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  1. Monica & Marlyn
    May 8, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

    You’re doing a great job, Linda, no matter how often you post. These are historic times. We do the best we can. Also, we’re enjoying the photos of you and Bernie on Facebook!


  2. Peggy Bilbro
    May 8, 2020 @ 4:38 pm

    Wonderful memories! One year we arrived on the Tour de France celebration day. What chaos! Our taxi claimed he couldn’t get across the river so just dumped us out with all our luggage in the middle of the crowds! LOL! Crazy fun memory!


  3. Earle Self
    May 8, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

    It’s unfortunate that my daughter Rachel and her husband Dominik dread the Tour each year. It routes through Grenoble, Moutiers or Albertville, but the exact route doesn’t matter because the roads in the mountains are narrow and, well, scarce. The congestion and closures cut off access to Pralognan la Vanoise, where their restaurant is, because it’s literally the end of the road. It also hits during their summer high season. (Not this year, of course…)


    • Pat O'Brien
      May 10, 2020 @ 12:24 am

      Earle: Your account of how the Tour impacts those that live along the route is interesting. Thank you.


  4. Pat O'Brien
    May 8, 2020 @ 5:10 pm

    Great parade – I hope they will find a way to hold the races sometime this summer. Looks like the parade goes up one side and then down the other side of the street. I did learn from your pictures the BIC is a French company and the McCain Foods produces the french fries for McDonalds.


  5. Elizabeth Enright
    May 8, 2020 @ 7:34 pm

    I love getting your posts whenever I receive them. It is so special and I hope you’ll paper publish this memoir/collection. Thank you so much for continuing to write, and I want a copy of this book!


    • lspalla
      May 8, 2020 @ 8:03 pm

      Thank you!! There is already a book about our many travels to Paris with photos. It’s “Bernie’s Paris” and is on Amazon. Came out in 2016.


  6. Betsy Cobb
    May 9, 2020 @ 1:31 pm

    These pictures are so good and so evocative of all your wonderful travels! Keep it up! Makes me happy to see.


  7. Beth Wise
    May 9, 2020 @ 11:18 pm

    I love the TDF and will certainly miss my daily “fix” this year. Thank you so very much for these wonderful photos. Best to you both!


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