It started out by wanting to visit Andrew, Dawn's bother in Utah and then thinking we should visit Amber. Things snowballed from there. We decided to visit Cabo near where Amber, Patick, Lily and Cole were staying, but it turned out they had an extra bedroom, so now we stayed with them. The visit to Utah settled in after Cabo and a call to Jamie led to finishing up the trip in Denver that was postponed at the end of our 2020 Mexico trip.
We took a trip to Oaxaca with a stop on the way in California to see family much like last year. We stayed in Oaxaca for a month and then went to Brisas de Zicatela for three weeks, but we had to return ten days early because the coronavirus threw a monkey wrench into our plans. We flew back on Dawn's birthday and then self quarantined for fourteen days.
>The first plan was to stay a month in Paris, but Dawn got nervous about too many trips to the same places, so I changed the first two weeks to Corsica. We visited Corbara, Corte, Ajaccio, Sari-Solenzara, Bonifacio and Sartene. Then we flew to Paris and stayed in the eleventh.
We took a trip to Oaxaca with a stop in California to see family. We stayed in four different places in Mexico and did get to the beach. We met a lot of interesting people. We returned on April 1 and hoped that Spring would be just around the corner.
We were in Guadeloupe again this year. We stayed in four different places for a week each and then three weeks at Gite Mangoplaya with its captivating sunsets.
Costa Rica, Italy, Prague and France. January through June, 1997. We were both in our fifties and self-unemployed. Dawn was a modern dance choreographer and I was a theatrical lighting designer. We took six months off in response to the death of my parents and our own need to re-evaluate our lives. We took the laptop and emailed our friends as we went along.
Dawn's son got married, and we celebrated with our own trip. We went back to Le Lot and then wended our way back to Paris looking at old Romanesque churches and the Cathedrals at Bourges and Chartres as we went. We celebrated Bastille Day in Paris and then flew home.
We needed a short getaway and we took it. We went south again through Sancerre where we investigated that beautiful wine. Met three wonderful French couples. After returning to Paris on the Autoroute we met Malek and watched Olivier teach a class.
A yoga trip to deal with the death of Dawn's mom.
A week visiting our friends, Isabelle and Jean in Cezac, a week in the Cathares country near the Pyrenees and two weeks hiking inn to inn in the Vaucluse west of Avignon, circling the town of Apt.
A one week trip to Paris to celebrate Dawn's birthday.
We flew over on New Year's Eve and back on Friday the 13th for the cheapest fare imaginable. We took an overnight sleeper from Paris to Briançon. Cross-country skied next to fifteenth century churches.
Wandered around Brittany looking for good weather and having fun. Made a slide show rather than write.
NEW!2009 Photo Gallery of Trip to France
We think there was a travelogue but it seems lost. We have found some writing but we are still looking for the rest of it.
We went to Kyoto and made three silent video/movement poems and met some wonderful people.
We stopped off in Lucca before starting the residency. After that, we returned to Rome during Christmas week. Lucca and Bogliasco are finished but our week in Rome may never be.
We have found the photos and are adding some text.
Made site-specific performance videos in Ireland, France and Sicily. Then went to Florence, Berlin and Dublin
Visited Bordeaux, the Pyrenees and spent a week with Adam's family in the Dordogne near Bergerac.
We did a trip to California to stay with famiy for three months, then two months in Guanajuato, Mexico and another month visiting Mexico city and a small fishing village in the Yucatan. Then we lived in three different apartments in Paris. where we started using Airbnb when we lost our housing last minute. Up until now, all our trips have been about going away and then coming back. This time we are going to attempt to take our " here" with us and be home in another place.
We started the afternoon of New Year's Eve by flying to Guadeloupe. After a month, we passed through Paris for a week on our way to Morocco. A week in Marrakech, two in Essaouira and one in Casablanca. After that, six weeks in Provence in two different towns, Le Paradou and Goult, and we took the IDTGV to Paris for the two weeks, except that Dawn spent that last week in California. This trip was designed to be in only French speaking countries to help Stephen with his language issues.
We stayed in three different places for a week each and then a month on Basse Terre. And finished up with a single night in Gosier to make our flying out easier.
After returning home from Guadaloupe for a few weeks, we visited family in Colorado, Utah and California.
We headed for Rome, Padua, Pesaro, Bologna, Parma and the Lake District in Italy, then Thich Nhat Hanh's Meditation Center (New Hamlet) at Plum Village near Bordeaux and finally Paris.
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