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#11 BEACH MUSIC: A time of tans, blonds and hot pants

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IT WAS A TIME OF TANS, BLONDS AND HOT PANTS, WHEN THE ENDLESS SUMMER WAS JUST A SHORT WALK DOWN A HOT SIDEWALK
Beach Music, an On the Street Where I Livestories is really a tale of two cities; San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santa Monica, California. It was originally published in the LA Times Sunday Magazine.


Beach Music We came to California from Canada, with a detour to Puerto Rico that lasted one endless summer of a year. A year in which I turned 15, and my hair turned blond from living in the sun. “Psst,” the boys and men would call after me in the blue-cobbled streets of San Juan. “Psst! Hey, blondie. Psst! Hey, cutie pie.” I was devastated when my parents said we had to go, that it was time to leave the island so that my older brother, Russell, could get a first rate education. The plan was to drive cross country from Miami and settle in San Francisco so that my brother could finish high school before going on to UC Berkeley. But, once we got there in the fall of 1968, we found that …

Dreaming of France: Tour de France hits the Louvre?

Those don't look like official cycling shorts to me.
Just a group of girls following their tour leader.
Ah, oui! Time for a photo!
If only they had French berets.

I can't decide which of these photos to put on my Instagram. 
Any suggestions?
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  1. I can't imagine riding a bike in such a short dress, but maybe I'll learn when I move to France. I love everything about these images. It definitely makes me want to be there, but I'm still not going to ride a bike in Paris -- that looks like suicide.
    Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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