About

Transitions to France will hopefully chronicle my travels to various regions of France, including alluring descriptions of the regions, cities, towns, villages, gives, rivers, mountains, valleys, cafes, and every other nook and cranny that we explore.  I’ll also try to introduce you to some of the people that I meet along the way, and a few of my fellow travelers.  Ultimately, I hope to describe the entire process of finding, purchasing, renovating, and living in an ancient stone house in or near an unbelievably charming and picturesque village.

My name is Timothy Todd, American by birth but with lots of Anglo Saxon roots, along with some strong Frankish tendencies.  I’m older than fifty, but still quite a bit younger than sixty.  Past my prime, but not so far past it that I can’t still see it in the rearview mirror.

I’m married to Lorrie, a true Francophile and the source of most of my inspiration.  We have two gorgeous but sometimes misguided daughters.

I grew up in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon, where I earned a bachelors degree in geology, and worked toward but never mastered an advanced degree.

My career has included a few years in the oil fields of offshore California, the Gulf of Mexico, and the North Slope of Alaska, as well as many years in the environmental regulatory and consulting fields where I worked on lots of clean up projects.

I’m currently self-employed, which has allowed me to travel fairly extensively in North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and the Solomon Islands.  I’ve lived in Oregon, California, Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Idaho, and Hawaii, as well as Germany, New Zealand, and Guadlcanal.

If you haven’t guessed, I really like to travel.  And I really like France.

If you’d like to know more, contact me:

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