Monthly Archives: October 2009

Taking Ella back East

Surprise birthday celebration for me! Ella helps with the candles. Since a lot of you follow me on twitter and facebook, you probably know by now that I'm traveling back east with Ella for two weeks. You'll probably also know

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Happy Autumn!

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Marqueyssac Gardens

Is this how you enjoy great wine? For our final touristy day in France was spent at the amazing Marqueyssac Gardens. This is just a few kilometers outside of Sarlat and we started the visit off with a picnic that

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Sarlat market

During our last two days in France, we took a bunch of photos. This first group, which has been drastically paired down, is from the Sarlat market and the medieval town itself. This was an amazing place, and we would

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More France photos – Cahors

In an effort to keep you all from French overload, here is another batch of photos from our France trip, all in small bite size piece. This particular day was spent wine touring two hours south of our house, in

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Perigeux and a pair of wines

I'm here hanging with my good friend, Jim Goodman, raiding his wine cellar. We just finished an amazing 1982 Stags' Leap Petit Sirah and going on to the 1969 Robert Mondavi Cabernet, this all after nursing a hangover from the

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Wine touring and Aquariums

In my next installment of photos from France, we spent a day visiting wineries in Bergerac (see Chateau D'Elle above). The wine from there is very light, almost of a rosÈ quality.  It's good, but it is not my typical

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Chateau Hautefort

As is typical with my trips, my server went down, however this time for the right reasons (core overheated). Thus, I stopped posting halfway thru our trip. Now that I'm home, all is good. We have a bunch of photos

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