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by Kathryn A Chesnut

My Rocking Chair Memories


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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower in Paris France

This was our trip in November 2001. We arrived in London and then went to Ipswitch to stay with Bob's brother that was stationed at an airforce base there. We left all of our luggage and headed out for Massa, Italy. We took the Eurostar train under the river to Paris and spent the night in Paris. The next day we took the big red tour bus that shows you all of the historic places in Paris. Norte-Dame Cathedral "The most famous of all cathedrals. The gothic masterpiece is located on the Île de la Cité, a small island in the heart of the city", Arch de Triumph, Louvre Museum, What a GREAT city.

Kathi in front of Eiffel Tower

Kimi was getting married so I went to the Avenue des Champs-Elysees: Paris’ Main Street is the most famous street in all of Paris. In fact, many Francophiles consider it one of the most famous - not to mention most beautiful - streets in the world. I wanted to buy her a french negligee for her wedding night. I actually bought her 2.

We had dinner at a really nice restaurant. The waiters were not very friendly. Then one spilled hot water on Bob and they got a little nicer. But Bob had to walk around with wet jeans.

On the return trip back thru Paris, again we had to spend the night. Oh Darn! We spent the whole day at the Louvre Museum. WHAT AN EXPEREIENCE. It was totally fabulous. Originally a royal palace, the Louvre became a public museum at the end of the 18th century. It is located in the 1st arrondissement, at the heart of Paris. We got actually stand in front of and see Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Venus of Milo, Coronation Crown Jewls of Louis XV, Spinx, along with the Nike of Samothrake, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo and tons of other famous art and sculptors and of course the glass pyramid. AGAIN so very awesome.




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