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  1. Katie McCool
    June 15, 2023 @ 10:28 am

    Love that bike ride!


  2. Cindi Ludwig
    June 15, 2023 @ 11:05 am

    The photos of Giverny were lovely. The landscape with the beautiful flowers and countryside are stunning. One of my favorite photos was in the kitchen with the blue tile and copper stove. Dinner at Cafe Marley brings back delightful memories. I’m happy to hear the weather is to your liking!


  3. Thad Mauldin
    June 15, 2023 @ 12:23 pm

    the Shorry’s did a great job with the pics. Very pretty!


  4. Ann
    June 15, 2023 @ 1:21 pm

    Brought back so many good memories of Giverny. We went there several years ago on the last day it was open (November 1st) for the season. There was a heavy dew and it made the gardens look magical! The dahlias were in full bloom then. Thank you for the memories! Enjoy your blog every single day.


  5. Pat
    June 15, 2023 @ 2:11 pm

    Do you think they are able to preserve the Gardens close to what is seen in the paintings -that would take some doing. In person, do you pick up a vibe like the Monet paintings give off? Very good touch showing Izzy at the same table as y’all sat at in 2018 – give whoever thought of that a gold star. Good day. Hope you and Bernie kicked back while they were out.


    • lspalla
      June 16, 2023 @ 5:21 am

      I would love to go to Giverny when all the throngs of people were not around. That affects the ambiance for sure. I had the idea to do the comparison photos. Izzy has changed a lot in five years but so have we!!


  6. Cindi B
    June 15, 2023 @ 3:09 pm

    Giverny was one of my favorite parts of or trip to France, and we rode that bike path from the river boat. On our return, we sat near the bridge for a treat of macarons and apple wine. A lovely day.
    The crowds for the Shory’s were a tiny fraction of those we encountered though. I don’t recommend going on a weekend!


  7. Terrie Vandiver
    June 17, 2023 @ 1:25 pm

    A dream trip to be certain! I hope to visit one day! Thanks for sharing!


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