Dwight Peck's personal website

Summer 2009

Things are looking up again

After a half-wasted winter, now we've got maddening months at work, trying to migrate a very large Web site to a different technology, and no end in sight. It's time to take a break and, as luck would have it, Kristin's coming here for a visit -- and then we're going there for a visit -- and at the end of it, everything's looking up again, in this part of the world, anyway. [Click on the photos to proceed.]

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Late May, Kristin's visit: a hike over La Dôle with Joe and Teny, et al

Evading barbed wire in early June, and packing for France

Off to Southwestern France, early June 2009

Tagging along wherever Kristin may lead us in southwestern France.

First stop, Salers

Then Conques

Castle-hopping near Salers


Brancôme & environs

Oradour, atrocity central

Périgeux, and Collonges-the-Red

St Céré and the Château de Montal


Château de Castlenau



Additional hikes in the Jura, June and July 2009

Crêt de la Neuve, July 2009, and lots more

Lisa's birthday on Swiss National Day, 1 August: with Téa, Lisa, and Andrea in Thonon, France

Trip to Wisconsin, USA, in August

Getting married on the dock, 17 August 2009

"Honeymoon", if you will, on Lake Superior

What's next? Lots of unused leave time built up over the past 18 months at work, so we're off to Devon for a few weeks in October, after a weekend at the Lac de Taney with Alison. Then Kristin's back again in December, good snow by then, we can hope. Retirement in January, and going onto a halftime work schedule for the future, with lots of ideas about how to use all that unaccustomed leisure.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 27 September 2009, revised 30 August 2014.

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