Grand Hotel de l'Opera
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Well, it was a very long day, but Richard and I arrived to Toulouse without the drama that Michael Anne and Susie had. Jennifer picked us up at 6:15 am for the flight from New Orleans, where we flew to Atlanta with a plane full of Saints fans. (Saints are playing the Atlanta Falcons today in Atlanta). We had a 4 hour layover in Atlanta, so we tried …
... next stop was the brand new Aeroscopia Aircraft Museum which only opened last week. This museum is dedicated to all types of aircraft both military and civilian. Toulouse is a natural location to have a museum such as this, considering that Airbus is based here and is the major employer in the city. The museum is impressive to say the least! It has an amazing collection of aircraft including ...
This morning we caught up on the schooling missed yesterday because of our adventures in the snow.
The children are getting into the swing of our version of home schooling, and even if there are some minor differences of opinion it seems to be working. Kate and Roy are both concentrating on their english and maths supplemented with french lessons and history which mainly relates to research on the places we have visited ...
... local gastronomy, in particular Duck and even more in particular the fattened liver of the Barbary Duck - Foie Gras. This somewhat controversial food is produced under French Law (oh yes, they have some odd laws in France). This law says that it must be produced by gavage - force feeding the goose or duck corn through a feeding tube. There is now a chap in Spain who is producing this without force feeding through the bird's natural wish to ...
... along the Garonne River was a must and it was nice to see the banks of the river filled with people enjoying the unexpected warm and sunny day. From the banks of the river we were able to see some of the cities other highlights such as the domed hospital called 'The Grave', we are not sure if we would want to be treated at a hospital called the grave..... We then crossed a lovely old bridge known as Pont Neuf which translates into ...