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2014 Tandem Through France

After my Southern Route cross country trip, Don and I began taking about together – on the tandem. We settled on taking another trip to France.

After much discussion about taking an organized tour, a supported tour, or organizing a tour ourselves, we decided to try to something on our own. A friend recommended we look into the Tandem Club of France to join some of their weekend trips around the country.

We joined the Tandem Club and found two weekend rallies not far outside of Paris and then made B & B arrangements nearby. In between, we had flexible days to tour and cycling in Normandy. After our weekends with the Tandem Club, we had a week with no definitive plans except to visit with our longtime friends, Christine and Patrice.  They invited us to their beach house for some of that time, and great adventures ensued!

Here is a chronological archive of my blog from the entire trip.

  • September 4, 2014
    It has been a long time since I wrote at this Blog site.  A certain friend named Jim requested/suggested that I write about Don’s and my trip to France. We fly out of Dulles Airport (Washington DC area) on Tuesday, September 9, arriving September 10, to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.  If all goes well, ... Continue reading →
  • September 7, 2014
    To get to France, we chose to fly out of Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.  We drive to Fairfax, VA, to stay with Ralph and Karen, Don’s brother and sister-in-law.  And we get to see our daughter Sarah, husband Matt, and grandson Mason. While we are in France, our car will “rest” in Fairfax. The drive  generally ... Continue reading →
  • September 11, 2014
    Today is Thursday, September 11, and we are comfortably settled in Paris.  And we have had almost 12 hours of sleep!  Anyone who has traveled to Europe knows about losing six or more hours of a day(s). We had lunch in Fairfax with Ralph, Don’s brother, before heading to the airport.  Our check-in went smoothly.  The ... Continue reading →
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