23 March 2023

Mars 2015 (3)

In March 2015, I went to North Carolina. I'm not sure why I went. It was just time. A few days after my arrival, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She lived for three more years, and I traveled to N.C. again later in 2015 as well as four more times before she died in 2018. I went there once more in 2019. And that was the last time. Now I'm really starting to wonder if I'll be able to go there again. I hope I will be able to.

One of the parts of such travel that I always enjoyed was the time I spent in Paris on my way to the U.S. Another was the actual time I got to spend in N.C. I never enjoyed flying on jet planes, even though I've flown across the Atlantic Ocean about 90 times in my life. That 45 or so round-trips, starting in 1969. That would be 50 years of flying back and forth.

I wrote about my trips from Saint-Aignan via Paris to N.C. in this March 2015 blog post. I had walked from the train station to the Marais neighborhood on the Right Bank because I wanted to have lunch over there. The restaurant I had chosen turned out to be closed. I found another one, though. That's it in the two photos below.


  1. At our age it's hard to know what travel is possible, but sometimes it's worth taking a chance. Your Paris trips were always fun for us all to see.

  2. Ken, you are younger than I am. Of course you’ll be able to go to NC. Don’t give in to age. ;)

  3. Yes, yes, as Evelyn said, your Paris trips (and your NC visits) are always fun for us to follow with your pictures. This brasserie looks like it must be good, judging by the crowd!

  4. Well, you could do a barbecue and beach tour of North Carolina. Two things to look forward to.

  5. There's always a reason to stay home, and there's always a reason to travel. Hope you get to travel soon. -- Chrissoup

  6. I traveled way up in my nineties; you can do it too. As they say, Age is a matter of mind, if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter! Don’t repeat to yourself that you’re old. That’s not true. Think positive!
    Beautiful photo of the Tour Saint-Jacques.

  7. La Tour Saint-Jacques.
    While I did not start walking the Camino from Paris, I walked from Charonne to the tower, then to Montparnasse to catch a train to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.


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