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Suzie Martin
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Thursday's Capers
We can't get over the view from our apartment! Pinch me. Pinch me. Things on tap today: Cluny Medieval Museum and the Quai Branly Museum We see Montaigne's statue near the Sorbonne.  Tradition dictates that if you rub his foot, you'll have good luck on your...

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Spain
We had a ball in Spain yesterday! Everyone knows the beautiful beach at San Sebastián.  Did you know that Jesus stands high on top of the hill overlooking the harbor? We stopped to take a stroll, peak inside churches, heard a marvelous organ concert and eat...

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Une Bignonia
We are learning the names of different plants/flowers here! Annie knows them all. Marge is the photographer!

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Oops! Wrong Train
 Our adventures continue.  The streets are so so so clogged with cars and people on vacation that we took the train yesterday from Biarritz to St Jean de Luz, except we took the wrong train and went north instead of south!  Pas grave. No big deal.  We got o...

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Carrot Crunch
The game Carrot Crunch is called Croque Carottes in French.  If you pull a certain card, you get to turn the carrot one notch which opens up holes in the game board.  Nanou (Baptiste's gramma--our friend Annie) made his game piece disappear with such a move...

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Stuffed Tomatoes
A gorgeous table was set with local basque linens and Annie made an incredible dish called Stuffed Tomatoes.  They had yummy pork in them and spices and all was served with rice. Her new candles added lots of ambiance, way into the night.  You know that Fre...

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Cocktail Hour
Cocktail hour, prior to dinner, was on the beautiful back patio away from the sun. Here we are with the whole family: brothers Romain & Clément, Christine, Baptiste and Lucille, then us 4.

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Sunday Morning Church!
The church service began at 11am at Saint Eugénie Church in Biarritz this morning.  Marge and I sat in for the first 10-15 minutes. There were lots of worshippers in this beautiful edifice.

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Biarritz Beach
Thousands of people are on vacation here, and thoroughly enjoying the sand and the Atlantic Ocean! We took these photos at 11am this morning.

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Stormy Kromer hats: Made in the UP
Hats made by Stormy Kromer have been gracing our state and beyond since 1903.  They are a UP legend, begun by George "Stormy" Kromer who used to be a semi-pro baseball player and a railroad engineer. You can get a free factory tour in Ironwood at 1:30pm Mon...
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