During Kathleen's sabbatical, she and James will be visiting Paris and
Chartres, France, and Geneva, Switzerland to do research on Louis Bourgeois, the
Genevan Psalter, and the early Calvinist reform, including the Huguenots.
Beginning in September, check here for a log of their activities and pictures of
the sites they visit.
September 2, 2008: We spent
today getting all the details tied up: doing last-minute laundry, stocking the
Christopher, collecting all the sundry items necessary for overseas travel, and
making as sure as possible that we are prepared for tomorrow's journey.
Surely you don't want to see pictures of the melee!
Wednesday, September 3: The voyage begins.
Thursday, September 4: We arrive in Roissy-en-France,
a suburb of Paris, and try to acclimate to the six-hour time
Friday, September 5: The village
of Chartres lies before us.
Saturday, September 6: Exploration.
Sunday, September 7: Back to Paris.
A very rude taxi driver, walking in Paris, and fun with coquilles and what the
French do with lasagna.
Monday, September 8: The Louvre: well,
almost. Le Metro, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, la Tour Eiffel, and a very
Tuesday, September 9: The Louvre: second
steps. The museum of Orsay, Impressionism, Van Gogh. Why Americans
seem silly to Europeans: we can't even make change in Euros. Boy, can
these folks cook!
Wednesday, September 10: The Louvre: third
time's a charm.
Thursday, September 11: The Louvre: a
farewell visit for now.
Friday, September 12: On to Geneva!
Saturday, September 13: Folks at
Château Bossey, watches, a cold rain on a train, a wedding, and nesting for the
Sunday, September 14: Geneva of
the Reformation and centuries before, St. Peter's Cathedral underground, Swiss sausage and
fondue, meeting international students at Château Bossey.
Monday, September 15: More of
Geneva, a boat ride on Lac Leman, walking the countryside.
Tuesday, September 16: Searching
for cheese, a last glance, and a ravaging loss. We return to Roissy-en-France.
Wednesday, September 17: The
voyage back home.