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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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<b>>>>stop with the live posting</b>


That's ridiculous hazel1. She can survive a lengthy multi-city Europe trip with two toddlers and she can most certainly handle live posting with a handful of folks here who are negative. She's a grown woman, not a girl in junior high.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 12:29 PM
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No, it's not ridiculous, wiredpuppy. She's got enough on her hands and IMO, she'd probably enjoy her trip better without the constant back-and-forth over every detail.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 12:37 PM
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<. She's a grown woman, not a girl in junior high.>

The thing about the interweb is - we know nothing for certain
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Claire, ever think of posting your photos on something like shutterfly? That way you won't lose them and we can all enjoy the sights too.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 01:48 PM
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None of us 'know' Claire, and so saying she would probably enjoy her trip better if "fill in the blank" is a bit of nonsense. What we do know is that she likes to ask for advice, most of which she then ignores or changes when the travel agent steps in. I do agree that with two toddlers and a mum she probably has little time to blog live, but that would be the decision of yes, a grown woman.

Are we in France yet?
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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I do hope Claire doesn't stop reporting. I'm really really really entertained here.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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It's like one of those 90s post-modern novels... "unreliable narrator", changing authorial point-of-view, mutability of truth, yadda, yadda.

I say keep rolling. I no longer care whether it's all true... partly true but embellished ... or entirely fabricated.

As travel, the whole thing is - to a stodgy, stingy curmudgeon like me - a total train wreck. But the poster's emotional buoyancy, indifference to criticism and lobotomized sunniness make for compelling reading.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 06:35 PM
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Oh, I think it's all true. I would never accuse Claire of being an imposter of any kind. It's the logistics themselves, and the insistence on a useless travel agent and the ignoring of all the thousands of bits of good advice here that are grating to me. Not to mention the shop, shop, shopping.

I like "lobotomized sunniness." and "emotional bouyancy." You got that right, tedgale. She's a good sport. Not such a good traveler, but a good sport.

What in he** happened to the iphone anyway, and how did it appear in the hotel room? I'd love to hear an explanation about that.

I can't wait for France.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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My guess is she never had the phone with her that day - maybe was using her Mom's phone for family photos and simply forgot which phone was where.

Travel is exciting but I cannot fathom doing it with small children.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 07:09 PM
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I traveled all over Europe with small children for years and years, so I have no issue with that. I took my kids to Europe every year at least once, sometimes up to four times a year, with kids 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-12, 12-16, 16-18, then on until they were adults. Who knows about the phone - it's really weird - but the concept of traveling in Europe with small children simply is not weird. Maybe for you it is, but for many of us, it is entirely normal. Not only in Europe, but anywhere else in the world.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 08:32 PM
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"the concept of traveling in Europe with small children simply is not weird"

Europeans do it all the time....
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 09:58 PM
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GOODMORNING I am in France and will start a new thread for this!
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 10:08 PM
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Bonjour !

Just remember that once you have started the new thread, to come back here and advise of it's title so keen followers will know where to find you and the continuing adventure.
Looking forward to more.
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 10:45 PM
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Her new thread is here:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...t-2-france.cfm
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Old Jul 2nd, 2013, 05:38 PM
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well if anything from this thread i have learnt about the disney cafe in harrods so will be sure to check that out the next time i'm in london with my 6 year old
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Old Jul 2nd, 2013, 06:52 PM
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I agree with Tedgale, just can say it as well! Carry on Claire! Over to France.
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Old Jul 11th, 2013, 11:21 PM
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what fun!
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