We have now welcomed the dissipation of our troublesome canicule (Translation: the heat wave is over), and so I return to the Blogosphere with a new offering of Radio Free Daglan. But I begin with observations on some recent travels.
You may know that one of the disadvantages of living in a rural community like Daglan is that foreign travel typically takes a full day longer than you’d expect. On the plus side, this often means spending a night in our favourite city, Paris.
And so it was, a few weeks ago, that we took the train up to Paris before flying the next afternoon to the Canadian city where my wife Jan and I spent most of our working lives. Here’s a quick peek at our Paris hotel, located in our favourite arrondissement, the 7th:
It’s a great area, with wide open spaces, lively cafés, and at least a few popular attractions, like, well, this well known structure — as seen from the balcony of our hotel room:
Aside from its great location, one of the attractive features of our hotel is that there is a comfortable café on the ground floor, which features a nice full breakfast — like this one:
Well nourished, Jan and I took a taxi out to De Gaulle on a Friday morning and had a smooth and very comfortable flight to Toronto, starting in the early afternoon (Paris time) and arriving in the late afternoon (Toronto time).
Then we spent the night at an airport hotel, and took a taxi to son Michael’s house on Saturday morning to begin several days of fun with our lovely family (our two children, their partners, and now four grandchildren) and terrific friends. It was a wonderful break. And the recent break in the weather is wonderful too.