Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer is a Time for Visiting


A few days before I left Ottawa for Europe, Angela and Michael MacKinnon of Calgary (he formerly of Halifax) dropped in for a visit with their two children, Eve (two years) and Anna (their new-born).

Besides time on the patio, we also visited the dining-room for some treats. Some pix:

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After meeeting friends in the Emmanuel Community at Paray-le-Monial (I will report on that in tomorrow's post), I visited overnight with Archbishop Luigi Ventura, now the Apostolic Nuncio to France.  It was good to get caught up on the past couple of years since he left Ottawa.

Following supper we went for a walk along the Seine towards the Eiffel Tower, which never fails to amaze.  There were hundreds lining up for a climb up one of the pods of the tower, but I had done the tourist thing years ago and the waits were more than an hour long to buy tickets and just as long for the elevator.

While Canada has been basking (sweltering) in a heat wave, it has been cool and rainy all week long in France (note the jackets). It's somewhat warmer in Rome.


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