Tuesday, August 18, 2020


The last time I went to Sète was 22 years ago, so I don't really remember much about it. We drove to the port and walked around a bit, then found our way to a picnic spot along the coast.

Sheila, Christian, Frédéric, and Romain studying the map

Patriotic picnic spot



Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Beach!

Our vacation rental was 50 yards from the beach. The Mediterranean was still a bit chilly, even in August, but the boys had fun splashing around.


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Oradour sur Glane

 Since the pandemic basically prevented us from traveling to the U.S. this summer, we took a vacation in France instead. We spent a week at the beach in south of France.

On our way down, we did some "dark tourism." We visited Oradour-sur-Glane, a French village whose inhabitants were massacred by an SS unit June 10, 1944. 642 people were killed. There were few survivors, and the village was also destroyed.  The ruins remain as a memorial.

Friday, July 17, 2020


We finished up our second day by meeting Gaudeline, Dylane, and the kids at Agon-Coutainville. Agon-Coutainville is a seaside resort town, with a lovely line of houses along the beach, and delicious ice cream!

Tourism in the times of covid

So we're glad we got to travel, even if it's only within France right now. But this is what tourism looks like in the times of covid. Masks required inside most museums.

Me and Noah outside the Batteries de Crisbecq museum entrance

Benjamin, Noah, me, and Frédéric outside the Dead Man's Corner Museum