Thursday, May 5, 2011

The days are passing quickly


Freshly squeezed tangerine/grapefruit juice from the neighbor's trees

Tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella



 The oleander are especially pretty right now

I thought I'd share a few pretty colors around the house with you.  As if I haven't already, I am going to take a blogging break.  We have a lot going on and I just can't get into the mood for writing. 

Always this time of year, things get a little hectic for me.  I like to have a schedule and traveling always throws me off.  We will be heading north shortly.  We will be visiting my brother and his wife, my niece and family and then further north to spend time with daughter #2 and family.  Then flying to France and spending three weeks in one of our favorite places in the world.  We are very excited to have plans  to meet a blogger who lives in Provence.  We also will be staying very near the Mediterranean, so seafood will be on the menu often. 

The trip will end with 4 days in Paris.  We will try to see what we missed on our last trip to this beautiful city and again repeat favorites such as the Eiffel Tower.

Then we will be heading further West in the US to visit more friends, daughter #1 and family and then to Montana until the fall.

Organizing a wardrobe for all these climates can be challenging, but we always seem to pull it off.
I am planning on blogging about our trip after I get back from Paris and then off and on as the summer continues.  I will be checking in on your blogs after we are back in the States.  Bientôt

32 comments:

  1. Susan, I hope your travels go smoothly and you enjoy your multiple holiday. My best to you both. Blessings...Mary

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  2. Do you need a travel companion??? What a wonderful itinerary you have coming up. Enjoy every moment!

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  3. Anonymous6:14 PM

    I will miss following your adventures. I wish you could post your activities as you live them in France. rw

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  4. RW..we have made the decision to not drag the laptop with us. We will check into Internet cafe's along the way, but will not take the time to blog. I will be journaling so it stays fresh in my mind. "Adventures" you call it. Sometimes I think we are "nuts"!!

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  5. Have fun Susan. We'll miss you and can't wait to hear about your trips. I completely understand why you won't be blogging while you are gone. Just have fun and enjoy the break. We'll be here when you get back.
    Sam

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  6. We'll miss you, Susan! Happy Traveling!

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  7. I'm so excited for you, Susan. Taking a blogging break makes all the sense in the world. You have so much to plan for...makes me tired just thinking about it. I'm already looking forward to your posts about your wonderful time in France. Have a fantastic adventure, my friend.

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  8. Let me know if you need someone to carry your suitcases!!! LOL!!! Sounds like a great and busy vacation time for you ~ have a blast!

    BTW, the juice looks fantastic, I might be tempted to slip some vodka in it! LOL!!! How can you go wrong with tomato, basil, and mozzarella?

    Au revoir!

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  9. Susan-what are your dates for Paris? If I'm here I'd love to meet up with you. I will be gone all of July. Linda

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  10. Hope that you have a fantastic trip. I am sorry that I will not be meeting you when you are relatively speaking so close. Looking forward to you posts on your return. Diane

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  11. Susan, Have a pleasant journey. I am curious about where you will be staying in Provence because we are planning a trip for next summer. I have found a lovely apartment in Lourmarin in Vaucluse, but don't know if there is someplace else that would be better. Let me know if you get a chance. We will be here when you get back. Enjoy the journey.

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  12. Sounds like a busy summer! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

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  13. Susan, I hope your travels are full of good food, good company and beautiful sites and sounds! blessings ~ tanna

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  14. Oh my! I wish I lived by you! It's still too cold where I live :( Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my bread! ♥-Katrina

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  15. Beautiful pictures and have a safe trip...see you when you are back Susan :-)

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  16. How exciting for you...hope you have a great safe trip!

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  17. Tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella; that is one of my favourite things.
    Love all those bright flowers you shared
    Enjoy you time away,but bring back some tales of your experience.
    Have fun and stay safe.
    Rita

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  18. Have a wonderful time, Susan! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  19. I'll bet you'll return with a year's worth of recipes and stories to blog. Have a wonderful time!

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    http://www.brendascanadiankitchen.com/2011/05/cookbook-giveaway-results.html#comment-form

    Have a happy weekend!

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  21. You sure you don't need a person assistant to help during your travel, Susan? Sounds like a great trips ahead! Be safe and share with us all the details when you return! :)

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  22. I'm so glad you liked the chihuahua's. I'm not into mixed drinks, but I absolutely love them. Take care. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Wow! You are globe trotting! Wishing you a safe and glorious break. You'll be missed.

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  24. So exciting, have a great trip!

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  25. Susan, it sounds like a blast and I don't blame you with the blogging break! Here's wishing you and The Trout a fantastic trip filled with lots of fun, good food and adventures. Take care.

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  26. It all sounds like a dream! Enjoy every minute of it, take lots of photos, can't wait to see you Montana in July...

    Hugs....

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  27. Susan, all your summer travel plans is like music to my ears. Have a wonderful time. Awesome!

    Velva

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  28. Have a safe and wonderful trip! Exciting!

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  29. Oh wow everything looks so good! Tomatoes, basil, and cheese, best meal ever :)

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  30. Wow what a wonderful trip. I am sure you will have a fantastic time.

    The fresh grapefruit and mandarin juice looks and sounds wonderful.

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  31. Happy travels. Oh how I wish I was going to France, one of my all time favorite places to visit.

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