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Our Anniversary Viking Cruise on the Rhone River

I just took a river cruise in Provence with The Husband for our 35th Wedding Anniversary and it turned out to be the perfect way to celebrate the occasion. Come along as we explore this area of France and discover some amazing food.     Day One: Hello From Lyon Yesterday marked the…

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Our Anniversary Cruise on the Rhone River

I just took a river cruise in Provence with The Husband for our 35th Wedding Anniversary and it turned out to be the perfect way to celebrate the occasion. Come along as we explore this area of France and discover some amazing food. Hello from Lyon: We are excited to be in Lyon…

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Last Day On The Ship

Arles was our final destination.  Best known as the inspiration for the several hundred canvases Van Gogh painted there in 1888 and 1889, this small city is sunny, cozy, and colorful.  Indeed, parts of it are unchanged since Van Gogh’s day and on the morning we visited we were duly…

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I will be at Whisk in Cary, North Carolina for a Book Signing and Cooking Class on October 13th.

On October 13th, I will be at Whisk in Cary, North Carolina for a Book Signing followed by a 6:30 pm Cooking Class. Whisk is located at 316 Colonades Way, #214, Cary, NC 27518. The menu for the class will be Tomato Paella Soup, Greek Shrimp, Farro, and Greens, and Apricot Souffle. For more information and to…

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On Day 7, we explored Avignon but saved time for two amazing meals.

  Spent the day in Avignon, a medieval city surrounded by stone walls. For 70 years during the 14th Century, it displaced Rome as the papal seat of the Catholic Church. Today it is a modern city of rare charm, perhaps best known to outsiders as the home of the…

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Day Six on the River.

The river took us today to the mountain town of Tournon Sur Rhone, where we boarded a locomotive straight out of “Death Valley Days” and chugged off into the mountains surrounding the Doux River.  This is rugged country – wine country — green, rocky, and utterly beautiful.  The air was…

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It’s Day 5 and we follow Thomas Jefferson’s footsteps in the small town of Vienne.

  Got up bright and early to check out Vienne, a perfect little gem of a city, population 30,000, whose roots go back to the Roman era.  Two thousand years later, one of its enduring attractions is the Temple of Augustus and Livia, a magnificent ruin in the center of…

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Day Four; we are in Perouges.

Yesterday, after a quick walk in Lyon in search of cough drops for The Husband (he’s fighting a cold, poor guy), we came back to the ship for lunch.  The centerpiece was the most delicious garlic soup. It was garnished with chopped hard-cooked egg white and caramelized garlic chips.  It…

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Today we boarded our ship, the Viking Heimdal, and then checked out the local foods at Les Halles in Lyon.

We boarded our ship, the Viking Heimdal, docked on the River Rhone in Lyon, settled in our cozy little room with a balcony where I plan to spend a lot of time   and got ready to sail this morning to Macon.  The plan was scrapped though, thanks to some kind…

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Day 2 and 3 in Lyon.

Day 2 and 3 in Lyon.  On the way back to the Carlton Hotel after our dinner at La Tassée – The Husband was knocked out by his rognons – we were hanging out by the fountains in the Place de la Republique when our attention was arrested by a…

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