.....farewell from Paris (from Kelley, not Alicia)


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September 24th 2007
Published: September 24th 2007
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Our friends from Norway, Rita and DerekOur friends from Norway, Rita and DerekOur friends from Norway, Rita and Derek

They wanted us to tell our husbands that they thought we were courageous women...haha
Bonsoir!!

Oh my I can not believe it is my final night in Paris. It has been so much fun....who would have thought that 2.5 days here could be as demanding as hiking in the Alps. We have tried to fit alot in and have succeeded I think. It was great that Linda and Katie met up with us yesterday. For those of you who do not know.....Linda is a childhood friend from Golden who happens to still be a great friend and just happened to have the Paris stop of the European Cruise her and her 22 year old daughter were taking Sept 23. We had a very special day; There was a huge parade of pipers from all over and many streets were closed. It was just our luck that we could walk (march) right down the middle of Des Champs Elyees to the Arc de Triomphe just like Napoleon!!!!!

Oh yes that reminds me of one other claim to fame we have......our bike tour actually followed the final section of the Tour de France haha! And as you can tell from the photo we were in fine form!

Alicia-Art is not necesarily on our list
A few of our friends at Elisabetta refugeA few of our friends at Elisabetta refugeA few of our friends at Elisabetta refuge

Richard, Caroly, Roy, Ron, Chris, El, Dan and us.....The Brits, Canadians and Israelies
of passions so the idea of heading to one of the largest art museums in the world did not really get our blood pumping. However, we were amazed by the Louvre and it was pretty neat to see some of the pieces that we have all heard so much about. In 3 hours we probably saw about 1000 of the 38000 items. But the number of tour buses pulling in drove our little bit of passion for art right out the door. We understand now why there was a french revolution after visiting the apartments of Napolean, wow.

We are on our way out for our final meal together in Paris. Hope everything back home is well and Kelley will be there soon. I will keep up the blog when I can. I am sad to see Mom go as we have had a really great trip and amazingly no fighting. I am looking forward to Ross joining me for the next part of my trip.
Talk to you all soon I hope.

Love,

Alicia

Kelley-Hi again. Just wanted to say farewell! I have to thank Alicia for being the most wonderful guide; yes....I rarely had
Along the trail in FranceAlong the trail in FranceAlong the trail in France

Look who I found? King Charles are the most common here.....may be an omen Terry
to put on my reading glasses or look at the map. She was also an amazing cheer leader when I needed a little extra encouragement. A special time to spend with you...and to get to know the women you are. Have a great time on the rest of your trip Babe!

Luv to all,

Kelley


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Visiting Kyle in MartinyVisiting Kyle in Martiny
Visiting Kyle in Martiny

Kyle is Moms friends son who is playing volleyball over here!
Still smilingStill smiling
Still smiling

Although we could feel the elevation!
4 person cable car across the top from France to Italy4 person cable car across the top from France to Italy
4 person cable car across the top from France to Italy

The most beautiful views of the mountain range we just walked around, from above.
ME!!!!!!ME!!!!!!
ME!!!!!!

half an hour both ways it took to get across, I could have stayed there all day
Found the TowerFound the Tower
Found the Tower

Who would have thought something that big would be hard to get to!!
Bigger than we expectedBigger than we expected
Bigger than we expected

1000 feet is nothing compared to our previous climbs but it was still a spectacular sight!
Bike TourBike Tour
Bike Tour

Great way to see the city!
Ladies lunch in ParisLadies lunch in Paris
Ladies lunch in Paris

Just a couple of old friends and their daughters meeting for lunch in Paris
Katie and AliciaKatie and Alicia
Katie and Alicia

Walking towards the Arc de Triumph. Up the middle of the road because it was closed for a celtic parade.
A four footer!A four footer!
A four footer!

A special one....Alicia and Kelley joined by Linda & Katie....under the Arc de Triomphe
Kelley and MonaKelley and Mona
Kelley and Mona

Just hangin out at the Louvre
AphroditeAphrodite
Aphrodite

Venus de Milo. Hit the highlights of the Louvre and got the heck out of there. What an overwhelming place, for us hikers.


24th September 2007

I am a little veklempt....wonderful pictures, wonderful trip, wonderful sister, wonderful niece, wonderful Paris.....wonderful life....we are truly blessed...lova lova B
25th September 2007

Love the photos
Love the photos. Greyt way to send your excitement back home to us. What fun you have had. You sure filled your time to the fullest. What's next?

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