Days Inn Aiken Downtown
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... Hybrid solar-battery powered flashlight
Sleeping bag from Kara
Two mid-size carabiners
Rope "paracord" bracelet my youngest sister made for me
Steel necklace from my dad
Rubberband bracelet from my middle sister
Cloth napkin and washcloth
Candles from St. Paul's
Prayer beads from the Steinkes
Two pairs of jeans (one for farm work)
... Katy told us where the secret spare key was (I will die with this secret), so we made ourselves at home. We entered the house with caution as we had been warned about their three dogs Frank, Rosie and May Pearl (She was a brand new puppy). The dogs were great although Rosie did give us a little grief. (Just a few minutes of barking then she gave up)
... We were assigned Hawaii instead.) It was a rough flight, and by the time we made our final landing, I was feeling green. We grabbed the rental car, found our way to the first of many hotels for our trip, and caught some zzzz's. Feeling human and very hungry several hours later, we headed out for dinner. The Germans at this restaurant spoke English about as well as Dave spoke German. It wasn't pretty. He looked over the menu and asked me what I ...
... or spitting camels with attitudes on this trip. At first we were disappointed, but we found a different trip—a better trip! This trip packed the spaces between Athens and Rome with ports in the best of Italy. It added Barcelona and some Gaudi creations at the beginning to raise the bar. It threw in a little France for fun and added the unexpected treasures of Turkey. And all of this will ...
So how was my trip to France?
I have had the last four days in Marseille to formulate a synthesis of my time in France, and I have yet to really process it all. But here are the main points that have been rattling around in my brain, nonetheless.
1) Public Transport: I have been enthralled by the mass transport system here. It is a marvel of modern engineering and a massive public works project designed to move loads of people efficiently ...