Grenoble to Venice

We spent the night in Grenoble as a half-way stop to Venice where we are meeting UJ and AM.  It was chilly, but our hotel was warm and toasty, and we all had great showers.  Full disclosure:  Since it was as stopover and we arrived late, we did not get to see the beauty of…

Weekend trips

We try to take trips every weekend.  Sometimes low-tech, simple, sometimes extravagant and far-flung.  Here are some photos of places nearby deep in the Basque country-side that we’ve gone to visit. We drove to the town of Bidache to see a decaying chateau we spotted off the road, and then walked among the remains of…

Anglet – I like it, like it, yes, I do

Today we went to IKEA, because we live 5 minutes from it, and we needed to make a permanent picnic basket for our road trip.  Of course we got distracted, of course we had too much coffee.  Afterward we went to Anglet.  I love Anglet.

It’s the Pau Anime Game Show!!!

Sunday we went to the Pau Anime Game Show, in Pau, which is the capital of this department.  It was rad.  Super rad.  The kids had a total blast.  I’m not sure how to describe it, because I hadn’t been to anything like it in the US before, but it was dream come true for…