Wednesday, July 11, 2007

hiatus


hi·a·tus
Pronunciation: hI-'A-t&s
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from hiare to yawn
(...)
2 a : an interruption in time or continuity : BREAK; especially : a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted (...) Source


I am not going very far! I am only crossing the border and going to visit our neighbors, the French, to drink all their wine enjoy the French Alps in the summer. I will be back before the end of the month. Expected hightlights of this vacation?. The first one is taking place right away as I will be meeting my charming French blog friend Claudie to·mor·row in Marseille!! Voilà!!! how is that for a great starter??? (pictures of Marseille taken a year ago can be found here)

The second event takes place next week since I will be watching the Tour de France live on Tuesday, July 17th ( that's stage 9 - Val-d’Isère - Briancon 159.5 km). Don't miss it! I will be waving hello to you , and you, and every single one of you! watch carefully because I might be on your tv screen for about a 0.000000007th of a second. If you hear Col de Galibier and Col de Telegraph (see map) know that I am somewhere in between and I will tell all about it when I get back.

I have to go now. Until then, take good care of yourselves, be happy, and keep the dust off my blog. Almost forgot: gimme some loving = leave a comment!

24 comments:

  1. Oh, you are going on holidays ! But you don't have to escape the bad weather ! I wished I could go somewhere south to have some sunshine!Tour the France crossed Belgium yesterday (I think) but I don't like to watch it all these guys on a bicycle with big calfs ! It will certainly be a nice day with Claudie ! Waiting for a report !
    Yes Rosie is in one of the pictures, well observed ! I needed one picture more to have four to make the collage !

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  2. See us tomorrow Mar! And I will watch the tour de France just to see you on tv cause I'm not too much bicycle like Gattina!

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  3. That sounds groovy. Have a great vacation.

    Michele and all of us expect you to write a travelogue with lots of pictures when you get back..

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  4. Have a wonderful time!

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  5. Has your life ALWAYS been this exciting? Seeeeems I spend all mine being jealous! LOL! Have FUN Mar! Enough for BOTH of us! Can't wait to see the pics!

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  6. Have a wonderful time on this side of the border Mar. Hope it is all sunshiny and warm as the northern part of France is terrible!!!

    I was lucky enough to see the Tour a couple of years ago as well as it came straight through Ivry.

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  7. enjoy the Trip and the Tour (nasty crash ysterday...)

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  8. Dear MAR, I'm back again on a steady line ---
    You know I so do like your blog - but, whit a connection like .. -- --- ... ., -- I have to give priority to post for my kids before commenting my favourite bloggerfriends fantastic posts;))

    I'm with Renny. Go to his blog within short to read the latest report from Cybercruisers - then we will visit your tomorrow.

    The funny thing, you will meet in MARseilles, while we two Norse meet in MARiestad.
    And commenting MAR.

    PS. Guess I follow TdF. Have done that since 1967. And to day - Thor - a Viking from Norway won.

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  9. Wishing you a lovely vacation and a good time with Claudia and I envy you being able to see Tour de France (did you saw who won the race today!!).

    Talking about bloggers gathering; Tor and I am going crazy together as he is visiting us - check my post tonight!

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  10. I remember being in Paris for the Tour de France when I was in my twenties, with one of my best friends, and we were so mad some of the streets were closed. "What are all these bikes doing here, so that we can't get in the stores?" we asked one another. Two dumb Americans...it's lucky we're still alive.

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  11. You are doing two Amingly Wonderful things Mar...Right Off The Bat! Meeting your Blog Friend and the Tour De France....WOW! I think the first would be more fantastic to me fr obvious reasons, but the "Tour" ain't bad! (lol)
    Have a safe trip and have a fabulous time, my dear....You Will Be Missed, as always.

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  12. AMAZINGLY....I do not know what happened to the "Z"....it just never got into that word! LOL!

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  13. Hope you have a marvelous time...

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  14. Have a wonderful time :) I would love to meet a blog friend one day, have fun!

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  15. Ah savage chickens! Have a wonderful trip Mar :o)

    Laquet

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  16. It's important to refresh and take some free time.

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  17. I know you are away my dear....and I hope you are having a FABULOUS time! Just stopped by to say, you are missed!

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  18. So this means....you'll be away again. I'm sure you'll enjoy the travel. God Bless.
    By the way, visit my site when you have the time and pick up your banner/button. I have nominated you Rocking Girl blogger. Come over and pick it up.

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  19. Just checking in, Mar...HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GRAND TIME! And remember, we all miss you!

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  20. Well crap. When do you come back?

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  21. Wow hope you are having a great time, are you back yet huh huh are you ? lol

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