When we arrived in Dublin, I let Magpie know which places I wanted for us to go to and let the choice of which order be his. I am not so sure, that receiving the gift of gab first, was the way to go, knowing him.
I have been asked whether I thought Venice was romantic. My response was “not in my mind”. But I also believe that anything can be romantic if the thought and energy are there.
As I try to write this, I have rewritten the start many times. Remembrance day means many things to different people. During school, sometimes we had a special service just before 11am and then the one minute of silence. In some schools we only had the silence at 11am. I moved around a lot as a kid even though we were not a military family. As I reflect back I do not think I really understood.
I figured it was better to write about this trip just before Halloween. According to Times Magazine the Catacombs of Paris are one of the top ten scary places to see. We can understand the why.
I don’t know if I would call it scary, but it is disturbing and it can be a trigger for some.
The Versaille Estate is an immense estate and was started by King Louis Xlll. It was King Louis XlV who turned Versaille into the estate it is now and ensured that it would have a destiny. From 1682 to 1789, Versailles was the seat of monarchy. It is not too close to Paris but is not that far away either.
Notre Dame has always stood out in my mind since I first saw it 25 years ago. I was pleased that Magpie recognized it from afar. Unfortunately when we went through it, I was disappointed.
Paris the city of love……. why is it the city of love? What makes this city more romantic than any other? I do not have the answer but we have seen one of the ways that Parisian’s express their love.
Erstein is a small french town that is just across the river from Offenburg, Germany. Even closer to Lahr, Germany where my first son was born. For twenty years I have wanted to come back. The area has changed a lot, but that is to be expected in some cases. Unfortunately for me, I feel that it is changing the wrong way. It is losing its old world charm and becoming more like North America. That is not what I want.
Navigating the metro in Paris is not hard once you get the hang of it and learn the detour route from the normal route. Luckily French people are a lot nicer than they are made out to be. Though we did have an interesting chat with a shop keeper who thinks French people are kinda snooty. We have not found that.