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Our Vicarious Trip Through Europe Continues

Sagrada Familia Church – Barcelona, Spain

Picasso, a history museum with the largest underground Roman ruins in Europe, and the church above.

Tomorrow Montserrat – a big monastery up on a hill.

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Our Vicarious European Trip Continues!

Yesterday my sister-in-law and brother-in-law were in France.

Orsay (pronounced [ɔʁ.sɛ]) is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is located in the southwestern suburbs of ParisFrance, 20.7 km (12.9 mi) from the centre of Paris. ~ Wikipedia. This photo is of the inside of the Orsay.

Tombs – The most notable tomb at Les Invalides is that of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821). Napoleon was initially interred on Saint Helena, but King Louis Philippe arranged for his remains to be brought to France in 1840, an event known as le retour des cendres.

The Thinker and the Rodin Museum. Auguste Rodin was an eminent sculptor, famous during his time, and still famous today for such pieces as “The Kiss” and “The Thinker.” Most of Rodin’s major works are housed in the Musee Rodin, which is located on the Left Bank of Paris within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.

Today they travel to Barcelona by train. More hopefully tomorrow!

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Vicarious Trip To Europe

 

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are on a trip to Europe. She is kindly sending me pics so that I can enjoy the trip vicariously. I thought that YOU might enjoy it, too!

First stop was London. They went to a soccer match and then saw a museum with this –

Next stop was Paris, where they found a chocolate shop –

And – a beautiful stained glass window –

And, finally, they went to a display of Vincent Van Gogh where the paintings filled walls and floors, completely surrounding them –

I’m hoping we get more tomorrow. If so, I’ll share…

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Stellar Vicarious Vacation

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

 

One last look at the glorious beach from my sister-in-law, Mary Lou, before she heads home.

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

It’s been a wonderful feast for the eyes. Thanks to her, we’ve enjoyed a couple of stunning sunrises, lots of waves, one small glimpse of a sandpiper (they weren’t feeling cooperative this trip), a treasure trove of ‘goodies,’ and lots of relaxation.

Thank you, Mary Lou. Safe trip home.

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Last Day of our Vicarious Beach Trip

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

 

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

 

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

 

Treasures – Mary Lou Lewis

She – and thus, WE – will leave the beach tomorrow morning. I hope you’ve enjoyed our vicarious beach vacation.

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Enjoying Our Vicarious Beach Vacation

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

 

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law, Mary Lou, we’re enjoying another day on our vicarious vacation at the beach!

Not only gorgeous, she says the weather may be such that she will sit out with her umbrellas this afternoon!  She has promised to kiss a sandpiper for me. :0)

I remember a trip to California one year with my husband. We traveled down Highway 101 beside the ocean all the way down to San Diego. He was nice enough to stop several times so that I could walk along the water. I laughed when I saw the sandpipers!  Their legs are so long in relation to their bodies. I LOVE the way they skitter across the sand!

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Good Morning !

Our vicarious beach trip continues. Thank you, Mary Lou!

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Mary Lou Lewis

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Our Vicarious Beach Trip!

Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law, Mary Lou, we can all take a vicarious trip to the beach this week!

I believe the name of the beach she is enjoying is “Topsail” in North Carolina.

She is up at 0-dark-thirty every morning to enjoy the sunrise, whether at her home or here, at the beach. WE are the happy recipients of her generosity in sending pics.

I can almost hear the water in these photos!  AHHHHHH!

I wish her and her vacation buddies the best time ever.

THANKS for letting us share this with you, Mary Lou!

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“Last Full Day at the Beach” – Vicarious Vacation

“Last Full Day at the Beach” – Mary Lou Lewis

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Our First Sunrise on Our Vicarious Beach Vacation

“And She’s Up! – 1 by Mary Lou Lewis

 

“And She’s Up! – 2 by Mary Lou Lewis

 

“And She’s Up! – 3 by Mary Lou Lewis

THANKS, Mary Lou. What a beautiful way to start our day!

 

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Kiss a Sandpiper for Me…

I told you that my Sister-in-law, Mary Lou, is at the beach soaking up the ocean, sandpipers, and trying to find teeth in the sand. :0)

Today she sent me TWO videos that allow us to hear the SOUND of the waves, as well as the DELIGHTFUL sight of sandpipers skittering back and forth as the waves move in and then move out again.

ENJOY!  I’ve tried to provide links to the videos here. I hope they work!  THANK YOU, Mary Lou Lewis.  These are two of the nicest gifts I’ve ever received. I’m STILL laughing and smiling!

Video # 1

Video # 2

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Vicarious Vacation at the Beach

My Sister-in-law, Mary Lou, always kindly allows me to enjoy her trips to the beach vicariously by sending me photos. It ALMOST works! I can ALMOST smell the ocean, and I DID laugh, imagining the sandpiper moving, skittering across the sand on its long, long legs.

“Beauty on A Cloudy Day” – Mary Lou Lewis

 

“Sandpiper” – Mary Lou Lewis

THANK YOU, Mary Lou, for taking us along with you!  Have a wonderful, wonderful time.

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Thailand

Our son lives and works in Thailand. The touristy part of Thailand is in the southern part of the country, from Bangkok south. Northern Thailand is beautiful and much quieter, and he really likes it.

He thinks that it is only courteous to try to speak the language in the country you’re in. When he was in China, he took Mandarin lessons. Now he’s still taking Mandarin and is also taking Thai lessons. In fact, he recently told us he doubled his lessons in both and now feels he’s making good progress.

He has lived in Airbnbs and apartments. One of his big loves, though, is making music. He plays the guitar, drums, a little piano, and loves to create tracks of music for a song, making a track of each instrument and then merging them with his electronic gadgets. He can really lose himself in his music, but hasn’t been able to play the way he would like because it would bother his neighbors. He’s been on the lookout for a house to rent that is by itself a little, yet close enough to his work and his classes. He finally found a really gorgeous place and just moved in today. (He’s sleeping now after a really long day of moving in. There is 12 hours difference between us.)

Here are some pics he sent of his new rental house – (I am DROOLING!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’s going to use one room as a music room. He plans to start a YouTube channel and list some of his music there. I’m so happy for him and I can’t wait to hear what he creates!

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The Hummingbird Lady

I’ve had these pictures for quite awhile, and I neglected to get the name of the person who took them, so I cannot give credit as I would like to. I was fascinated by this lady and the hummingbirds’ attraction to her. I could sit with a little feeder in my hand until I melted into a puddle and hummingbirds wouldn’t flock around me like this. What a special lady she must be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vicarious Beach Vacation

“Last Night’s Sky” – Mary Lou Lewis

I think Mary Lou is coming home today, so this is probably the end of our vicarious vacation. What a glorious place to relax and unwind! Wasn’t it NICE of her to share these pictures with us?

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Vicarious Beach Vacation – Turtle Rescue

My sister-in-law has been spending the past week at a beach. She’s been kindly sending pics of sunrises and sunsets so I can enjoy her vacation vicariously.

 

This is a side trip to a turtle  preserve run by the work of volunteers!

This guy below is about ready to be reintroduced to nature.

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Good Morning from the Beach (Vicariously)

“This Morning’s Sunrise” – Mary Lou Lewis

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Sunrise at the Beach – Vicariously

My sister-in-law is enjoying a much-deserved week at the beach with friends. She has been trying to help me enjoy it by sending me pics of the glorious sunrise there.

 

The friends go once a year, sharing the cost, content to be together or be separate, as they choose, drinking in the wonderful scenery. beach, water, sunrises, fresh air, and r-e-l-a-x-a-t-i-o-n…..

AHHHHHHHHH!

 

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