Category Travel

Montpelier Estate, Virginia

Montpelier is the sprawling plantation estate of our fourth president, James Madison. Without time to enjoy the house tour, we ambled through the garden and around the grounds. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

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Orange, Virginia

Orange, Virginia seems a great example of small-town America. We stopped here en route across the US to look around and get some snapshots for a friend of Susanne’s that shares her last name with this quaint little town.

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Picker’s Supply, Fredericksburg, VA

Picker’s Supply is a musical instrument and instruction center in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. Susanne was diverted by the pretty green guitar in the window and mentioned to me she was thinking about ‘picking’ up (sorry!) an instrument, so we decided…

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Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia

Before starting out across Virginia state, Susanne and I stopped in Fredericksburg’s quaint downtown area to grab an espresso and take a peek at the local shops. This is a friendly little town with lots of personality. Susanne told me…

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Cross Country Road Trip: Day One

Today I embark on a cross country road trip. From Washington DC straight across the middle of the US to the San Francisco Bay. I’ve just flown into Washington DC and met up with my dear friend Susanne. Tomorrow we…

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Ironwork of France

While in the French countryside, I became fascinated with the beautiful and artistic ironwork displayed in gates, balconies, windows and religious artifacts throughout the towns and villages. I’d like to share with you some of my favorites.

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The Gardens of Marqueyssac

The Gardens of Marqueyssac are often referred to as the hanging gardens because they sit on a long plateau that hovers above the Dordogne Valley. This offers visitors panoramic views of the entire valley surrounding it. It is a private…

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Chateau de Castelnaud

Chateau de Castelnaud originated in the 13th century, though it has been reconstructed and built upon throughout the years. Though it changed hands numerous times, it was a formidable stronghold in it’s day. The current heritage site houses a wealth…

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