups to protect the plants as it got below freezing for two nights.

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Giant sundial.

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An unusual cactus. I’m not sure if it is a native plant or not.

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We went into an old time bar called The Horny Toad for a drink while there. I liked the wooden floor.

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