Ibis Charles de Gaulle Paris Nord 2
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A day of travel and farewells.
Left Toledo for Madrid, again on the amazing road system.
Tunnels, 3 lanes each way, flyovers, ring roads at 50, 40 and 30 kms from the city centre.
Dropped off people until we ended up at the airport.
Still had a 5 hour wait until our flight to Paris.
Madrid airport is amazing, 3 …
... them art (check out the pair of trousers to see what I mean). But many of them were really funny (like the hands in plastic gloves throwing shadows on the wall), and some were really clever (like the row of round objects on the floor that ended with a yellow bubble car towing a big trailer in the shape of an orange). There were a lot of things to see on that floor and every so often you'd get close to a window and see the rain pelting down outside.
Just when I ...
... too weak to stand up to Hitler come 1940. Then we got to read all about WWII and see how warfare changed then from the first. The best part was the old footage playing, recorded from the fighting. There were airplane scenes, shooting planes from ships, and of course extensively the Dday landings. I never knew the scale of the massive complex the allies had to build for the landings. I can't wait to go to Normandy tomorrow to see the beaches where we actually ...
... replicas. Old replicas, but most of the Greek statues have been destroyed over time.
I wanted to see Winged Victory, but it's away for restoration and study. I did go though the rooms of Napoleon III. They are lavish. I particularly enjoyed the "dining room". The table is enormous!
Honestly, I don't think 10 days in Paris is enough for me. I could easily spend a week in the Louvre alone. Never mind the artworks, the palace itself ...
... of the Caribbean ride next. That took about an hour. The ride was cool, it was less thrill, mainly focusing on all the scenery and robotics as you floated around on a boat in a river circle that was indoors (6/10). After eating our lunch we discovered “Fast Tracks”. It’s a ticketing system that allows you to join a ride at a pre allocated time. Blah! Wish we had known about this before! The only catch was that you can only had 1 active fast track at a ...