Day Three: Does This Bus Go to the Cemetery?

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?

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DAY TWO: PRISONERS AT LE JULES VERNE

Day Two in Paris included excellent food, war, and hyenas.

ADVENTURES IN FRANCE AGAIN. FINALLY.

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.

LONDON DAY SEVEN: THE DISAPPEARING POST

Oh my GOODNESS! I was just glancing back through the London posts to try to remember what we did when. There is NO POST FOR DAY SEVEN! WTF?? I KNOW I wrote about Day 7. It was all about Hampton Court. The all day adventure. Then, the return to the pub (our home away from … Continue reading LONDON DAY SEVEN: THE DISAPPEARING POST

LONDON DAY EIGHT: THE SHOPPING CURSE

On our last day, we really felt the pressure to accomplish some of the things we hadn't yet. Therefore, we set off to the Borough Market, which was closed the first time we tried, in order to get the infamous grilled cheese sandwich. And oh, what a sandwich it was. The cook dumped in mounds … Continue reading LONDON DAY EIGHT: THE SHOPPING CURSE

LONDON DAY FOUR: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

Exhaustion hit last night, so when some sort of alarm went off at 1:45 AM that quickly turned off again, I couldn't be bothered. Like a cat in a bath, Sandy instantly levitated from the bed, evidently concerned about fire or some such and kept talking to me and waking me back up until I … Continue reading LONDON DAY FOUR: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

LONDON DAY TWO: THE TOWER

Sandy and I were tired enough last night to go to sleep in a room that was approximately 80 degrees last night. Not exaggerating. Dave and Amy were expected by 9:30 AM to join us on a trip to The Tower. They were also responsible for deciding what sort of Tube tickets we needed for … Continue reading LONDON DAY TWO: THE TOWER

ESTROPACOLYPSE vs. LONDON

I am rapidly approaching full panic mode. Sandy and I leave for London in 16 days. 16. That's barely enough time for the two panic attacks I'm anticipating. And just to add to the fun and excitement, I am, of course, undergoing yet another ailment of some sort. (As soon as one thing gets fixed, … Continue reading ESTROPACOLYPSE vs. LONDON

LONDON, HERE WE COME!

It's the time of year again when our hearts long for far away places. Places where no one expects us to work. Places where the only question someone asks us is, "Straight up or on the rocks?" My friend Sandy and I are dragging ourselves to the finish line of what will be approximately 8 straight months … Continue reading LONDON, HERE WE COME!

FRANCE FINIS

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