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Hotel Saint Pierre

July 13, 2011
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Photo from Hotel Search.

This is where I’d spend the night if I could spend the night on Mont St. Michel

Hotel St. Pierre.

Do it.

Mont St. Michel

July 13, 2011
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Gabby and I at Mont St. Michel before we climbed up and in.

I want to live there.

For real.

Only 41 people live there now, but I think I could hang as number 42. At least for a while.

I’m not sure why I loved this place so much.

Maybe because it would be an inspirational place to create things.

Or maybe it’s because I was a monk in a past life.

Something.

On the Road Again.

April 19, 2010
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Today will be a long day full of daylong travel. Lots of miles to cover with several planes, trains, and automobiles. Literally.

But it’s worth it. West Texas has been incredible. And even though I’ve only been here two-and-a-half days, it seems like it’s been much longer…it’s been quite the trip, on a variety of levels. My photo card is completely full, and I’ll have a lot to report. Starting tomorrow.

Today, I’m on the road.

(Photo of me taken by The Bloggess yesterday, on River Road, in Big Bend, somewhere around Terlingua. I’m fairly sure.)

#19. Go to Marfa.

March 19, 2010
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I’m thinking a lot about Marfa lately. Partially because it’s on my year list. And partially because I do this every spring. Whenever it starts to warm up around here, I begin to dream of wearing house dresses and walking around lazy, open spaces. No one knows why.

But there’s something mysterious about Marfa.

I’ve never been to see West Texas, the mysterious alien lights, the Prada store in the middle of nowhere. So I’m going to spend Tax Day there. With the art, the BBQ, the cool/weird locals, and…the quiet.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of my Tax Day year list. And I can’t think of anything more antithetical to taxing.

Greece Is The Word.

September 14, 2009

I should start by telling you that I’m seven days back from a seven day trip to Greece, and I’m just sorta kinda starting to feel like I’m beginning to come down from the high.Secondly, you should know that none of these photos were color enhanced and/or photoshopped in any way. For reals, y’all. As Maggie implied, it’s the policy of the government to ensure that all imperfections are airbrushed away each morning before anyone awakes. No, more than a policy.
It’s the LAW.

And since it took me about seven days to get used to the time difference, and seven more days to revert back, it seems the whole way-too-short trip is now just a jumbled blur of images. Ridiculously gorgeous images. Ridiculously gorgeous images that looked a little something like this.
(I had to group them a bit until I get them up on flickr. There are just so many. You can click on the images to make them larger/see them better.)

Thankfully, I also have about 900 of these images in my camera that I’m beginning to download. And sort. Images of Athens. And Santorini. And Naxos. And Mykonos. Beautiful places where Maggie and Aubrey and I walked ancient streets filled with every flavor, and texture, and accent you could imagine. In other words, it was somewhat aesthetically and sensorially pleasing. Times about 1,915,047.

And speaking of pleasing. I’m usually pretty happy to sit down to a meal with special beverages. But when you consider that my meals were served up with views like these below (each shot was taken from my seat at different tables), you can understand why I was almost too distracted…or relaxed…to eat. For some reason, I wasn’t ever hungry on the trip, which was always surprising. And I didn’t sleep much either. Weird.

Of course, we did find a variety of ways to entertain ourselves.

In fact, most of the 900 photos I have are of the three of us, out and about, you know, getting into the Greece of things.

It’s clear to me, after reviewing the images, that we had a really good time.

You could say it was because of the location, or the aesthetics, or the adventure of it all.And that’s all true.

Those things were beyond lovely.


But I credit the company.Thanks Aubrey and Maggie. It was a dream.

Now, start catching up on some sleep.

And. Shut. Up.

(I’d also like to give huge credit to Intel, who is sponsoring portions of Maggie’s Life List, and who made this trip happen. Their “Sponsors of Tomorrow campaign is one of the smartest I’ve seen…and their tagline ‘Today is So Yesterday‘ might be my favorite saying ever.
They are the real Rock Stars.)