Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Guest Post - Colmar, France

Hello everyone -

Since my name is actually in the title of the Blog, Steph and I thought it was high time for me to actually write a post, instead of my usual job as editor-in-chief. So, here it is, and only after Steph has authored 175 posts. So at this pace, I'll write another in 2011.

For our anniversary trip, we decided to just take a short overnight trip to Colmar, France. Colmar is in the Alsace region of France, near the Rhine River, which forms part of the German border. (And you have my permission to stop reading and go straight to the pictures if I start to sound like Rick Steves and/or a high school history teacher, who doubled as the gym teacher.)

Anyways, Colmar has been called "the most beautiful city in the world." Before you ask by whom, I'll tell you; it was Georges Duhamel. Before you ask who that is, I'll tell you; he was a very famous French author, so he may have been a slight bit biased. Colmar actually dates back to A.D. 823, so it's made it through countless European wars. During World War II, Colmar was spared from bombings because the Americans and British military thought it too beautiful. There is of course a super-long history of the city, and numerous famous people have lived there. The one we thought was really cool was that Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty, was born there. I hope you enjoyed this short history lesson. I thought it was all very interesting, since my family is French, and my great-grandparents are from the Alsace region.

Thanks for reading, if you were able to make it through this far. I'm a man of few words, and I'm married to a woman with the shortest attention span in recorded history, so I've learned over the past year to be very concise. And of course, Steph had to add her personal touch to this post, with pictures. So now you can enjoy the best part of the post.
















If you'd like to see all of our pictures from Colmar,
click here.

I hope you enjoyed our walk through Colmar.

Jon

22 comments:

New Girl on Post said...

I demand more posts from Jon!!!

Loved hearing about your trip. I need to make it to France one of these days....

Gleatie said...

Ok, I wouldn't have said that Steph has a short attention span?! She can read blogs for HOURS on end! :) Also, I never would have been super pumped about Colmar but once you said that the designer of the Statue of Liberty was born there, I am IN! Did you know that is my favorite Statue of ALL TIME?? :) I'm not lying!

C said...

Beautiful city! Happy Anniversary!!

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous city!!!

msprimadonna67 said...

Nice to hear from Jon here, too!

Chase said...

A pleasure to (officially) make your acquaintance, Jon! Enjoyed the post. Now I've gotta scheme a way to go see the most beautiful city in the world!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Great post and great photos!

jlc said...

GREAT guest post!!!

Steph, we like her... she can come back before 2011 for sure!!

:)

Kebi Cedawna said...

As usual, great post and I loved the beautiful pictures.

I saw on your sidebar that you're reading the Stookie Stackhouse series. I've got the first few books but I'm waiting til I finish the Harry Potter series first. Do you like them so far?
I'm always looking for a good read

Lisa said...

Hi Jon! That was an awesome post, I'm never bored by history!

Thanks for the wonderful pictures too!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

LOVE the pictures!!! Ah...can't wait to go back to France someday!!!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

HA HA! I'm lovin the guest post:p Such a beautiful place and how romantic to spend it there on your one year anni! Love the picture of you Steph with the wine glasses...Such a good shot!

morewineplease said...

Those pics dont even look real they are so beautiful!!

what kind of lens are you using?

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

HOLY GORGEOUS CITY! Whoever that guy was your husby was talking about, biased or not... he was RIGHT! INCREDIBLE! Great shots, btw --

CONGRATS, again, on one year and I'm so thrilled it was marked by such amazing memories in FRANCE!

Maggie Whitley said...

Hey anniversary friend :)

http://maggiewhitley.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-award.html

Jenny.Lee said...

So glad to see a post from Jon! These photos (as usual) are beautiful!

...love Maegan said...

omg these photos are amazing. stunning!

Grand Pooba said...

I love that photo of Steph and the wine glasses!

It's great to hear from Jon!

Lil' Woman said...

Great post and very informative! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Haha! Too cute! See you again in 2011 lol.

Loved the post and pictures!

MRS Jen McNeil said...

Hi! Becca from mrs. GI joe said i should come by and check out your blog! Hope ya dont mind...my husband just got orders to PCS to germany( baumholder ) in january! Love your page.great pictures! I will have to take some time out to play catch up on your journey soon!

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