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... I knew Melody loved theatre, I invited her along-she stole the role right out from under my feet.
One may ask how we remained friends during that. The first thing is that in theatre you get continually rejected-does it make you feel insecure at times? Yes but you don't take that out on other people. The second reason is that although this was the first instance, Melody and I have a history of auditioning for roles and having the other person get them. ...
... br> and he finally left me
alone. I was beginning to understand the French attitude
towards Americans I had heard
so much about.
arrival, we scrambled for a
room!! Stupid me did not know that Oct. 1 was the day at Longchamp for the running of
the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe, the premier horserace in Europe. No one had room at the inn!!!! So, we stood in
line at the tourist ...
... wasn't the Union Flag, it meant the Queen was there. Once inside we headed up to the State Apartments and Mary's Doll House. These were both very interesting and to see the amount of money that must be tied up within each room was incredible. One of the most interesting rooms was a long hall with the crests of former knights on the roof. Some of the crests were blank, and we found out this was because the knights had done something to have this honour ...
... system and how much money was or wasn't wasted, projects being done, etc. It was fun listening to their political digs at each other and Nate and Christopher were right on it with all of the references to things.
Finally I pulled the two of them away and on to lunch. Since we were visitors to the House of Parliament, we were able to eat in the cafe there. This was great because it was quiet, had a killer view of Big Ben, and had food we all liked ...
... a fancy gold-trimmed carriage came out of the palace, and sure enough, there was Queen Elizabeth wearing white and her crown. She was on her way to the parliament buildings to read out the new laws, which apparently she doesn't write. We chuckled for the rest of the day at our luck for landing at such an important event.
This is our final blog entry. Thank you to those of you who have followed along and taken an interest in our adventures. We enjoyed sharing them with ...