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3rd June 2015

Excellent post.
3rd June 2015

It is very difficult to reconcile the pictures of a peaceful landscape and beautiful sky with what went on there.
3rd June 2015

And there are people who still say it never happened. Those people need to visit these places and see them for themselves.....but I fear they would still say it never happened.
2nd June 2015

I can really relate to the desire to sleep on the plane! I can't do that either. But congratulations on the short flight. Your apartment/hotel sounds great. Looking forward to hearing all abut your adventures. Auntie M
2nd June 2015

What a perfect first day! I admire your ambition, but I too find that the best thing to do for jet lag is to walk. (And eat of course!) Also, it is exciting to discover fascinating and beautiful things that you never had any idea you were
looking for. Auntie M
From Blog: Historic Krakow
27th November 2014

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see you Friday, so get lots of sleep on the plane!
26th November 2014

Dagnabit your mom beat me to it with her question about the eternal flame!In Mexico, a lot of places charge extra if your want to take pictures, and more still if you want to take videos.
26th November 2014

http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com/history/the-unknown-soldier
26th November 2014

Also I had Quiche Lorraine.
26th November 2014

Well that explains the history of why the soldier is there but it doesn't really say why the flame is relit every night. An eternal flame is supposed to be eternal...not lit every day.
26th November 2014

Great day. Have a safe trip home! The dogs will be happy to see you all.
25th November 2014

You are having such a wonderful trip!I have heard Mona, the Victoire, and Venus referred to as "the three babes."Those stairs up the Arche look like an escargot! When Marty and I were there, we were directed to the elevator 'cause we were
OLD.
25th November 2014

I LOVE your updates. Thank you for being so detailed. I almost feel like I'm there...almost.
25th November 2014

I cannot believe you have never had onion soup!
25th November 2014

Why do they have to relight the eternal flame every night? Isn't it supposed to be eternal? Sounds like you are getting to see a lot of great things. And Renee is getting her legs in shape for that big climb up the Hancock in February.
What did you have at the George V cafe??
24th November 2014

Wha??? Your mom walks fast?
24th November 2014

Well, I don't know about fit, but we are certainly sore. I don't know how our mileage count can be off. I mean the pedometer is not 100% accurate but we have done a ton of walking.
24th November 2014

Climbing those stairs was good practice for Renee for when she does the Hancock climb! Sounds like you had a good day.
23rd November 2014

You are going to be so fit!
23rd November 2014

Dad thinks your mileage counts may be a bit off but.....you are walking a lot which is good I guess. Do you still think I walk fast???
22nd November 2014

Oh it sounds and looks wonderful! We will definitely keep the Hotel Kleber in mind if we are in Paris for a short visit. (Long visit, we like an apartment.) Even your account of the airports brings back happy memories. Yes, Copenhagen h
as terrific transportation from the airport to the city.
22nd November 2014

This is the first picture I have seen of Matthew since his haircut!
22nd November 2014

That does look complicated!
22nd November 2014

Sounds like so far you are having a good trip. Glad the weather is decent. Your pictures are great...can't wait to see them all.
From Blog: Intro to Paris
22nd November 2014

Our apartment five years ago was near the Invalides Metro! But we didn't go there. I actually haven't seen Napoleon's tomb since I was in Paris on my way home from Rome in 1966.All that walking sounds like a good thing, given all the crea
m and butter you encounter in France. (Whole-milk yogurt. . . yum!) Do watch out though. Paris is, of course, enormous. On our first trip there almost 20 years ago, Marty got around too much on foot and really became exhausted.I know I went to St. Etienne five years ago. So many happy memories! You guys did exactly the right thing getting a guide to show you a real neighborhood off the tourist track.
From Blog: Intro to Paris

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