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Dec 5th, 2005, 05:24 PM
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BlueSwimmer and anyone else. Feel free to e-mail. It's not a problem.

The TC was a little unsettled the next morning but by lunch was fine. I was doing OK myself. I had to, shall we say, ease into the day.
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Dec 5th, 2005, 07:13 PM
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Ah, I knew there would be foie gras.
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Dec 5th, 2005, 07:52 PM
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David,
I tip my hat to you! Not everybody would be up to the challenge!
(But John says he'd be willing to give it a try!}
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Dec 9th, 2005, 04:45 AM
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I needed something to warm me up on a cold snowy day. Thanks Indy!
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Dec 9th, 2005, 04:39 PM
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You'r welcome yeadonite. How's famousuncleart doing?
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Dec 9th, 2005, 04:45 PM
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Doesn't make you a sot, just an adventurer. I salute you and hope to visit all those arrondissements someday
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Dec 9th, 2005, 04:47 PM
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Honestly tedgale after 10 or 12 walking main thoroughfares, they all looked the same to me. Or maybe it was the 10th or 12th drink.
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Dec 9th, 2005, 07:41 PM
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LOL, BlueSwimmer! "Dork that you are ....
I think the pedometer would be a fun addition to the whole scheme of things..
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Dec 9th, 2005, 08:49 PM
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Indy,

This is the best post I've read in weeks! Would have made a great short film! Glad I missed the event, however. Despite years of training, I doubt I would have made it.
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Dec 9th, 2005, 08:54 PM
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indytravel, I am truly impressed. I agree that you should start earlier in the day, after all it is after twelve somewhere right, and nothing beats a breakfast beer. I would like to know what a Ricard is though.... Barb
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Dec 9th, 2005, 09:05 PM
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Ooooh, Babs ! I know this one

Ricard is the brand name, Pernod is the drink ( I think that indy is talking about)...it is Pastis..licorice flavored, since we can no longer drink Absinthe or go mad
If you add water to it, it goes all cloudy. Usually an aperitif
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Dec 9th, 2005, 09:12 PM
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Scarlet, OMG you mean indytravel drank approximately 6 of those, with all the other stuff. Sorry, I would be hanging my head in that turkish toilet for sure.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 07:27 PM
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Hold on here a minute. I, BabsB, do not drink pastis. That's the nasty licorice flavored stuff my pastis-swillin' friend loves about Paris.

I mostly drank beers. .25 litres for the most part not even a 12 ouncer. I'd do it again except for the ache in my shins the next day. Dang, I'm getting old.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 07:33 PM
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indytravel, I am so glad to hear you stayed mainly with beer, anything that tastes like licorice is nasty! Hey, next time taxi from spot to spot, that will save wear and tear on the shins, help the local ecomomy and after all it's only money.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 07:35 PM
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What do you mean nasty, my friend/
Pastis is the generic term for the Southren France drinks like Ricard, Pernod, Pastis 51, Garnier, Henri Bardouin are the most popular there.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 07:37 PM
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La Mauresque
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
orgeat
syrup (you can substitute almond syrup), then pour in about 4 ounces of
cold
water, and an ice cube or two if you like. Stir and serve.
La Tomate
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
grenadine, then pour in about 4 ounces of cold water, and an ice cube
or two
if you like. Stir and serve.

Le Perroquet
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
green
mint syrup, then pour in about 4 ounces of cold water, and an ice cube
or
two if you like. Stir and serve.
East coast prices differ from the West.
My HB is $28.
Others are below $25 here.
I also bring back, besides 51, the apertif, SUZE but if you don't like
Campari, you won't like it.
I lost the Email of a fodorite who was an HB fan: If you are out there,
please email me.


these are the three most popular.
My favorite is the Mauresque



La Mauresque
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
orgeat
syrup (you can substitute almond syrup), then pour in about 4 ounces of
cold
water, and an ice cube or two if you like. Stir and serve.
La Tomate
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
grenadine, then pour in about 4 ounces of cold water, and an ice cube
or two
if you like. Stir and serve.

Le Perroquet
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
green
mint syrup, then pour in about 4 ounces of cold water, and an ice cube
or
two if you like. Stir and serve.
East coast prices differ from the West.
My HB is $28.
Others are below $25 here.
I also bring back, besides 51, the apertif, SUZE but if you don't like
Campari, you won't like it.
I lost the Email of a fodorite who was an HB fan: If you are out there,
please email me.


these are the three most popular.
My favorite is the Mauresque



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La Mauresque
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
orgeat
syrup (you can substitute almond syrup), then pour in about 4 ounces of
cold
water, and an ice cube or two if you like. Stir and serve.
La Tomate
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
grenadine, then pour in about 4 ounces of cold water, and an ice cube
or two
if you like. Stir and serve.

Le Perroquet
Pour one ounce of pastis into the glass, followed by 1 tablespoon of
green
mint syrup, then pour in about 4 ounces of cold water, and an ice cube
or
two if you like. Stir and serve.
East coast prices differ from the West.
My HB is $28.
Others are below $25 here.
I also bring back, besides 51, the apertif, SUZE but if you don't like
Campari, you won't like it.
I lost the Email of a fodorite who was an HB fan: If you are out there,
please email me.


these are the three most popular.
My favorite is the Mauresque



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Dec 12th, 2005, 07:44 PM
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Yes, Mimi, but when you have too many of them you start to see (or post) TRIPLE ! !
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Dec 12th, 2005, 07:50 PM
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Lol, yes, true.
Drinks like books and lovers always amazes us of other people's choices.
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Dec 12th, 2005, 07:59 PM
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Oh to be young again like Indytravel and take on such adventures!
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Dec 12th, 2005, 09:06 PM
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hats off, monsieur!
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