16 Days in France (The Supervisor’s Cruise)

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[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 because I am often the subject rather than the photographer!  🙂

Avignon

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[Our first breakfast in city central.]

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20140607_113520[Reetz pestered by an American tourist.]

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[Shoulda gone for a ride!]

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[At the hotel.]

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[Back downtown on morning two.]

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[Where we first saw the ads for the art show at the Popes’ Palace.]

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[Avignon at night from our boat.]

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[The guys, just trying to hold our own against The Seven.  😉  ]

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[It’s a par-TAY!]

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[Boogie?]

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[Let’s get this tub rollin’ on the river!]

Arles

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[At the arena, and no I do not believe that is Al Grundei shooting next to me in the top two photos.]

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[Ole!!]

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[Ahhh, St. Etienne des Sorts, where we were stranded for two days.  Nice souvenir from the crew.  😉  ]

Lavender

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[At the lavender museum, the super got a lovely shot of the field here.]

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[Amid the distillery.]

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[Waiting to be picked up by the boat in Viviers.]

Beaune

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[On the road to Beaune, the capital of Burgundy.]

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[The difference between men and women as to what they like to take pictures of – she likes cars.  Now I don’t know if it’s for her sake, or son Rob’s, but I’ll put them all in for her, beginning with Reetz and her Jag XKE.]

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[These were all arriving while we were standing there.  I’ve never heard of them, but apparently Panhards are (were?) famous European race cars.]

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[We’re going for a wine tasting!  🙂  ]

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[And our tour guide led the tasting.  I see we were 3C again?]

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[And completing (beginning?) the tasting.]

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[The Hospice]

Cloud nine gets all the publicity, but cloud eight actually is cheaper, less crowded, and has a better view.  ~  George Carlin

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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