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10 days in Paris. Never has a trip that started so bad been so good.

10 days in Paris. Never has a trip that started so bad been so good.

Sep 27th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Dear OntDave, I have been so touched by your interesting and fun trip report. I am sure you wife adores you as you sound like an absolutely thoughtful and loving husband and I am sure your twenty years together have been very happy ones.

I smiled as my late husband and I had the habit of returning to restaurants that we enjoyed. Boring to some people perhaps but like in your case we always found that worked well for us.

I hope Mrs. D's toe is now healed. You two sure handled that problem in a good manner.

Wishing you two many more decades of wedded bliss and also many more wonderful trips. Happy 20th Anniversary!
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Sep 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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Glad you got the pics online Dave.

May your enthusiasm for Paris never wane and hopefully you'll return often!

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Sep 27th, 2009, 03:15 PM
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What a nice trip! We have been to Paris a few times. The first time we found a restaurant that we loved, and so dined there 3 times on that trip. It is so nice when you find a place that you love so much. Very nice of you to go take pics to show MrsD when she couldn't get out. This summer while we were there, I fell down a bunch of stairs and so like your wife, was moving much slower, etc. But even at a slower pace, Paris is wonderful. Glad you both made the most of it!
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Sep 28th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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BTW Mrs. D's foot is much improved, Thank you.
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Sep 28th, 2009, 06:16 AM
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Dave,
Like your report and pics. Glad you went to the Arenes. It's not something that seems to appear on the Paris to-do lists, but as you found it can be quite interesting. Did you walk around the prerimeter and see the carved stones? Nice to combine this with the Cluny, where it's sometime tough to decide if the building or the contents are the attraction.

From your pics, I see you went to the "basement of the Louvre" and saw the walls of the old city. Neat and a bit unexpected, I found.

Your excitement for the city is contagious. I note you went to Notre Dame and it was a sunny day. Yet, I notice you did not mention going to St Chapelle (near Conciergerie) to see the stained glass windows. You realize, of course, that this means you have the start of another list of to-dos for another trip to Paris

Good stuff.
Ontario Mike
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Sep 28th, 2009, 06:57 AM
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Mike, we didn't make it to St Chapelle because we were trying to make it to the Louvre before it closed for a gift we had forgotten but it is on the list for the next trip whenever that may be along with Rodan, Isle St.Louis, Orsay and many many other things we didn't get to.
Mrs.D felt bad thinking she had kept us from doing many things but I told her we could have stayed for a month and still left saying I wish we could have done this or that.
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Sep 28th, 2009, 07:17 AM
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Very nice report! Best wishes to you both. Looking forward to your next Paris trip report...
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Sep 28th, 2009, 07:35 AM
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kerouac, I hope you look back at this as I wanted to thank you. While we were planning our trip you gave us many valuable tips to every question I asked here. Thanks again.
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Sep 28th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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I'm glad that I could be of help, OntDave. But you have really missed a lot of things that you should have seen, so a return trip is obligatory.
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Sep 28th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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I agree and hope it won't take another 20 years to get there. lol
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Sep 28th, 2009, 11:10 AM
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I so enjoyed your report. There is nothing like reliving Paris through the wondrous eyes of a newcomer. What a wonderful city it is. Thank you for posting and for sharing your photos!
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Sep 30th, 2009, 07:26 AM
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I've added a few more pictures if anyone is interested
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Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:53 AM
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Great photos, OntDave!
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