The long walk around!
Trip Start Aug 24, 2009
126Trip End Mar 28, 2010
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The fountain is huge in length and is shaped like a cross. There is no way of cutting across the fountain so once we started walking around it we figured there was no turning back. We knew we were out of shape when we were half way across (over an hour later) and exhausted while an old couple jogged passed us. Okay we have to start walking more! The gardens of Versailles are a heaven for strolling couples and families, children on bikes and nature lovers. The Fountain is surrounded by forest and gardens with pathways leading every which way. The trees and bushes near the fountain are meticulously kept and shaped into squares and circles. We stuck to the inside of the fountain and enjoyed the people watching. They even had Pony Rides for kids (Chris wouldn't let me!) We decided to take a bit of a detour on the way back and came across Marie Antoinette’s house. After taking a look around we were both getting hungry! Luckily we passed by a stand that specialized in Baked Potatoes (I know, how awesome is that!). It was getting dark and a little chilly so what’s better then a baked potato. We shared one covered with ham and cheese and boy did it hit the spot.
Even on a chilly and cloudy day in November Versailles was packed with tourists hoping to get a look in the Palace or to take a walk in the Gardens. Palace Versailles, although I only saw the outside, looks over the top and magnificent. Covered in gold and fabulously decorated. I would love to get a chance to see inside but this was not the time. As I have said repetitively, we can’t see and do it all.
We made our way into Paris after that. We were only expected at my Aunt and Uncles house the next day so we went to Bois de Boulogne camping for the evening. With exhausted feet, we crawled into the back of the van and went to sleep.