Monday, February 28, 2011

Versailles, France

I'm trying to catch up on my backlog of photos from last year. The next few posts will be from our trip to Paris in June. We spent a day in Versailles and it was well worth the trip out of town! We took the English speaking tour and were pleased to find that you get to go into rooms that the general public does not such as L'Opéra.

Some of the rooms have amazingly colorful wallpaper!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I Gotta Have My Music!

Hanging out at the Geneva airport last June waiting for our flight to Paris. It was several hours late due to a strike (this is not unusual).

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


We took Charlie out to a cow field to do some training, walking, and photography. These boys were having fun running through the field too.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011


We finally settled on the name Charles (Charlie Boy) Bentley for our little Dachshund. It's a good thing he is really cute and sweet because the training process for a rescue dog has been a trial. He has a great deal of separation anxiety and for some reason doesn't want to leave our apartment to go for walks. Once we've gotten him away from the building, he is pretty good about walking, but not while home is in sight!

Charlie enjoys the occasional ice cube.

Charlie's first visit to the Cafe Voltaire in Ferney-Voltaire, France.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fish Spa

We decided to be adventurous and try a fish pedicure at the Natural Fish Spa in downtown Geneva. It was an interesting feeling to have the little fish nibbling the dead skin off your feet, but worked remarkably well! They only let us sit there for a half hour before heading in to the rest of the pedicure. My feet were in a bad way so could have used much longer, but overall the results were good. I'd do it again!

The rest of the story (after the fish).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Marseille XIV: Bouillabaisse

The main reason for our trip to Marseille: the bouillabaisse! Our friend's son was having a birthday and every year they go to Marseille for this special fish soup. They bring the fish to the table for you to check out before they cook it so you can be sure it is fresh. The meal was most delicious. I think we may have to do this again!

The men de-boning the fish.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Marseille XIII

Some people will swim no matter how cold it is!

And some people will watch them in amazement!