Every four years that we have been here the winter’s first and only snow had fallen in October and November. This year it came on the first of December. It has also always melted away in a day.
Welcome to our renewed website and blog! We migrated our old blog content from Ghost to WordPress, and also changed the host from GoDaddy elsewhere. We simply wanted to add more features and functionality, but also make it more professional. Enjoy!
Finally we had a chance to visit Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace in Hauterives, Drôme department. For a while we dreamed about riding our bikes there, but gave up the thought since, realistically, it would have been a bit too long for a day ride, and in hindsight, not too interesting […]
(April 7-9, 2017) This was another extended weekend trip to the neighboring town, only 25 kilometers North-west of Grenoble. The reason for the trip was Lisa Simone’s (Nina Simone’s daughter) concert that was part of the Voiron Jazz Festival, but we also did some nice trail running and hiking. Unlike […]
Another attempt to find snow for skiing. Did we find any? No. And how could there any be with the afternoon temperatures recently reaching mid-teens? The weather forecast promised a cloudy day, but as soon as we were on the Vercors plain, the sun came through the clouds, and we […]
We migrated this blog from Amazon Web Services to GoDaddy just recently. Hopefully nothing got broken in the process. Other than that there has not been much activity here. We’ve been sick on and off, especially Tei, since our Interrail trip to Spain(*) in November; nothing severe, not even fever, […]
We booked another weekend escape from polluted Grenoble in the little village of Cervières (pop. 183 in 2014) in the department of Hautes-Alpes. We stayed in a small cosy studio, heated by a pellet stove, on the ground floor of an ancient building (seen below in the far end of […]