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Polishing off the Tour de France

The time frame may be different, but our basic idea for finishing off the Tour de France — the Sunday “Ride into Paris” — is the same. Namely, Champagne, good food, good friends. When my wife Jan and I lived … Continue reading

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A taste of the Tour, 2017

The Tour de France passed through the Greater Daglan Area this past Tuesday (July 11), leaving lots of residents happy, and a bit fatigued. We were among them. For my wife Jan and me, it was our fourth personal encounter … Continue reading

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The Tour: On your mark, set, camp!

Every time that my wife Jan and I encounter the Tour de France in person, we learn something new. Yesterday (Sunday), we learned that some people are very — very — serious about getting themselves in place to watch the … Continue reading

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Thrills (and possibly spills) in the hills

Most of us like our sidewalks, paths, streets, roads and highways to be smooth. But there is at least one group of riders who prefer their roads to be rocky: the cyclists who ride cross-country (with a lot of downhill … Continue reading

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Lose a tea room, gain a café

It’s something like one step backward, and then one step ahead. It seems definite that our village is losing its tea room, Le Thé Vert, as owners Judith and Paul Thomason have decided to sell their place and move back … Continue reading

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Blossoming

And so it begins — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the gaseous roar of a hot air balloon. Yes, it appears that our long, gray, wet winter has ended, that spring has sprung, and that the … Continue reading

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Wanna run a tea room?

Ever thought about owning and running a tea room? Or something like one? In a beautiful French village? Now’s your chance. Judith Thomason, who established and now runs the successful tea room Le Thé Vert here in Daglan, has let it … Continue reading

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