View from our terrace.... It had been a long few months of confinement here and with our moving date to return to the US approaching quickly we had hoped it might be possible to travel a little more before leaving France. As soon as the French Government finally announced that effective June 2, they were… Continue reading Robion (Provence)-June 2020
Jocelyn and Farrah come visit!
After giving me a year to get settled and try to figure out how the heck to live and function here in Clermont-Ferrand, it was time to show our city to friends! Jocelyn and Farrah came to visit in September and though we had plans to visit Paris, too, they came to Clermont-Ferrand first for… Continue reading Jocelyn and Farrah come visit!
Les Gilets Jaunes
It was mid-November 2018 that marked the first Saturday that the Gilets Jaunes made their first appearance on the scene. For the week or two leading up to their first protest (which the French refer to as a manifestation), we would spot more and more bright yellow vests folded and sitting up on the passenger side of… Continue reading Les Gilets Jaunes
October was the most difficult month we've had in our time here in France. We had unexpectedly returned to Greenville for a few weeks and, fter losing my Dad to a sudden illness on October 21, we came home to France and the daily routines of life. The week after we returned, the boys had… Continue reading St. Rémy
Coronavirus 2020- week 1
It became a thing before we'd really even had time to notice it. Over the last few years here in France, I'd become a little selective in what news I was choosing to follow/listen to/worry about. The thing is, it is not one country that we are a part of, but 2. Not one continent,… Continue reading Coronavirus 2020- week 1
For year 2, I decided to write a bit about Owen. I think one of the things that has surprised us most about this experience was the amount of courage it would require from each of us, but especially our kids. Owen is generally a pretty reserved, quiet kid who likes to take in a… Continue reading Owen
Our 3rd and last winter here in France, it's no surprise that we wanted to get as much out of the Alps as we possibly could before we move back to (mostly) sunny South Carolina. This time around, we had to do a little more planning on the front end, now that we have a… Continue reading Méribel 3
Our last morning in Budapest, we had a little extra time to get ready, pack up and get to the train station since our train to Vienna didn't leave until after 1:00. We hung out in Keleti train station which was quite old and run-down with very little in the way of food to grab… Continue reading Vienna
We still had our car leaving Münich so we drove to the airport and after finding satellite parking, it was another 30 minutes of walking around with our suitcases in and out of parking garages before we found an Lufthansa stewardess who told us we had to take the elevator (which was broken) up to… Continue reading Budapest
Munich- Summer 2019
We were sad to leave Lake Como and all of it's beauty, but I had been hoping since we'd moved to France that we would make our way over to it's less-than- popular-among-the-French next door neighbor, Germany. For obvious reasons, there isn't much love lost between these 2 countries and if you live in France… Continue reading Munich- Summer 2019