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Travel Blogs from Paris
First of all thanks to both of you who are still reading this blog as we reach the penultimate destination of our trip....... Paris!!!!
We left Brussels via the high speed train and arrived about 90 mins later. In fairly packed conditions we transferred to the metro and journeyed to our hotel. It was in a nice area and only about 100m from …
... about where we'd end up we're really relieved to be where we are - although I've yet to see how bad the commute is and we're worried about neighbors.
Fortunately, the place is also very close to a grocery store (Francprix) and relaxing and unpacking for a bit we headed there to do some groceries.
Food is expensive here. The same stuff costs more than the US and since its in Euros it makes it even more costly. But the place was ...
... the vast grounds made it a relaxing getaway.
For dinner we headed to the good old Hippopotamus and I had the most amazing chocolate mousse for dessert. Mmmmmm.
One thing about Paris that has taken some time to adjust to is the chaotic traffic system where pedestrians never seem to have the right-of-way. To combat this problem, B-man and I have started to try to understand how traffic ...
... I thought it would be a bad idea. The ledges are actually really
wide and the drop off is probably 10 feet at its highest. Having not
skated street in... well, forever, I wasn't super keen to try it and
get hurt. The park was really fun though, and I was stoked to get a
top torque soul all the way down the mellow long rail. After that we
went to Montmarte and Sacre Cour. Walked around the shops a bit ...
Our guide, Marie-"Christine" Huot, and our driver showed up right on time at 2:00p.m., to escort us to The Palace of Versailles. This is the second/third time I have been there, but the first for both David and Priscilla. (note: at one time David had said he wanted to get married in Versailles, in the all of Mirrors). Ou drive out there did not take too long -- but the mobs (what appeared to be thousand of people), were all lied up in a dozen cues,, going just a many directions. ...