Tag Archives: France

All About Annecy!

After spending seven hours in an airplane, it was a relief to land  and meet up with the Lenoble family.  Although we were a bit nervous about travelling without our parents and pretty jetlagged, we were excited to start our French adventure!    The family

Let the Independent Adventure Begin!

It was only two short years ago when we first met the LeNoble family from Annecy, France.  Virginie, Jacques, Zoe and Juline were spending three weeks in Beijing, China.  We just happened to stay at the same awesome hutong. Our families both had two daughters and we

Vimy Ridge… 100 Years Later

“It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade.  I thought then… that in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation.” This is the famous quote by Brigadier-General Alexander Ross talking about Canada’s role in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during

Europe Bound – On our way to Vimy!

As some of you may know, this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.  What some of you may not know, is that April, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place during World War 1.  To celebrate these two important anniversaries, my

Make Sure to Remember

Last year while on our trip to Northern France and Belgium, Mikhaila and Zoe created the following tribute for our Canadian heroes. Make sure to remember.

Global Fieldtrip Night – Engaging Europe!

What do France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland all have in common?  They are all amazing places to visit and were featured in our most recent Global Fieldtrip Night – Engaging Europe! Back in September we presented our first Global Fieldtrip night featuring the Uplifting UK, and

Global Fieldtrip Night – Announcing Engaging Europe!

Our last Global Fieldtrip Night – Uplifting UK, was a great success with almost 40 people from different parts of our blogosphere attending an enjoyable evening of food and photos.  If you’re interested in viewing our photo slideshow, you can check it out here: Preparations are

Charming Collioure!

On our way to Barcelona, Spain, we had the wonderful opportunity to stop along the Mediterranean coast and enjoy a couple of days in charming Collioure, France. Our friends Kim and Denis purchased a beautiful flat here last year and it is incredible! It’s located

Captivating Carcassonne

Carcassonne, a medieval walled city so old, it goes all the way back to the 6th century B.C. We visited the city for the whole day because it was there was a lot to see. We visited the highlights on a self guided walking tour

Terrific Toulouse

From Bagneres de Bigorre we went on a day trip to Toulouse.  While there, we went on a tour around the city. Here are some of the interesting points we learned while on our self guided tour.  We used the app called Discovery Itineraries which is a virtual

Our Lady of Lourdes

Today we left the farm and went to visit the town of Lourdes, which is only about 30 minutes from where we are staying. Lourdes is a very famous city in France and a place where millions of Christian pilgrims come to pray and pay

Have a Peek at the Pic du Midi!

Prepare to update your screen savers, desktop backgrounds, and lock screens… Today we made the 45 minute journey from Bagneres-de-Bigorre to the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, or Pic du Midi, which is one of the higher peaks in the Pyrenees at 2,877 m.  When we arrived

Farmer Joe’s Biggest Problem

I answered the phone… “He got out again?” I asked Farmer Joe. ” Yes,” said farmer Joe, “The problem is that my goat keeps escaping from his pen and everything I try to stop him ends up breaking. He just broke my new wooden fence!”

Let the Sun Shine!

“Mom, why aren’t the lights turning on?” Staying in Bagneres-de-Bigorre for 2 weeks was really interesting as we were living “off the grid“. This means the house is not connected to the power lines which deliver electricity. The house, all it’s appliances and electric fencing for the

Les Cochons et les Chevres- Ooh La La!

Oink, bleat, baah, cluck!  While staying in Bagnere-de-Bigorre for 2 weeks, we had the chance to look after different types of farm animals.  After our stay, we learned many things about the animals.  Here are different things we learned about the pigs and goats while