Smitten with France, Glenda de Vaney has traveled there over thirty times to photograph châteaux, gardens, villages and whatever is beautiful. She presents slide shows on France and sells framed pictures. The author is a former volunteer for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and an advocate for those suffering from mental illness. She is also an avid table tennis player who strikes fear in her opponents’ hearts, or at least wishes she did. Glenda lives in a historic home in a suburb of San Diego with the younger of her two sons.
What do you like most about France?
The food, of course! I enjoy the ceremony around eating a good meal in a fine restaurant. I also love the tranquility of the countryside. I stay at hotels in rural settings with trees, lakes, rivers, and silence. And I love the architecture, the chateaux, and the charming villages.
What do you dislike about France?
Everything else. Just kidding! I only dislike the Dreaded Charles de Gaulle airport, the traffic, the lack of signs or confusing signs, and the difficulties of finding places, especially when the GPS Lady doesn’t have any idea how to get there.