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02 October 2017

Gastronomic Weekend

Gastronomic Weekend

This past weekend was Kim's 52 birthday (Sep 30 = 52). I flew her & her boyfriend (Tom) from New Orleans to Winchester to celebrate.
Friday night we and Kim's daughter (Orion) had dinner at The Inn at Little Washington (top pic and see http://theinnatlittlewashington.com/restaurant/sample-menu/).
Saturday night we had dinner with Kim's son (Caleb) at L'Auberge Provencale (bottom pic and see https://www.latableprovencale.com/la-table-provencale-menu-prefix.html)





Gastronomic Weekend

This past weekend was Kim's 52 birthday (Sep 39 = 52). I flew her & her boyfriend (Tom) from New Orleans to Winchester to celebrate.
Friday night we and Kim's daughter (Orion) had dinner at The Inn at Little Washington (top pic and see http://theinnatlittlewashington.com/restaurant/sample-menu/).
Saturday night we had dinner with Kim's son (Caleb) at L'Auberge Provencale (bottom pic and see https://www.latableprovencale.com/la-table-provencale-menu-prefix.html)







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Gastronomic Weekend

This past weekend was Kim's 52 birthday (Sep 39 = 52). I flew her & her boyfriend (Tom) from New Orleans to Winchester to celebrate.
Friday night we and Kim's daughter (Orion) had dinner at The Inn at Little Washington (top pic and see http://theinnatlittlewashington.com/restaurant/sample-menu/).
Saturday we had dinner with Lim's son (Caleb) at the L'Auberge restaurant (bottom pic & see https://www.latableprovencale.com/la-table-provencale-menu-prefix.html)





28 July 2017

Back Home

After a grueling, 29+-hour, Saigon to Beijing to Dulles Airport (DC), 8,000+mile-trip, I finally made it safely home (to Winchester, VA) yesterday about 5PM.
I hope that you all have enjoyed my blog updates. Thank you all for following and commenting on my travel blog!

26 July 2017

Good-Bye Vietnam

I begin my 24+ hour return to the US at 3AM - about 4.5 hours from now. I treated the Phamily to a farewell dinner this evening. I also realized that I had not yet posted what I thought was a good pic of purple-yellow lotus - my favorite flower in Vietnam!

24 July 2017

Classical Vietnamese Music on the Perfume River

Last night was our last night in Hue. We spent part of the evening on a Dragon Boat listening to classical Vietnamese music, lighting boat candles/making wishes/& releasing them on the Perfume River.
We go back to Saigon early this evening.

23 July 2017

Hue Pagoda & Kings' Tombs

We spent the day touring Hue sights other than the citadel, purple palace and forbidden city.
Top pic of us in front of the famous Hue pagoda (built in 1845 - built by an emperor to honor his mother). Other 2 pics are of us in front of Vietnam emperor tombs. The emperors built the tombs as palaces away from the purple palace and used them extensively as such until their deaths at which time they were secretly buried in these palaces/tombs (with their concubines and many of their court's official who were executed and entombed with him).

Perfume River - Hue

These are views of the Perfume River from my hotel room balcony .

22 July 2017

Hue

I am treating Linh, Thuy (Linh's mother), and Linh's grandmother to a 3-day/2night trip to Hue (see https://www.vietnamonline.com/destination/hue.html). We flew here from Saigon (400 air miles north) today (Saturday) and will fly back to Saigon on Monday.
The last time I was in Hue was 9+ years ago - during my 1st return trip to Vietnam in 2008. Linh and her grandmother have never been to Hue before. We are staying at a nice hotel next to the Perfume River (see http://www.centuryriversidehue.com/index.php?cat_id=0).
Top pic = us having our first dinner in Hue.
Center pic = us at Hue Citadel 
Bottom pic = us at main gate to the forbidden city 







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