And the beat goes on…

The end of summer never bothered me. Whenever I would hear others lament and complain about the end, like it was the end, I just couldn’t relate. Like everything else, there was just always something to look forward to. (The end to humidity! Using my oven! Sweaters!) Continue reading

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Chenonceau and Chinon

Of the 50-some-odd castles in the Loire River Valley, one of the most beautiful is the Chateau de Chenonceau.  Nicknamed “Chateau des Dames” (Castle of the Ladies) due to its design and decoration being heavily influenced by some of France’s most famous women, Chenonceau is a jewel of the area and a must-visit.

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