Monthly Archives: July 2014

July in Alexandria (Part II)

High School Jazz Combo @ Bug-A-Boo Bay [July 22, we know Paul Meland on sax and Kirby Karpan on bass, who both have played in such groups for what seems like many years.  I think they both graduated this year?] … Continue reading

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July in Alexandria (Part I)

Another momentary respite from France to catch up on . . . summer!  (Afterall, this is Vacationland USA, where the excitement never ends!  🙂  ) Theatre L’Homme Dieu [The longest running summer stock theater in Minnesota.  Go on Tuesday nights, … Continue reading

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Alexandria Area High School

Again a short break from France to catch up on local events . . . [The Voice of Alexandria video tour.] [Thanks again to Dave Hartmann and Tom Mulder for setting up this special tour for Paul Donley, one of … Continue reading

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16 Days in France (The Supervisor’s Cruise)

[We came, we saw, we got sore feet!] OK, this is the supervisor’s time – her photos of the trip.  You’ve seen these places before though my eye, and now through hers for our digital scrapbooking.  And I like it … Continue reading

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16 Days in France (Day 12, Part 2)

[Leaving the Louvre and entering the Tuileries Gardens where a photographer was shooting crows?] Paris [The crow took refuge behind people enjoying the sun on the grass.  Oh, and I believe the statue to be a Maillol named “Mediterrane.”] [Then it was … Continue reading

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16 Days in France (Day 12, Part 1)

[As I was processing the photos from our first full day in Paris, I realized that this was truly one of the very special days in this old buck’s life.  Well over 200 photos were taken beginning with this very French lamp that … Continue reading

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16 Days in France (Day 11)

“The first time I saw Paris . . .” [As you may recall, our original plan, documented by reservations, was to take the high speed TGV train from Chalon-sur-Saone to Paris, a 200-mile trip in about an hour.  But a railroad strike “cancelled” … Continue reading

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