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... chocolate. Mmmmmm! Followed by gluhwein...definitely not as good as Germany. I continued to eat my way down the market. Beignet? Yes! Giant chocolate covered marshmallow-like treat? Yes! When my pants told me "STOP eating!" I turned in the direction of the Eiffel Tower. **I will return to write more, but need to focus on report cards. Report cards in January?? Ugh! I didn't want you to have to wait any longer to see my pictures ...
... enjoy hearing that. As we made our way out, the priest was exiting his sermon and walked right past us, which was kind of cool. We decided to make our way to the Eiffel Tower. We jumped on the RER C line and got off three stops later. It seemed like it would have been closer but it was a good 10 minute ride so I image it would have been a 30 minute walk or so, plus it got us out of the rain. Exiting the underground train station we could see the Eiffel Tower right away. ...
... the weather - all perfect.
After some rigorous house-cleaning and packing, we had worked up an appetite in the evening. Unbelievably, we had yet another delicious meal available right in our kitchen. Alan approached the tinned canard confit with some trepidation. We had bought the tin on the advice of friends who said it can make a ...
... head to bed after getting our washing back and try to sleep through what sounds like a lawn mower trying to start up over and over again.
The Next day is our only day in Paris. We had our hearts set on visiting Versailles. This is a palace which has a garden that is said to be too big to do in 2 days walking. The palace of the sun king is also meant to be astounding but as the weather wasn’t too shabby walking through gardens all day doesn’t sound tempting and ...
... not excessive, even a little bit kitsch? Had we reached so high that we were over the top? Had the Sun King overdone it just a little bit?
I was longing for the solitude and calm that we had in the equivalent Hall of Mirrors back in the Ducal Palace in Mantua, which was wonderfully empty and where my GLW could lie down on the floor to gaze at the ceiling. Here in Versailles, there are just too many people. It is too full.I have to concentrate, and I attempt to identify where ...