Time to get packed!

2 Sep

It’s travelin’ time!  I know you haven’t heard from this blog in a while.  That’s because we’ve had a great summer right here in New England.  We’ve spent most of the summer on board “Might As Well” cruising all points between Long Island and the rugged coast of Maine.  I can confidently report that the best chocolate chip cookies are found in Sag Harbor, the best oysters in the Damariscotta River, Maine, and the best fish chowder in Rye, NH.

But now it’s time for Marci and Michael’s next adventure.  It begins this coming Friday at 7pm.  But first, a warning.  We’ll be headed deep into the bush and I am not at all confident that we’ll have internet throughout so posting may be sporadic.  If you don’t hear from us for a few days at a time, please open your living room window.  We have trained carrier pigeons on call to deliver news the old fashioned way.

Our trip will take us through five countries and two continents over six weeks.  On Friday we’ll fly to Paris with a short stop in London and head almost immediately to Beaune in the heart of Burgundy.  Just days before the fall wine harvest, we’ll join two other couples and cycle through the villages and vineyards of Burgundy. Adolf Hitler considered Burgundy the prize of France and it is where Himmler had planned the great capital of Western Europe.   Glad that didn’t work out.

The villages we’ll ride read like the wall of your favorite wine shop:  Mersault, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet, Nuit-St. Georges and so many more.  The rolling hills and winding roads through this beautiful section of France should make for breath-taking cycling in every way!

From there we’ll head back to Paris and meet up with Abbe, Jake and Jackie for Rosh Hashana week in the City of Lights.  It will be great to be able to spend time with them to welcome in the new year.  We have rented an apartment in the 6me arrondisment and look forward to living like Parisians for the week.

Marci and I will then head off to Africa for safari, scuba and springtime in Cape Town.  It all promises to be the trip of a lifetime and we look forward to sharing it with you along the way.

We ask only two things of you:  first, share this blog with those you think may be interested and to please write comments as it’s how we get to keep our connection to you.  We so enjoy hearing from you through the comments while we are so far away.  So thank you in advance and we’ll see you in October!

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5 Responses to “Time to get packed!”

  1. Phil Holberton September 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Michael, This is a trip of a lifetime – you notice I didn’t say “the” as there may be another in your future that will supersed this fantastic trip. How exciting this must be – take lots of photos and savor the moments.

  2. Anne-Marie Aigner September 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    What wonderful lives you live!! Thanks for taking us along.

  3. Susan Leiber September 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Off you go into the wild blue yonder. But remember only 54 days (as per Rob Kovolasky) to ski season..

  4. Susan September 7, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Happy trails to you– sounds like a fabulous trip,. So many roads to lead you home

  5. John dion September 7, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Hey marci and mike.
    Wishing u guys a safe trip and to ur family
    A happy new year,

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