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Pre-selfie

This painting cracked me up. It was part of the display on the old Grand Tour that aristocrats took in the pre-camera days. This memento included a bunch of sights in Rome that are actually miles apart. But having seen them all, it brought back great memories.
Montpellier wrapup

July 5th 2017
How bad is this? Home two weeks and just realized I forgot to post the last blog entry for our trip to France! The only excuse is that we have been pretty busy getting caught up here on Pender. Back to the Blog The beauty of having 23 days in the same city is that you don’t have to rush around every day. You can take a day or two and just do nothing, or something close to it. Not t ... read more
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