The report is being posted late this quarter because we left in early
June for a
We did not get everyone together at once,
but did manage to have 26 guests during our 4 week vacation.
Prior to joining us on the
Canal du Midi
for a week,
son Paul spent several days in Paris where he proposed to Xue
They are pictured here steering our boat up the canal.
Oh, yes —
The trip was ostensibly Gary's 70th birthday celebration and he designed
it to be a
“do it yourself”
We rented the boat for two weeks and did all the work of driving,
getting through locks and fixing meals ourselves.
Since we spent most of the time along a sparsely populated section of
the canal we had to go into the markets in small villages to obtain
We also managed to find small family operated wineries to stock up on
wine for the meals.