May 12, 2012
Lyon is France’s “second city” (though I guess Marseilles could also be called that). It’s like a smaller, cleaner Paris, with red roofs instead of blue. It was in Lyon that we had our first “long” trip since I’ve been here. We stayed for about a week while Tim was helping out at the WWW Conference.
May 2, 2012
I struggled to find the poetry in Munich. The boy and I were there for about four days, visiting with his best friend Zipper while he was in town for a conference.
The trouble with traveling in Europe is that, unlike traveling anywhere in California, where the weather is generally dependable (or at least predictable) for most of the year, a marginally sunny weekend in Spring has, so far, been beyond our reach in Europe. Munich was grey and dreary the entire time we were there, which certainly puts a damper on any kind of sightseeing excursion and can make even the most charming cities seem dull and damp and lonely.