Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thoughts on our rentree en France

Tomorrow it will be a week that we have returned from the US to France.  It is hard to say how it feels.  I feel like I haven't started life here again.  Unpacking, jet-lag, washing, cleaning, buying food...all the things that need to be done when one comes home.  Oh, and then there was the issue of my car...didn't start, battery dead.  The weather is cold, grey and rainy.  Paris is 40 minutes away.  So for the moment, coming home to France is not great.  

On the other hand,

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Things I will Miss and Things I Won't...bien sur!

Leaving this week for France and Guy and I are a bit sad.  Our first experience together staying in the US for a long time in our new condo.  As for me, (and I think "The Guyster" will concur) some of the things I will miss about leaving...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our Anniversary at "Shady Dells" or The Modern Day version of "The Long, Long Trailer

Those of you who remember Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz and their movie, "The Long, Long Trailer" will relate to our anniversary at The Shady Dell in Bisbee.  It is a moment out of the 50's when supposedly life was easier.  But I am not sure I believe that stuff of "live was easier when....".  I like to live in the now, think out of the box, wow over innovation.  Nonetheless, Guy (the French version of Desi Arnaz) and me (the modern day version of Lucille Ball) read about The Shady Dell and said...we got to do this!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's Been Three and Half Months in Phoenix...

Guy and I continue to discover Phoenix and some areas of Arizona.   As this is the year we set everything up, bought a used car, purchased insurances and it was costly, we are keeping travel to a minimum.  However, we have made new friends here that live close to us and with them we are taking an overnight trip to Bisbee, AZ and get this...staying overnight in a motel that is a bunch of old Airstream trailers!!!!  It is called "Shady Dells" and is one of those "funky" things about America!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Reversing Cultures....

Guy and I arrived in Phoenix, AZ on the 17th of December after about a 22 hour airport to airport experience. The good news was that we were upgraded to Business Class on our trip from Paris to LA. We were exhausted but happy to be in our new ChezBenoit! Friend, Cheryl picked us up at the Phoenix airport and we arrived at the condo where we found a lovely plant at the door for a welcome. It was a welcome from Cheryl and her husband, Bruce.