Have I mentioned my husband planned our trip and each day before we left the hotel, in addition to patching my heels with moleskin, I was asked, "Do you have the itinerary?" Today's itinerary would take us on the ten cent tour of Paris via bus 69. Bus 69 has no A/C and we still … Continue reading Day Three: Does This Bus Go to the Cemetery?
Day Two in Paris included excellent food, war, and hyenas.
I'm going to try to blog each day of the trip to Paris and Versailles for my own sake as much as hopefully someone's reading pleasure or at the very least, travel-tip assist. Let's see if I can remember each day over the next week or two it will take me to think back and … Continue reading ADVENTURES IN FRANCE AGAIN. FINALLY.
We made it through Versailles on the morning of Day 9. The crowds were little better. This time we did find a much shorter audio guide line, so grabbed the little phone-type device and headed into the clump of people in the history of Versailles rooms. We quickly figured out that if you waited until … Continue reading FRANCE FINIS
Robert was kind enough to write up his experiences for this day. Journal entry for King Louis XVI Palace of Versailles 4 September, 1788 On this day, I awoke from sleep in The King’s Chamber quite early. 09:30 or 10:00 I believe it was. Although hungry, I made the decision to forgo our morning meal … Continue reading THE KING’S DIARY (VERSAILLES, DAY EIGHT)
Today was the much-anticipated visit to the Château de Versailles. We had been forewarned by Rick Steves that Versailles is a zoo on Sundays and Tuesdays, but somehow ignored him and planned for Tuesday. Rick Steves was not kidding around. I am not a big fan of the crowded tourist destination. In fact, it made me long for the abandoned castles … Continue reading AU CHAT AND THE CHATEAU (VERSAILLES, DAY EIGHT)
Monday's lunch was at Sister's Cafe - with a good old-fashioned American cheeseburger and side order of hash browns. Since the bacon was floppy (just the way I like it), Robert donated his to me. A soda here ran 6 euros, while Heineken was 2,9. Heineken won. Meanwhile, the lower right hand corner of the … Continue reading VERSAILLES VIA GOLF CART (VERSAILLES, DAY SEVEN)
I'm beginning to see a trend as I transcribe the travel diaries. I now understand why our days passed so quickly while away. I don't think we ever really got moving until 11:00-ish. When I think back on the trip to Wales last year and jolting awake at 6:30 or 7:00 a.m. to the Tower … Continue reading THE TRIANON TALES (DAY SIX, VERSAILLES)
Day five in Paris was Robert's birthday, so we decided to do everything possible in one day. Not sure how this came about, but it did. We were to move on to Versailles for a late check-in, so the pressure was on to wrap up what we could. Day five can also be referred to … Continue reading A BIRTHDAY FIT FOR A KING (VERSAILLES, DAY FIVE)
Day four was on the itinerary as Museum Day. However, due to a little over-imbibing, we cut ourselves a break and did not set the alarm for quite as early as we'd originally intended. Sore from walking on cobblestones and up and down spiral staircases, tired and hungry, we grabbed a croissant each from the … Continue reading ARTS AND CRAFTINESS (PARIS, DAY FOUR)