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When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!

P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).

I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.

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April 17, 2012

Is this providential or what???

Went to my mailbox today and there was the latest issue of "Bon Appetit".  Got it out of its wrapping and look at the front cover:

After a delightful hour or so browsing through the Paris section and looking up the restaurants/bistros/patisseries that had websites, I've begun to think maybe I shouldn't do any day trips, visit any museums or other sites, take any tours or cooking classes.  I should just EAT!!! 

But isn't it kind of neat that it got here when I'll be taking off just about three weeks from now.  And can't you just smell that bread?  I can...

And mark this post as probably the shortest one you'll ever see here.  LOL!!


Christopher said...

I love the upper most headline on the right side--- "Where the pros go to *really* eat"...
Which is a very different message than "Where the pros *really* go to eat" ;)
I envision an emcee before a crowd of "pros":
"Are you ready to eat?"
{meekly: "yeah"}
"I said, are you ready to EAT?"
{modestly: "yes!"}
"I can't hear you---Are you ready to REALLY EAT??!"
{forcefully: "OUI!"}

Mary Lynne said...

Good one, Chris. Although they wouldn't have to ask ME three times to get a resounding "YES!!!" I'm almost always ready to eat. :)

Chinch said...

How do they do it?!? Meaning bake that bread like they do? You can buy baguette after baguette in the dear ole USofA and it will never taste like France. Maybe it's the water. Maybe it's the pleasure of being there. Maybe it's the butter. Oh my oh mio my!

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