Monday, April 19, 2010

France...The Rest of The Story

During the 3 weeks we spent in France, I took 386 pictures.  I know that looking at travel pictures can be really boring, and I have gone on about this trip for a couple of weeks worth of posts.

So, I thought I would show you a few more random pictures of the south of France and then this post will be the final post of the trip.

There are about 25 pictures to follow....so go get an espresso or a glass of wine, put on some French music and take your time, looking at the beauty of France.

The ship we traveled on.
Our cabin.


Normandy Beaches including Omaha Beach and the American Cemetary at Colleville.





Towns, wineries, chataeus...




The French countryside with cows, sheep, gardens...




An Olive Farm


Wonderful French windows, expresso, flower markets and dining al fresco.




A little more shopping and of course Lavender.



As you can see, we enjoyed our trip to France very much.  Thank you for letting me share it with you.

Next post....back to the Comforts of Home....
Welcome Home,
Penny

36 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Penny....oh we could have looked at 100 more photo's...please post more....Please!!
Husband wanted to know what that was out on the beach in the 3rd. picture..we have been on the Normandy beaches and he didn't remember seeing anything like that..those big concrete looking things...

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I never get tired of looking at pictures, Penny. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful posts about your fabulous trip to France. Since I have been there, it was fun to remember my time there too. I know that you and your husband had a magnificent time on your trip. Love & blessings from NC!

KarenHarveyCox said...

How, what dreamy photographs! I especially love the one of the Chateau. I just read on The French General that Kaari is hosting a getaway to the South of France, and the chateau looks very much like the one here. Oh, your dream was lovely, and I love your cabin. A beautiful memory forever in your hearts.
Karen

Angie said...

The pictures are just breathtaking. You have made me really want to go there one day. Feel free to show more pics anytime!

Pondside said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday, Penny. I enjoyed it!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Penny, So enjoyed all your beautiful pics . . Thanks for sharing them!

Beverly said...

Thank you for taking me along. I enjoyed every step of the way, and I am sad to see it end.

I loved sharing your memories.

Hattie said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful holiday, Penny. Loved seeing all the pictures.

Now, welcome back home!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Penny, j'adore France. Thank you for posting these gorgeous pictures. I've scrolled down and admired them all.

Later today I'll come back with a glass of wine and stay longer. Right now it's breakfast time, but I will be back. We hoped to go to France this year, but now it will have to be next year.
A bientot,
Sam

Jeanne said...

Good morning Penny. I just scrolled down to view all the wonderful photos you have shared with us. I could go on and on enjoying France through your eyes. I love the bust your dh carried all the way home and around the countryside. Now, I want to see where you put her. Maybe you showed us and I missed it. The shops, the flowers, the country side and the places of interest. Ooh La La is my comment on all of your posts. The ship is not huge, I like that and your room is lovely. Lucky you to have had such a wonderful experience.

BTW, the tulips are from our meeting at the Biltmore. I want to go again but with Bill teaching it won't happen this year. His weekends are full of grading exams etc. sigh.

Have a wonderful day. It is raining here. We need it!
Hugs, Jeanne

Vee said...

You took some great photos. I really like the glimpses you give us of things we might not otherwise see...the doors, the windows...weren't those curtains with the cats on the lace great? An automatic kitty in the window, which always means home and hearth.
Have no worries about posting photos of your trip with me. I enjoy seeing it all.

Julie Harward said...

I loved every one of them...yum to the lavender in the old box! I have seen a lot of France pictures of late..yours I have enjoyed the most! Come say hi :D

Heidi said...

Hello my fellow "shackster"! Thanks for the mini trip to France, oh how I envy you! It looks like you had a wonderful time, so glad you took so many picutures to share with us!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Adrienne said...

Oh, oh, oh! My heart was aflutter as I looked at your photos. France has long has a special place in my heart, especially southern France. I almost felt as if I was right there with you! And I'm dreaming of the day I can see if myself. Thank you for the photos and the peek at a wonderful part of our world. Would you share more some slow day when you feel it's time to share a bit that we haven't seen?
~Adrienne~

Donna said...

Breathtaking! Thank you, Penny, for sharing all the fabulous photos. I really enjoyed looking at them all!

Hugs,
Donna

Janet said...

Oh please, don't stop now..it seems like you just started and I am having so much fun traveling vicariously!

Bella said...

I could look at pictures of France all day long. These are just fabulous, like your others. I particularly like the pink shutters and fabric shop and flower shop photos. And the countryside! Just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. I have really enjoyed seeing everything.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
Vacation photo's are never boring, not for me. I have enjoyed seeing your pictures very much. Who knows if we'll ever get to France, we would like too, but if not I have seem France through your eyes and its beautiful!
Have a lovely day,
Hugs, Elizabeth

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Penny, I will never make it to France so I appreciate all of your pictures even if I didn't comment on all of them. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful vacation.
Ginger

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OH~~ I wanted to tell you that some of your pictures would make beautiful blog backgrounds, just idea for you.
Ginger

bj said...

I have so enjoyed all your lovely photos. France looks just like I've always thought it would. It must have been a fantastic 3 weeks.
Thanks, Penny, for sharing all these lovely photos.
xo bj

Natasha Burns said...

I could look at pics of your trip to France every day, just love them! It's not as good as being there, but it's the best we can do for now :)

Caceres Family~ said...

I felt like you gave me a mini virtual vacation!!! I would love to see more......
maybe we will get there too someday?!?!

sandy said...

Thank you for letting us live vicariously through you on your trip to France. Loved the pics!

Gail said...

Penny, your trip looks like it was amazing, beautiful pictures.

Dena said...

Oh my gosh Penny...poetry. Pure poetry! I LOVE that picture of the window with the shutters :)

Hugs,
Dena

rozetta said...

I haven't been bored at all!
We took a two week tour of France a few years, ago. I'd love to try the boat tour.

Was this a fast paced tour or more leisurely? Do you mind if I ask what company you used?

~elaine~

Mary said...

So many memories, too little time! I want to go back again because there is so much more to see and fall in love with. To think I haven't see the Northern coast is sad - I lived right across the Channel and never got there! Thanks for sharing Penny, you made this morning with my coffee like a return to France without the hassle of airports!

I also did a lavender post today - hoping to grow more of this beautifully perfumed plant now I have a new full sun area - I need to plant it in rows as in your photo to get that Provence look - perhaps I should shop for more as three look a bit lost. Thanks for your sweet comments on my garden - it is looking lovely right now - April is the best month in NC. Know you will eventually have a beautiful garden too - hey, how about a field of lavender out back - plenty of sun and space - would go well with that outdoor fireplace you're dreaming about, fabulous.

So happy you and K were able to take this trip - here's to the next one dear.

Hugs to you both - Mary

Penny said...

I love all of your pictures Penny. What a wonderful trip. How is your garden coming? Can't wait for an update.

Dee said...

Penny, I miss more pix! they are so beautiful! reminds me a little of Italy.

Pink Hugs,
Dee
deeslittlepinkie

Catherine Holman said...

What an amazing trip this must have been. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!
Hugs,
Cathie

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Hey Gurl,
I missed coming by in some time, you have been busy. I love the pictures. Will be back more often. Much love and Hugs.

Kathleen Grace said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love the photos you are sharing, I hope we see more:>) I saved the bright flowers as my desktop background:>)

Jennifer Froh said...

Oh my gosh Penny... it's BEAUTIFUL there! Oh how I would love to travel some day! :)
Hugs to you!!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Penny, I have never been, but after viewing your gorgeous photos, I do believe that this is second to wanting to visit Ireland.

Thank you for sharing these with all of us.

hugs,
becky

PS: these photos bare a striking resembelance to our Napa Valley!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos! What a fabulous trip and I bet you wish you could go back tomorrow. I always want to go back to wherever I've just come home from. Thankfully there is always something new that pops up to look forward to, and you have your new garden :-)