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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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4 Rue Rabelais

I have this thing. I can never think of François Rabelais without recalling Robert Preston:  Professor, her kind of woman doesn’t belong on any committee. Of course, I shouldn’t tell you this but she advocates dirty books. Harold: Dirty books! Alma: Chaucer Ethel: Rabelais … Continue reading

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Tours Saturday

Who knew this was such a lively place? Off the train from Chenonceau we figured to find some croissants for Sunday’s breakfast. Barbara knew there was a boulangerie on the Rue de Nationale, and we turned up that way, where … Continue reading

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