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You've seen Giverny. Now what? I know!! I know!!

You've seen Giverny. Now what? I know!! I know!!

Jun 13th, 2010, 02:15 PM
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Thank you very much for taking the time to read and for the gracious compliments Sue, C&J and progol. Hearing your genuine appreciation makes it worth the effort.
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Jun 13th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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We never had designated places except to meet friends for lunch. Serindipity was our way to travel.
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Jun 13th, 2010, 02:30 PM
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I hope you will post more FMT. I missed your earlier tales because I thought, by your name here, you were a commercial
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Jun 14th, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Hi cigalechanta,

Thanks for the words of encouragement. If you search my name you can find my earlier trip reports if that might interest you. Glad you enjoy them and you can expect more in the future. Thanks again.
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Jul 4th, 2010, 06:21 AM
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fmt, I have enjoyed all your posts and this one is no exception. I had this one bookmarked and finally came back to read the whole post. When I read your encounter with the deputy mayor of Saint Clair I was in laughing so hard I was in tears. Classic Monty Python humor...I love it.

We moved to Kansas not long ago and DW and I love to get in the car and drive somewhere just because it looks interesting. At work I tell people where we went and I get funny looks. People who have lived in the area all their lives haven't seen what we have seen. It is really too bad they are missing out on the rich history and experiences that are out there waiting for us.

You have further inspired me to dedicate time while we are in France to just follow our noses and see what we find.

Thanks again.

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Jul 4th, 2010, 07:14 AM
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Your report and photos are just amazing. Thanks so much, I loved your funny phrases - you talk a bit like an Australian!! you will fit in well downunder as well as Paris!!

Great stuff and well done.
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Jul 4th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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Wow, I love your photos! I've done a certain amount of wandering around in France ( not always on purpose ) and my favorite part is finding lovely out of the way places. I haven't done that for a few years. After looking at your site, I know it is time to go back!
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Jul 4th, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Great photos and I loved the details of your report.
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Jul 4th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Wow! DaveMM, schnauzer, saraho and TPAYT those are such genuine and human responses. I am humbled (FMT stands up and takes a bow).

DaveMM - I was a real estate appraiser back in Massachusetts and saw so much of my state that most other residents had never seen, or will never see. Usually when I wander off the road I will inevitably run into a deputy mayor, or, meet the guys who play pool and turn up AC/DC loudly at 3:00 (promptly) every afternoon in the local bar (same song every day and they usually wore t-shirts with misspelled English words) or have some such other memorable encounter. It's the people and not the places that are the best part of the trip.

I've been following your posts and I know you're coming soon, DaveMM. If you want to do a little off the beaten path drive with me let me know. If you pay the tolls and gas (and maybe a little lunch) Mrs. Mystique and I would be happy to put you in our 1992 Renault V on an adventure into the countryside. Seriously, I've met some other posters on their trips and we've had a blast together.

schnauzer - I remember backpacking around Europe back in 1994 and the Aussies were always the most fun backpackers I met in the hostels I stayed at. Love that Aussie sense of humor. Kiwis were lots of fun too and so weren't all the locals I met along the way who invited me to stay at their houses during my adventure.

Saraho - The deputy mayors are waiting to meet you. And I love not finding things on purpose. Or, would that be finding things not on purpose? Either way it sure is fun.

TPAYT - More adventures to come. Stay tuned for the next episode.
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Jul 4th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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fmt thank you for the generous offer. The Mrs. DaveMM and I will keep that in mind. Thanks again for all the effort you put into your posts.

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Jul 4th, 2010, 07:04 PM
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You've turned an epithet "Get lost" into the best travel advice ever!! many thanks.
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Jul 4th, 2010, 11:34 PM
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DaveMM - Anytime.

taconic - You are most welcome!
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