Burton Dane Travels

We're traveling through Europe and parts nearby for a year. We'll be posting our pix and adventures here.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Western Provence

We completed our time in Provence focusing on the Roman amphitheaters, aquaducts and smaller towns. We even went through a cave with pancake stalagmites and a great prehistoric museum. Jules has Ben filling out a timeline and sketching what he’s seeing. Maybe some of it will stick for a few years.

We did reach a burnout point with the ruins. Since the Romans intentionally built their buildings from similar plans, there is some truth to “seen one, seen them all”. But this was only after seeing an incredible stage wall in a theater in Orange, The Pont du Gard aquaduct and remains of some villages.

Ben was lamenting missing Halloween while we were in Arles. As we saw kids starting to trick or treat in the stores downtown, we got a brainstorm. We unzipped this funky bag Jules bought and wrapped it mummy style around Ben’s head. He then went store to store mumbling something (not knowing the proper thing to say). He did pretty good in the stores and bars. It paled compared to our normal Halloween, but at least we had a taste of it.

The pictures show the type of wall Jules wants at home. It is a huge vertical wall on a marketplace building with plants growing directly out of it. We don’t know how they do it but it looked great. These towns were great and we had a lot of fun till the cold Mistral winds started blowing. We hunkered down then decided it was time for some thermal baths to nurse our colds.


  • At 1:47 PM , Anonymous Hic said...


    Wanted you to know that I went by your house today and it looks like a sewer line broke and back filled your swimming pool. I called the plumber and he is fixing the break. Do you want me to have the thing pumped out or just plant some long grain wild rice in there?

    On less important news, looks like all it took for use to regain the US House and Senate was to get you ultra right-wing John Bircher's out of the country for a while.

    Also, on the same note your buddy, Donny Rumsfeld, resigned today to take a job as VP of Northwest Operations at Halliburton. He'll be looking for a good man with your qualifications, call if you need a reference. Hope you're all having a good time.

  • At 11:49 PM , Blogger Burton Danes said...

    I guess I deserved the broken sewer line comment. With all of the rain we've had, I've worried about our driveway flooding, again. I guess that didn't happen.


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