Author Archives: Bruce
“Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. … Continue reading
Home now and recovering from jetlag. Actually, both the flight back and the time zone adjustment have gone pretty easy. I must say that British Airways does a very good job and I love the big Airbus A380s, even in … Continue reading
Almost ready to go on a very nice and huge British Airways A380 double-decker. 11 hour flight home. At least I’ve got some great legroom for coach.
It’s 10:30AM here in London and my connecting flight to LA doesn’t leave for six hours. Getting some breakfast now and catching up with blogging on my activities yesterday in Toulouse. I spent my final day hitting the major tourist … Continue reading
At the Toulouse airport starting my long journey home. Including my six-hour layover in London, it’ll probably be about 24 hours door to door. I’ve got my iPad loaded with all of the Sherlock episodes for binge watching.
Or, as they call it here, la Fête nationale!
Having dinner at another outdoor cafe on the Capitole Plaza and then I’m going to head down to the river later for the big Bastille Day fireworks celebration.
It seems like there are open-air cafes everywhere in France. In a large open area, there will be several different cafes running into each other one after another. There appear to be no reservations and people just walk by and … Continue reading
I had big plans to do some significant bicycle touring here in southern France. As the map below shows, there is a series of canals that were mostly built around 200 years ago to connect the Mediterranean with the Atlantic … Continue reading