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November 29, 2010

Les Deux Alpes, the Hike

Filed under: 2010, Europe 2010, France, MTB Travel, Travel — anotherheader @ 7:59 pm

A mountain bike trail winds down the slopes to Les Deux Alpes

The constant rains had left the mountain biking trails at Les Deux Alpes gummy.  Or so we thought.  It was our last day in Les Deux and, after (more…)

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November 27, 2010

France: Canal du Midi and Carcassonne

Filed under: 2010, Europe 2010, France, MTB Travel, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 10:41 pm

Canal du Midi

Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi have been on our travel wish list for some time. Somehow our prior trips to the region never seemed to take us (more…)

November 19, 2010

National Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Filed under: 2010, National Parks, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 6:36 pm

A monarch Giant Sequoia

Sequoia and Kings Canyon were the next stops on our grand tour of United States’ National Parks.  In Central California’s Sierra Nevada (more…)

November 16, 2010

National Parks: Zion, Kolob Canyon

Filed under: 2010, National Parks, The List, Travel, United States, Virgin Utah 2010 — anotherheader @ 5:39 pm

Red rocks in Zion National Park's Kolob Canyon (panorama)

Earlier this year, in between and amongst the rain showers, we visited Zion National Park in Southern Utah.  Our spring visit covered the main, (more…)

November 13, 2010

Argeles-Gazost to Sort and on to Andorra

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, France, Road Bike Travel, Spain, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 6:50 pm

We passed this mystery hill town in the Spanish countryside on our way to Sort

Sometimes, as we plan trips, themes emerge spontaneously.  Once a theme emerges, we slavishly follow it.  Seriously, who are we to tempt fate?

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November 10, 2010

National Parks: Grand Teton

Filed under: National Parks, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 12:18 am

I’d like to think that I’ve been to Yellowstone more than any other United States National Park but that’s wrong.  The truth is that I’ve been to Grand Teton National Park more than any other.  It is familiar territory.

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November 8, 2010

France: Lourdes

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, Travel — anotherheader @ 10:09 pm

Inside the Rosary Basilica of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes (HDR)

On the way into Argeles-Gazost and Pyrenean road biking, we passed (more…)

November 7, 2010

Spain: San Sebastian, Take Two

Filed under: Europe 2010, Food, Spain, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 8:05 pm

San Sebastian viewed from Mount Igueldo

It felt like we were cheating.  In the midst of our road trip through Europe with miles and miles of bicycling riding ahead of us, we snuck over the (more…)

November 5, 2010

Bordeaux

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 11:07 pm

Becky walks on the water mirror at the Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

Villa Consuls’ battery powered luggage cart struggled to lift our extensive array of bags from the Sarlat-la-Caneda hotel up out of the old medieval (more…)

France: Sarlat-la-Caneda and the Dordogne

Filed under: Europe 2010, Food, France, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:18 pm

Rain and threatening skies came with us as we moved from St. Emilion to Sarlat-la-Caneda in the Dordogne Valley.  We took the slower route, (more…)

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