Archive for April, 2008

A Day in Paris

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Saturday was a very early morning to catch the Eurostar from London to Paris – even earlier than I needed because I forgot to change my watch by an hour so I was up at 3:15 instead of 4:15 am. We had to meet at the train station at 5:30am even though the train didn’t leave until around 6:30 – a very tasty breakfast was served on the train. It was a great view of the city from my seat on the top of the double-decker bus. First stop was the Eiffel Tower – we were able to go to the 2nd storey – pretty overwhelming!!! The city of Paris seems to stretch for miles and miles in all directions as I did a 360 around the Tower. Next was an hour cruise on the River Seine – very relaxing – then off to the Louvre – our time was very limited so I didn’t go into the galleries – thus I missed seeing the Mona Lisa – mostly just walked around outside, took pictures and had a bite of lunch – then off to Notre Dame – another spectacular sight!!! Next we drove around the D’Orsay Museum, the Lafayette Opera, the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadero. Back to the train for the return ride to London – another great meal aboard the train. All in all, it was a great day!
I took the Tube to Harrod’s this afternoon – after all – can’t be in London without going to Harrod’s.
Pretty expensive and I was in awe – TOTALLY – didn’t buy a thing, not even lunch – just looked around – the store is mighty huge – I didn’t even cover the whole store.
I certainly wish I had a couple more days here but…
Thanks to Rick and Claudette for persuading me to take the day trip to Paris yesterday and the day trip of London tomorrow.

Happy birthday alex

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

dear alex

               enjoy your birthday dinner and have another piece of cake for me . sure wish I was there with all of you.

check your email

love great aunty florence

Hi from OZ

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Hi happy travellers,
Sounds like your still having a great time!
Missed your call by seconds the morning the message was not clear and no number displayed. So I have caught up with you on the wall! Often think about where you guys might be in this big wide world, now I can trace you step by step.
One thing I must share with you, Home is wonderful.
Ron and I are going gold detecting in June, this is a definate destination on our Grey Nomad Caravan Journey around this Island.
Still have a ring in mind!

Keep on enjoying your travels, take care, and look after each other.

Cheers Jenine and Ron

Uncle Den’s Pete Update

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Pete in Snow

Pete After A Haircut.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

In preparation for Pete going to spend a month with Uncle Den, Auntie Deb, Elizabeth & Jacob while I run around Europe. He also got his nails clipped and was very happy until he realized I was leaving him again. Luckily the family takes him for lots of walks and he quickly gets over missing me…

Don’t He Look Good?!?!?

I Look Good!

Handsome Pete