Category Paris

Europe – Why Do We Love It So 1977, Part Two

And so, I arrived in Calais, bidding my German acquaintances a fond auf Wiedersehen and wondering what opportunities I might have passed up in doing so.  The road taken though doesn’t allow for much looking back or regrets as I purchased my passage across the channel and prepared to wait for the next ferry.  It […]

Copenhagen, Part Three

10/5-10/14 Our plans for an early start were sidetracked as we all slept in pretty late, given our post midnight bedtime the night before and the long tiring day that preceded it.  Bev’s knock on or door roused Francois and I around 9am and within a short time, we’d showered, dressed and prepared for another […]

Copenhagen, Part Two

10/5-10/14 Maria gave Bev and I a ride to the Vedbaek train station making our trip to the Copenhagen airport simpler than if we’d walked down to the take the bus.  Simone and Dillon were to meet us at the airport and while we waited for them there, we each got a bite to eat, […]

Europe 2014 – Montigny – The Last Time We Visit Francois Here, the End of an Era

Timeline: October 25th – 28th Up early for our long drive to Montigny (we’d reconfigured the car the day before, putting the bikes inside) we hit the breakfast room promptly at 7am and filled up for the road ahead. It was still a bit dark out as we backed the car from the narrow space […]

Europe 2014 – Versailles – The Ultimate Palace, Just Not in July

Timeline: July 24th  – 30th I’ll put it right out there.  This ended up being a long day full of challenges, hard physical work, overwhelming conditions at Versailles all capped off by a dinner so full of life, we went well into the night.  It’s one I’ll long remember for the way all three of […]

Europe 2014 – Paris – The Tower at Night

Timeline: July 24th  – 30th Having been up late the night before for the big announcement, we slept in on Tuesday and got a later start knowing that the next day would bring an early departure, as we would be checking out of the Cosmos and heading out to Versailles. We left mid-morning and on […]

Europe 2014 – Paris – This Town’s Greatest Hits

Timeline: July 24th  – 30th We determined that Monday was going to be full day with Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower on the docket whereby we’d start to utilize the Metro and Bus systems to more efficiently move around town.  Having noted the lines at Notre Dame on Saturday, we resolved to get there […]

Europe 2014 – Paris – Kansas Meets Paris and Neither is the Same

Timeline: July 24th  – 30th   Bev was due into Charles de Gaulle around 9:30 in the morning on Saturday the 26th so I left the Cosmos a good 90 minutes before hand to allow myself time to navigate the metro to Gare du Nord where I would pick up the RER A line for […]

Europe 2014 – Paris – Nothing Better Than Seeing a Good Friend Again

Timeline: July 24th  – 30th Given our experience on the way to Lyon on non-toll roads, we decided to damage the budget a bit and use them to get to Francois’ in Montigny.  Using a new tool we’d discovered, the Michelin Route Planner, a Google Maps type of website that calculates the various routes you […]

Europe 2014 – Montigny, Part Two (May 22-26)

Note to our followers: We recommend the use of Chrome as your browser for one important reason.  It will automatically translate into English many of the web pages I’ve listed a link for.  It is a very handy tool to have available.  We had called ahead to let Francois know we would arrive around 7:00pm […]