My husband and I have been given the opportunity to explore a beautiful part of the world, Languedoc in southwest France.  Please join us on our journey

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  1. Oscar says:

    Love it… You have a gift for writing and story telling.

    You should know, we painted Sofia’s room….. pink. Well, more like



  2. Ralph and Pixie says:

    Bravo Gayleen and Craig!! Thanks for helping Davis and Kathy. We are in the area late Oct. Will you be there? What is your email? Been using comcast.net without success. Take care of that leg. Ralph and Pixie, authors of “Canal Cruising in the South of France”

  3. Hi, nice to meet you !

  4. zoetropic says:

    Lovely blog. Where are you from originally and why have you ended up in France? Expat stories fascinate me!

    • Zoetropic, thank you for your kind words. We’re originally from Livermore, California…..a small city about 50 miles from San Francisco. The chance to live here for a year or two presented itself and my husband and I thought we’d regret it if we didn’t follow-up on this opportunity. I detailed the series of events leading up to this opportunity in my first post (“The Journey Begins” on July 16th). I hope you continue to follow our expat adventure 🙂

      • zoetropic says:

        I know where Livermore is 🙂 Actually I’m originally from San Rafael in Marin! And incidentally I’m here in France (although we are farther West, in Pau, Aquitaine) with my boyfriend for what will probably be another year and a half as well – I look forward to following your adventures! Congrats on this special opportunity

      • Zoetropic,
        It is a small world, isn’t it? How long have you been in France? And what brought you here? We’re hoping to see as much of France as we can while we’re here….any suggestions you have about what to see or do while visiting Aquitaine would be very much appreciated.
        Merci beaucoup!

  5. I’m a big fan, so much so that I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!

  6. leamuse says:

    And now another former Californian is checking you out. I too am in the Languedoc. However, unlike you, I have moved here permanently. It is so beautiful and everyone has been so kind.
    Enjoy your stay.

  7. Thank you for checking out my blog. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  8. Thank you for keeping up with my blog. I’m still hoping you’ll start posting again!

  9. balkanviator says:

    Hello Languedoc Lady,

    It took me some time to find a place where I can write to you. While looking for ways to promote our campaign by browsing the search engines with specific key terms, on one of the results I noticed that you have recommended our website http://www.balkanviator.com to several people. Ever since the launch of the website, we have learned a lot about how the bus industry functions in Southeast Europe (SEE). One of the challenges is that there are discrepancies at times where even a bus route that is registered with the government does not operate at all due to several reasons which I won’t go into. With that said, I want to thank you and bring to your attention a crowd-funding campaign we have just launched to help us raise funds for the first ever online bus ticketing system that will enable purchasing tickets online for the entire Southeast Europe. I kindly ask you to share the campaign link below with those who you think might be interested.


    Please reply with comments, requests, questions at any time. My team members and I are at your disposal.

    Greetings from SEE,

  10. Mélanie says:

    hi from sunny Toulouse! r u still around, guys?… if yes, gimme a sign, please! merci d’avance et un excellent 2015! cheers, Mélanie

    • Bonjour! We returned to California in December 2012. Life in the USA is so very different than life in France. We enjoy living close to family and friends but miss our time in Languedoc. Wishing you an excellent 2015, too.

  11. Léa says:

    “It must be very difficult to let go of something so beautiful.” (Pretty Woman- 1990) Nearly ten years I am here and I love it more each day! Any thoughts of re-visiting?

    • We own a houseboat moored the canal so we were able to return every year until last year when we started babysitting our grandsons (a 3 year old and a 6 year old). They bring so much joy to our lives but we do miss our time in Languedoc. A favorite quote that sums up my feelings: “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” We will always find a way and a reason to return to that beautiful little corner of the world. I love reading your blog….I feel like I’m right there with you.

      • Léa says:

        I just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving. This is home. But those grandchildren are fortunate and perhaps some day they will come? Thanks for visiting the blog, or one of them. There are three now… Enjoy those boys and your visits.

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