Tag Archives: Scale model of a roulotte

Tòti Bleu`s Roof

Tòti’s roof has been a major job! After all, the roof protects and shelters everything. First of all, weight has been a big concern. Tòti is pulled by our dear Vanille, not a 4×4. The roof is a huge surface … Continue reading

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Sun and showers

  We`re continuing our weekly “get fit rides” with Vanille. As you can see, Bella brings her sticks with her. We don`t always let her come along as she still gets too close to the wheels and makes me nervous. … Continue reading

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Doors and Window

  Two years ago Dana arrived from the states with a beautiful stained glass window made by Scott Ecelberger. Scott is an artist with stained glass! The image of a turtle expresses the concept of Tòti as I have always … Continue reading

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18 KM DAY

This was our first long day outing. We left home at 10 in the morning and returned around 4 in the afternoon. The day was cold but sunny with a bright blue sky and fluffy snow white clouds. We invited … Continue reading

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“We wanted to do something beautiful”

I'm reading The Perfect Horse by Elisabeth Letts. It's almost impossible to put it down. The story of saving the very valuable Arabian and Lipizzan horses held by the Germans at the end of WWII is a tribute to the … Continue reading

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Vanille

Vanille arrived on November 19, one day after my 74th birthday. If you have been following this blog, you know our history and just how incredible it is for us to have her here. If you are new to Tòti … Continue reading

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Tòti Bleu and Vanille’s first trip

The past few weeks have been filled with family, friends, love, laughter, and surprises. I wonder if Leo is enjoying these moments with us. I often think of him and what his reaction would be. We could never have known, … Continue reading

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