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Palais-des-Congrès Furnished Suites

Here is a nice place we came across unexpectedly. The plan was to take the train from Quebec City to Montreal and stay there overnight before our flight back to San Antonio. Barbara Jean checked on-line and found this place. … Continue reading

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Make a run for the border.

Adventures in Big Bend Territory Spring break, and we took a break. Our second day in Big Bend territory we took the River Road Drive. Something under a hundred miles of roller coaster road that follows (and sometimes doesn’t) the … Continue reading

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Captain Morgan’s Retreat

A Fabulous Getaway As mentioned elsewhere. we were having dinner, we both agreed we needed to get out of the house. Barbara Jean is master of this sort of thing, and a couple of hours later she had us booked … Continue reading

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Coco Beach Lunch

The Great Lunch Expedition The night we arrived at Captain Morgan’s Retreat we had dinner at their restaurant, and it was most grand. For lunch the next day we figured there must be something besides. The literature we had showed … Continue reading

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Captain Morgan’s Revenge

Also remembered as Gulliver’s Travails I remember Captain Morgan as a notorious pirate from the 17th century: Sir Henry Morgan (Welsh: Harri Morgan, c. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was a Welsh privateer, landowner and, later, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. From his base in Port Royal, Jamaica, … Continue reading

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5 Rue Ranfer de Bretenière

We stayed four weeks in France, booking three different vacation rentals through VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner). The last was 5 Rue Ranfer de Bretenière in Dijon. Being new to the whole business, we found the process to involve some adventure. … Continue reading

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The Last Train to Dijon

The plan was to stay seven nights in Tours followed by six nights in Dijon. Should have been no problem. We booked vacation rentals on-line before leaving the U.S. A few days into our stay in Tours I figured to … Continue reading

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