Laurel and Hardy in Drag Go To Paris

Old Sep 17th, 2015, 01:07 PM
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A souvenir shop is directly next door to the door to our apartment. The two guys who run it are always outside trying to get folks to go in. They welcome us every time they see us and in the evening say thank you. We must have bought too much there. So we call them our greeters.
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Old Sep 17th, 2015, 01:24 PM
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I am going to start Friday because it was busy but uneventful. 63 (her birthday was yesterday) went with Michael. Yes another great day with Michael. I stayed behind to do a few errands and they went to see Napoleon and Rodin. I met them at OQrangerie, went to lunch at Laudree with a wonderful bottle of wine and then we went to Orsay. Michael is so knowledgable about every piece of art it is mind blowing. So informative and interesting being with him.

took cab to St Chapell to hear Vivaldi, the four seasons. It was absolutely wonderful. walked to St Germaine. Stopped at l Atlas (I think) and stood on street and ate oysters. Took cab to Rue Dominique and ave Bouquet for quiche and. Glass of wine. very good food for something quick. Back to apartment to start to pack. We got back around 9 pm. Think this is the earliest we have ever been home
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Old Sep 17th, 2015, 02:07 PM
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Hope everything fits in the suitcases! Sounds like you've both done some big-time shopping! Wish I could have been there.... (next time)

Enjoy the haircut!
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Old Sep 17th, 2015, 10:51 PM
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walked into lv it was as lovely as usual. Found clerk to help. The salespeople seem to have a snotty demeanor about them until you buy something then they become your best friend.
Found what I wanted but I needed two and they did not have anymore. Had to get permission to buy floor model. After filling out paperwork the clerk noticed my number on my passport changed so had to redo all the papers. first we were offered orange juice and I guess that wasn't enough to keep the natives quiet so we were offered champagne. Our sales clerk called another store and told us how to get there and we could find another item.

We walked to the other store. Sales clerk said I could not buy item since I already had one. I was not a happy customer. He took my passport and came back about 20 minutes later. He said I was very lucky that (then he pointed to the sky) the men up there approved my purchase. I did not know if he meant God or was I in Oz and he was referring to the man behind the curtain. He had called the original store and got the lowdown on me I guess. When he came back he told me in a very hushed voice how this does not usually happen. I felt so honored that the Oz man was looking down on me. Do not know why we were offered champagne. Maybe he found out we already had mimosas and felt we were not quite happy enough

now we are explained that some customers come into the store and buy $20,000 worth of items and take them back to their country and sell them for twice the amount and then their trip is paid for and also a great way of money laundering.
They are trying to stop that practice. our new best friend told us about his life. where he and his wife are from how many kids where he worked before lv what he did what he wants to do etc. told us the history of lv how he started his business what his son did etc. it was all so interesting. Then when he walked us to the door he pointed to the sky again and said we were very lucky the men agreed to our purchase. thank heavens the the oz man was in our favor on this particulR day

Took cab back to apartment changed and went to Petite Sud West for the duck.
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Old Sep 17th, 2015, 11:33 PM
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What fun this is, I felt like I was tagging along with you.
I can go to bed now with a smile on my faces.
Would you email me at Hotmail your name so I can see your photos on facebook? Carol knows me.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 04:26 AM
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I am 66's Grand Daughter hereafter known as 15. I know that I am a little late but I would like to apply for the position of the chaperone's assistant. I am not old enough to be the chaperone for 63 and 66 but I have enough french speaking skills that I could help translate. Hopefully I will not have any competition.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 04:59 AM
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Still having a ball, I see.

Still waiting on the underwear man report...... tick tock tick tock.....

Hope you get to meet up with taconic (Betsy). What fun.

And yes, cigale is one of my lovely Boston GTG friends. She loves Paris! Your FB Chanel photo made me jealous!
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 05:56 AM
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Do not ask any questions but we are sipping another glass of champagne at Louis on Champs!
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 07:05 AM
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Underwear man? Please, please, please?
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 07:32 AM
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>>...told us the history of lv how he started his business what his son did etc. it was all so interesting.<<

Travel is so educational!
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 09:02 AM
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trust me, underwear man is not that exciting but have one more thing to add about dinner. ordered foie gras for an appetizer. Started putting it on bread. I Was enjoying it when I heard this voice beside scream do not eat it raw. Eventually I looked next door to our table and the gentlemen sitting at the table told me that I had to toast my bread until very hot or burned and spread the gras on top so the gras can cook then put salt on top. I asked if it would kill me if I ate it my way. They said no but it is better our way. They asked where we were from we told the Maine and I said we will teach you how to eat Maine lobster. Very enjoyable meal and evening.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 09:35 AM
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Wednesday Today is 62 now known as 63 birthday.we are taking a day trip to London. Up at 5:30 and picked up at 6:30 to Gare du Nord. got settled on the Eurostar. very comfortable seat was served breakfast. Coffee. Juice and croissant and yogurt for breakfast. China cup for coffee and real silverwear probable ikea but at least it was not plastic. I slept for awhile but 63 likes to talk and sometimes I have to tell her to be quiet. Arrived in London on time and took a cab to BuckinghAm palace since we had tour tickets at 10:30. First part was paintings. Had to go thru security. Then walked next door and went to muse. Saw the gold car,ridges security cars and horses. Next door again and put thru our third security to get into the palace. Very interesting now I get it why queen is not giving place to son and the cam. She has very nice digs to live in. I would not give it up either

When you are done it is a half mile wAlk to exit and it was raining. You know how I talked about the rain in Paris well that was a mist compared to the rain in London. I was absolutely drenched. I had a rain coat but it was not waterproof. Note to self. When traveling have a rainproof jacket. Or buy something from the hawkers that screams tourist on the back.

We. Are back out on the street and take a cab to harrods. 63 wanted to see it. And we are not standing outside to wait in line to see anything else

Got a cab and somehow I fell into the cab. My cane went flying and my glasses ended up on the seat. So there I am waterlogged on my hands and knees in the backseat of the cab. There is so much room for me that I manage to climb on the seat and sit down. I have two fake knees so that first step into the cab was a doozie and I was in a puddle of water to begin with.

Oh forgot underwear man. Man sitting next to us on train stole the ikea spoon just the spoon. Ate his yogurt and cleaned it off and put it in his briefcase. So if you see an eBay person selling cheap silverware it may be this man. He will be selling used silverware. Our trip is about over and everyone is going to the bathroom. Including us And the the thief. The thief is standing beside us getting his stuff ready and when he turns around somehow when he did his business he tucked his shirt tail into his underwear and so all you could see above his pants was his very green underwear. We could hardly contain ourselves. I wanted to say hey your underwear is showing but somehow it didn't seem appropriate. Wonder what his colleague thought when he turned up at meeting with bright green undies showing. So of course he is referred to as underwear man.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 10:28 AM
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Finally... we get the scoop on underwear man. Haha! Remind me to tell you all about "free willy" sometime. He was on a boat out to the Reef in Australia.

So when do you head home with all your LV and Chanel bags? Hope it's a safe and uneventful journey.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 11:55 AM
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Don't put your Chanels and LVs in your checked in luggage. Carry it with you, if possible. I had chocolates stolen from my checked in bag. Dirty laundry was safe untouched.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 12:11 PM
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It's true that even though video surveillance has improved considerably in recent years in the invisible baggage zones of the airports of the world, it is never a good idea to check in anything relatively new and costly.

The post office is safer for that, since you can insure items if you have doubts.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 12:20 PM
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Thank you!
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I just looked at your Paris perfect apartment. What a view from your balcony. I love that apartment. We lucked out on a large one for next visit. Space is nice when there are two of you. That is a cube for a shower though. Love your report.
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Old Sep 18th, 2015, 10:21 PM
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Shower is fine off bedroom. other one with the toilet is slighter smaller but very adequate. Worked well for us
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Old Sep 19th, 2015, 09:16 AM
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May I see the pictures ?
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