The Louvre

Trip Start Jun 15, 2005
Trip End Jul 03, 2005

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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Our tour takes us to the Louvre where we see such famous pieces as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Our guide tells us that Mona Lisa may actually be Leonardo de Vinci's boyfriend. If you look closely---wait a minute, did she say BOYFRIEND??? My man LDV is light in the loafers? I'm crushed. At least my other Italian hero, Michaelangelo is ok. What, he may be gay also? I know what this is-a French conspiracy. They are jealous of the Italians and are starting these nasty rumors. When your all time hero is Napolean, what do you expect?

On a serious note, the Louvre was really a fascinating place and I wish we had more time to explore.

After our tour, the bus drops us off at the Champs Elysee where we do some shopping. It starts to rain so so we grab lunch at an Italian cafe (we ate Italian in EVERY city we visited) and head back to the hotel to relax.

Deb and the girls are going to Moulon Rouge and Tony and I find a nice French restaurant and have lamb and chocolate mousse.

As you can tell, I spent a lot of time bashing the French. It's because they make it so damn easy. But on a serious note, we spent 3 1/2 days in France (1 1/2 in Lourdes and 2 in Paris) and I can honestly say we did not run into a single rude person. As a matter of fact, everyone was extremely nice. Maybe it was because they were still in the running for the Olympics. But I have to say we enjoyed our time in France, and Paris is a BEAUTIFUL city. I may even go back some day. But then again....

Tomorrow we are off to London
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