Laurel and Hardy in Drag Go To Paris

Old Sep 6th, 2015, 01:51 AM
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I have a carryon for my almost 4 week trip and now 1 week in realise packed too much. Can totally relate to everything.

Your report so far is great am looking forward to the rest
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 03:25 AM
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Looking forward to this report! We will be in Paris for 10 days next month with another couple and so it will be fun to see what you two are doing.
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 08:26 AM
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We arrived in Paris. Was not sure our luggage would arrive --big Big bird a large yellow suitcase for 62 and my suitcase is called Clifford because it's very large and all red. Am finding internet hook up rather difficult so typing and using voice. Will write more later
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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Allright! Let's get this party started.
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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My vacation really begins as soon as I see all the luggage has arrived. Exhale a bit and dive in!
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 01:06 PM
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Well, you're getting a week's head start on us, so I'm looking forward to hearing about all your adventures to prepare myself for a great time ahead. If I see you on the street, I'll certainly say "Bonjour". Where are you staying? We'll be in the 11th a little south of République. Are you getting a haircut this time?
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 01:07 PM
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So glad you made it to Paris!! Now, take a deep breath and RELAX. I'm sure everything will be fun fun fun. Keep us posted!
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 11:42 PM
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On my way to the Louvre to get iPad unlocked don't have any idea what I did wrong. Hope to blog later today with yesterday's events. Paris is quite cool glad I bought a sweater and pashminas
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 11:48 PM
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Picked up at the airport by a service which was really helpful had not been to Charles de Gaulle in quite a while and did not realize how far you have to walk just to get to your luggage quick trip into Paris we are staying at Hotel le Clement in the six-small room lovely But no shower curtain I need a tutorial to figure out how not to give the bathroom a shower when I'm taking a shower
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 02:31 AM
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Sunday- on the plane we were on the upper level of 747-there were very few people on the upper deck so 62 and I moved to three seats each; I thought I lost my glasses and asked flight attendant for help. he bent down and looked all around-finally noticed I was wearing the glasses; He just rolled his eyes at me; I could not find the volume on the tv but was never going to ask for anything after being so stupid; Did not want any more rolling eyes.

After unpacking we hit the streets. Went to Cafe Des Margots; Had omelettes and coffee. Lots of people watching. 62 saw a great trench coat that she almost ripped off the woman; Sat next to a lovely couple from Colorado; She and her husband had been married for 60 years and were taking their son to Paris for the first time Then we walked to the Islands, did some window licking and walked over towards the Louvre; Wanted to get some NAVIGO passes. I must have been super tired since I just bought 62 single tickets. I had mentioned to 62 she needed a small picture of herself. She had somehow lost her picture so we were told where go for a picture booth; So spent two tickets to get into the metro -found the booth. Needed appropriate cash_either ( euro bill or cash° put coins in_did not work so bought two waters to get change-when we got back to the booth-it said to put in two euros and pictures finally arrived; Back into the Metro since we thought we could get to theLOUVRE; sO SPENT TWO MORE TICKETS. fINALLY AFTER Walking for another mime er decided to getout of dodge and take a cab back to hotel to regroup. Went to odeon to get NAVIGO PASSES. tHANK HEAVENS THERE WAS an attendant to help us: Ate at a cafe near the Odeon; Split bottle of wine? han and cheese sandwiches and split a wonderful raspberry dessert? Wonderful people watching; We are on a mission to find the best PISTACHE MACaron; ON WAY HOME we stopped at Gerard MULOT HIS Pistache were very good;

Monday breakfast at hotel. Good but tomorrow we out on the street; Coffee is so very good here.
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 02:53 AM
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Took Metro to the Louvre this am since we wanted museum passes. We came up the wrong stairs and were outside instead of in the Louvre shopping area-needed the Apple Store for my ipad. Stood in line for entrance by pyramid-twenty minutes_STOOD IN LiNE TO GET PASSES_wrong line_waited in another line finally got passes. Then Apple Store They took ipad to get it unlocked There are probably 100 people in the store and I have been here at least an hour and now they can not find my ipad. here I am in beautiful Paris France sitting in a friggin Apple Store typing on a French keyboard wHO KNEW THE KEYS ARE ALL JACKED UP. hENCE REASON FOR so many mistakes. I could not remember my passwords so I MAY LOSE EVERYTHING on the pad ; NOTE TO FUTURE TRAVELERS. Keep all passwords readily available.

NOW TO CLOTHES wE HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING; mASSIVE SNEAKERS, MEN in velvet shoes with lotsof blink, everywhere women in tight pants; sleeves, puffy jackets, winter jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, short skirts, long skirts 62 and I want to take pictures of just shoes everything goes; I think that is about everything today so far; but you may hear me later I will be the woman who spent the night at the Apple store at the Louvre:
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 04:59 AM
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Benitakaren, I noticed that very same thing about women in very tight pants (tights is a better word for them) and not covering their bums. I was shocked, I tell you. SHOCKED! I really thought only crazy Americans didn't have enough class to cover up when wearing tights. Granted, some can pull it off, but most...NO. Sorry to be so opinionated on this topic.

I was taking shoe pics and posting them on FB! Window shopping in Paris is amazing.

Hope you get your iPad functioning soon. We have a Swisscom Sim card for ours, and have been lucky that it always works when we install it. But it means yet another password to remember.

Great people watching in Paris! Make sure you wander into the Tuileries garden (bigger than Central Park) for more of it. Find a couple of chairs or empty bench and rest... and observe. Great fun! We went there everyday.

Enjoy Paris!
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 07:09 AM
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<b>She and her husband had been married for 60 years and were taking their son to Paris for the first time.</b>

That probably makes the son at least 55 years old. Is he <i>special</i>? Normally children that age are the ones taking their parents to Paris.
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 10:56 AM
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Getting the Navigo and Museum passes was a major ordeal for us too (2012) but we used them everyday so were worth the hassle. I'm Sorry you were stuck in the apple store. I get frustrated waiting at home much less wasting my precious sightseeing time in Paris!

Looking forward to more of your funny observations!
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 12:30 PM
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Hmm, I too wondered about the age of their child!

It is fun watching through your eyes, benitakaren. More please!
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 02:33 PM
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I think iPad is up and running. I am finally back. What a day this has been. After the Apple ordeal we saw the Mona and winged. I wanted to see Napoleon rooms (have now been there and done that) and never have to go to that hell hole again. Don't get me wrong, I think the place is extraordinary but it is too hot and too crowded for an old broad. Lunch was a sandwich in a bag we put on the floor in front of us while sitting on a cement bench under the pyramid.

Left and.got a pedcycle to Ille St. Louis to meet up with my new Fodor's friend. 62 loved the ride dodging in and around buses and cars. Finally arrived to visit with Ralstonlan. absolutely wonderful couple we saw their lovely apartment and finished off two bottles of champagne with, of course, great bread and cheese. we will see them tomorrow on our Chanel tour.

62 and I had dinner next door to hotel on Rue Clement at AG. Fabulous, highly recommended. Seated next to us was a lovely couple from England. They love Americans. Are on a two week vacation to Switzerland and Italy. On the other side were a couple from nyc that have an appt at trump towers originally from New Jersey. We talked politics. 62 and I went for walk around neighborhood to decide where to have breakfast. You can see where our priorities lie. Think breakfast will be at Paul's.

Now to answer the question about Special boy. First he wasn't handicapped if that is what you mean but he was very special in the looks department. Hubba Hubba I am not too old to enjoy some eye candy. I think he was probably in his early 40's. This was his first time to Paris. His parents had been to Paris many times. while he was away from table taking pictures his mother told me he was divorced two years ago. So now we could speculate on just what was really going on. My thoughts, the parents took him to Paris because they hate his new girlfriend and want to keep them apart. What do you think?
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 02:59 PM
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Hmmm, interesting theory about the son.

Agree that the Louvre can get crowded..especially around Mona! I am not big on crowds either. Florence should have been a much more appealing city for me, but the crowds and large tour groups cutting in front of folks to see things spoiled it for me last year. I don't need to return to Florence anytime soon.

Food is indeed important in Paris! There are soooo many wonderful options. We chose our restaurants with care. We even opted for a picnic in our suite one night, having picked up wine and cheese and tomatoes and cold cuts plus bread at a market near our hotel.

We also had a pedcycle ride in Paris. Enjoyed it, but the driver neglected to tell us that his price was per person, not per ride...not too happy about that.

Will be curious to read about the Chanel tour.
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 03:45 PM
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Enjoying your live reporting! I was at the Louvre early August with 18 year old granddaughter. We hit the highlights and then left. I couldn't take the crowds but wanted granddaughter to see the Louvre.

Also took a pedcycle (he called it a pousse pousse) from the Louvre to Notre Dame. it was way better than walking but I kept thinking the entire time how strong his legs were to carry us!

Looking forward to more!
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 06:55 PM
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I think his parents didn't like the ex wife, and now that she's out of the picture, and he's sufficiently recovered from heartbreak, Paris is the perfect city for handsome son to really believe that there is a wonderful, romantic life after divorce.
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 06:59 PM
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Hmmm, I might just have to take my daughter to Paris when she recovers...
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