“There’s no dry day in the forecast after Friday,” warns a meteorologist. Seattle has had 140 rainy days since Oct. 1 — blowing past the previous record with more rain to come before the month is over. – Seattle Times Friday April 20, 2017
As I am sitting here in front of the window waiting for the record-breaking rains to arrive, here’s a look at the spring blossoms at the Washington Park Arboretum Continue reading “Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle”
We love Bayeux for the following reasons:
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The Bay of Mont Saint-Michel is a UNESCO world heritage site.
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After a sumptuous meal at La Mère Poulard, we were ready to ascend the stairs leading to the abbey.
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The day we visited Mont Saint-Michel, the weather wasn’t perfect.
So we made the best out of it having lunch at La Mère Poulard. Continue reading “Mont Saint-Michel – La Mère Poulard”
When it comes to spring blossom viewing in the Seattle area, everybody knows about Washington Park Arboretum and the Quad.
Continue reading “Kubota Garden, Seattle”
From Dinan, it’s a half an hour drive to St-Malo. Continue reading “St-Malo, France”
We arrived in Dinan as the clock struck noon, parking was free until two. This is what I like about France, when the meter-maid takes a lunch break, we are spared. Fair and square!
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We just got back from a short but fantastic trip in France and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! We started our journey in Paris, went to the Agriculture Show at Porte de Versailles, then rented a car and drove around Brittany and Normandy. Along the way, we enjoyed beautiful scenery, delicious local cuisine, and a moment of silence at Omaha beach. Given the time of the year, we’ve encountered a wide spectrum of weathers – from rain to high wind, from cloudy overcast sky to amazing rainbow at sea, and finally balmy spring days in Paris.
First of all, I would like to say that France has definitely changed since I was there 4 years ago. There were presence of armed guards and heightened security everywhere – bag checks at key landmarks, museums, cathedrals, even major department stores such as Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché or Le Grande Epicerie. Continue reading “March in France”
Visiting Shimogamo Shrine on a beautiful February morning
was a pure bliss. Continue reading “Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto”