Friday, August 7, 2009

Back in the USA

wanted to let everyone know we're all safe and sound back in the US (after about 30 hours of being awake!! and a quick stop in Scotland).
thanks following along in our adventure! just loaded our 1500+ photos from our real cameras on to my computer so stayed tuned for some photos that are actually good quality!

xoxo ben

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pale kids dans La mer

We're in Cassis!! Having a blast beachin' it up and eating lots of really good seafood. Beach is right outside our hotel with great cliff views!! It's really hot here but the water is cool and clear

View from our terrase at hotel mahogany rm 25

Breakfast from terrase

Hotel night neon

Linguini aux palourdes ( clams )

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wine Caves & Ocre Cliffs

On our way to Roussillon, Cave de Sarragan winery. Actually located within a cave.

We tasted and bought two bottles of red wine. The cave was dark and actually pretty cold. The woman there was very nice, this was a totally worthwhile stop.

Roussillon is probably what I would call the hottest place in the world, but it was very beautiful. Ocre cliffs!

Last but not least, one thing I will certainly remember about Roussillon... baby nutellas for breakfast!!! I love baby nutellas!!

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Ocre colored wall with red hair girl

Mornin readin on our terasse. Before the sun gets too blazin

Ocre cliffs in roussillon

Bought our fixins from the market in Gordes. Gruyere, wild boar sausage, lavender honey, 6 grain bread and peaches. We got the wine right from the cave outside of Les Baux.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

more random Arles

The Rhône

Nice street

At Au brin du thyme, a great restaurant, earlier this week. Ben got some cheese thing for dessert.

Ben is a motorist.

Crepes for dinner near the ruins of a Roman Arena.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Plus de Provence...

Creperie - Arles

Salade camarguaise - stes maries de la mer

Sea snails

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Thursday, July 23, 2009


Got our rental today from Avis. Gave me free upgrade to bigger car which doesn't real come in handy in tiny medieval/roman towns. But no biggie. Today we went to Les Baux, an old hilltop castle/fortress. It's mostly ruins but you can climb to the top and see for miles in all directions. It's part of a national park and surrounded by mountains, and valleys of olives groves. The top of the cliff where the castle is is probably the windiest place I've been!

Breakfast research

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Mercredi 22 Juillet

These are from day 2 in Arles. Time for fun again!! After losing camera we decided to get a real nice dinner at Au Brin de Thym. We had mini clams with garlics/butter/herbs, squid provencal with potatos and some creamy dessert stuff and of couse some cote-de-Rhone wine. Reeeally good!!

This one is for my mom!! Xoxo

This is the one spot we could get wifi, salle de bain dot com

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Camera stolen...bummer

Lost our baby camera this morning to pickpocket and about 100 pics of me looking real cool in Paris. Total bummer. But we still have 2 iPhones and my nikon for pictures, but yea bummer.

Here's a few pics at our hotel (pre incident)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nous sommes arrivés à Arles

Fountain in the roundabout near the sncf station where the shuttle from Avignon dropped us.

View from our hotel window, have a good view over patio garden

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Heading south

Waiting in Gare de Lyon for our TGV train to Avignon then some kind of shuttle to Arles. Can't wait for that 'Grande Vitesse'!!

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Monday, July 20, 2009