DINING AND BOATS (PARIS, DAY THREE)

Day three found us preparing for our much-anticipated lunch at the Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel). Robert made reservations in advance for Le Jules Verne restaurant, which sits 125 meters high in the Tower - or about a third of the way up. Several benefits here. One, it's a Michelin 2 star rated restaurant. Two, … Continue reading DINING AND BOATS (PARIS, DAY THREE)

DEATH AND THE METRO (PARIS, DAY TWO)

Day two began a bit late. We had reservations at Cafe Le Procope, in the 6th arrondissement, the oldest restaurant of Paris in continuous operation. It opened in 1686 and has served the likes of Voltaire, Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Sand, Victor Hugo, and Oscar Wilde. Robert was adventurous and ordered ox cheek. … Continue reading DEATH AND THE METRO (PARIS, DAY TWO)

BON JOUR-NEY (PARIS, DAY ONE)

First, I better find a job that pays more or win the lottery because I will never be squished into a seat again that doesn't have at least this much leg room. Especially for an almost 10 hour flight. The problem with purchasing from Duty Free at your airport of departure is that they deliver … Continue reading BON JOUR-NEY (PARIS, DAY ONE)

GONE FISHING

Due to the hotels in France being a little pickier than Wales about who gets free wifi access and who gets charged, I have been on a real vacation - with no blog diaries of our adventures. Probably works out for the best as I have no idea what I'm saying half the time here anyway.  … Continue reading GONE FISHING

AU REVOIR SANITY

Warning: this post is all over the place. The impending departure has obviously produced ADD symptoms. I stop and start more times than...something that stops and starts a lot. <Fail.> Saturday: We leave soon for Paris! My guest bedroom is covered in clothing, suitcases and shoes. Robert is color coding our itinerary so I know … Continue reading AU REVOIR SANITY