Sunday, June 23, 2013

Coming along

We got a good chunk done today.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


This might be the color of my new Jeep if I can get the Subaru fixed.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fathers Day

The girls got me the Jere birds wall sculpture and a book called "Dad is Fat" by my favorite comedian.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Meet Hoppy

Hoppy is our blue jay fledging that has been hopping around our yard since Friday. Mom and Dad blue jay have been feeding and keeping an eye on it.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Colonial Days

The weather didn't stop us from having a good time.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chateau by Night


Had to have some French pastry goodness on my last night. Oh la la....profiteroles!


In a square downtown, we hadn't seen it working yet. Every morning we go by it's all locked up. This afternoon we saw it going around.

Le Cat

For Emily


Sent from my iPhoneYum!

The English Garden

More like a park, it wrapped around the lake to the front of the compound.

Private Canal

Off the back of the grounds facing Avon. When the chateau was built Fontainebleau (the town) didn't exist. Once Napoleon moved in, he torn down the back wall and opened the chateau to the masses.

The French Garden

This is the view back at the chateau from the back corner of the French garden. Lots of grass with very linear flower beds.

From Another Angle

Here is the entrance from the end of the tree lined drive. We walked around the French garden to get here before walking through the English garden.

The Main Entrance

This is the main entrance to the chateau. The door is bared off because it is covered in gold leaf.

Swan Lake

What royal compound isn't complete without swans for the lake!

The Inner Courtyard

Halfway through the complex. There is a small lake in front of this courtyard.

Tennis Anyone?

Only one of three remaining "real" tennis courts in France is housed at the chateau.

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Built in the 1500's by Francois I, the chateau was home to Napoleon starting in 1802. This is actually the back of the complex.

Viva la France!

In Fontainebleau, France this week for meetings. This is the town hall.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013