New Orleans at 300

New Orleans is celebrating 300 this year, and what a past New Orleans has had during all those years.  It was founded by a Frenchman, Robert Cavelier, in 1682. The Spanish ruled the city from…

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Pralines

    The word praline is a generic term for any sort of candy made with nuts. In the early renditions of the praline they were made with almonds.  As the early  Frenchmen arrive in…

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Exotic Souteast Asia

Reading materials Our next adventure ditches the cold and lack of snow to the hot and humid region Southeast Asia.We are packed and ready to go! All packed and ready to go We will be visiting Singapore,…

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Hectic and chaotic streets of Marrakech

Street egg seller Hot, dry, third worldly? Do those images come to mind when you think of Morocco? They did for me. It was even more chaotic than I could imagine. 2½ hour  bus ride…

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Hallowed Ground

Early morning in the Normandy countryside After  traversing hot and arid landscapes through Spain, Canary Islands and Morocco the lush landscapes of Normandy were a welcome change. The light was golden as it the filtered…

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