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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Palace of Versailles is a monument to excess and showmanship, resources lavished on a small, self-centered group while the people suffered and the nation was deeply in debt. But now, it is a public building celebrating the glories of France. 10,000 people lived here, counting all the workers. That’s a lot of people employed. […]

Paris, Day 2

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

These ladies, representing the inhabited continents, greeted us at the Musee D’Orsay. There was an exhibit of Art Nouveau decorative arts, as well as Impressionists, many statues, and plenty of paintings. This was our big tourist event of the day. Or maybe the second big event, because we also took the Big Bus Hop On […]

Paris, Day 1

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Yesterday morning I got up in Kansas City and put on jeans and a blue gauze tunic. 18 hours have passed. We flew to Charlotte from KC and thence to Paris (staying in a holding pattern for 40 minutes in Charlotte and then running to our connecting flight). Since midnight Central time I have taken […]

Kemper Museum and Free Riders

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

We walked down to the Plaza yesterday in 90 degree heat, and enjoyed lunch at Zoe’s. On the way back, we skipped the serious hill and instead strolled around the other way, passing the Kemper Museum. I persuaded #2 daughter and her beau to go inside. I made a $10.00 donation for us and bought […]

Final Countdown

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

We’re flying out tomorrow. We’ve had a very nice week. A morning swim, solid work in the morning, a walk to the Plaza for lunch, good conversation, more work, then dinner and conversation in the evening. Yesterday’s lunchtime walk took us to The Better Cheddar.  They made us sandwiches with top quality ingredients and a […]


Friday, June 2nd, 2017

#2 daughter and I have been getting plenty of work done. But there has also been a bit of vacation feeling to the days. We’ve eaten at Chuy’s and The Jerusalem Cafe, gone to Half Price Books and Michael’s, and taken walks through the Nelson Atkins sculpture gardens. Mostly we’ve been doing our jobs. For […]

The Big City

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

#2 daughter and her beau came down for the weekend. I thought we’d go for a hike, but it was oppressively hot the day they arrived. We visited the wonderful used bookstore in town instead. I hadn’t been there for years. #1 son and his family came the next day. The kids were a fun […]

Further Road Trip Knitting

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Yes, I’m packing for Paris, and putting a reasonable amount of thought into it. But the question of what knitting project to take is more difficult. I’ve started two lovely projects in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is quite a wonderful yarn. It’s made in separate pieces, so all the pieces are small. I’m doing […]

Road Trip Day 2

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

We didn’t travel today. We hung out in #2 son’s town and made like tourists. Specifically, we had breakfast at a century-old restaurant famous for its cinnamon roll French toast, and then #1 daughter and the Good Ol’ Boy went off to deal with car details and #2 son and I hit the bookstores, tea […]

Road Trip Leg Two

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

The trip to Omaha from Kansas City was uneventful, but I can tell you this about Omaha: they have a pink marble art deco palace of a museum, and not many cities can say that.   The combination of the art deco style which was trendy when the building was built in the 1930s with […]

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