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.

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I LOVE A GOOD HISTORY

I was actually sick enough to stay home from work the other day. It takes a lot to make me do that, because there's usually nothing worth watching. However, this time, the universe aligned and I found myself drawn into King Tut's Mystery Tomb Opened on the Discovery Channel. It was the story of Tomb … Continue reading I LOVE A GOOD HISTORY

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

THE KING’S DIARY (VERSAILLES, DAY EIGHT)

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)

AU CHAT AND THE CHATEAU (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)

VERSAILLES VIA GOLF CART (VERSAILLES, DAY SEVEN)

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)

THE TRIANON TALES (DAY SIX, VERSAILLES)

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)

A BIRTHDAY FIT FOR A KING (VERSAILLES, DAY FIVE)

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)

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

FRANCE PLAN – IT’S IN THE BAGUETTE

Anyone who recalls the trip I took last year to Wales with Sandy will perhaps note that there was little hostility at any point during our travels. Except toward the tour guide who sent us wandering down a path along the ocean that ended up being closed, and thus resulted in an unexpected mountain climbing expedition. … Continue reading FRANCE PLAN – IT’S IN THE BAGUETTE