EuroTrip 2007: The Soundtrack*
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Reading departure signs
In some big airports
Reminds of the places Iâ€™ve beenâ€¦
I think about
When Iâ€™m high on red wine
I wish I could jump on a planeâ€¦
~ Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Jimmy Buffett
Well itâ€™s cold over here
And I swear, I wish theyâ€™d turn the heat onâ€¦
Well I decided that
Iâ€™d get my cowboy hat
And go down to Marble Arch Stationâ€¦
As I walking down Grosvenor Square
Not a chill to the Winter but a nip in the air...
~ Scarlet Begonias, Jimmy Buffett
Anyone who knows Beth and me knows how much we both like music. In preparation for our trip to
Listed below is a sampling of songs on Randyâ€™s specific EuroTrip playlist. The songs on the playlist either mention a specific location (city, country, region) weâ€™re visiting or are about traveling in general, or they are from movies about traveling or movies set in the places weâ€™re visiting.
Here is a partial selection of songs included in Randyâ€™s EuroTrip Play List:
Holiday Road, from the movie Nation Lampoonâ€™s Vacation
All the Rage in Paris, The Derailers
He Went to Paris, Jimmy Buffet
Rock Me Amadeus, Falco
Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile, David Allen Coe
Jet Airliner, Steve Miller Band
Last Mango in Paris, Jimmy Buffett
Scotty Doesnâ€™t Know, Lustra (from the movie Euro Trip)
As Time Goes By, from the movie
Never Tear Us Apart, INXS (music video filmed in
* this entry was drafted on the EuroStar between London and Paris, and uploaded in Paris.
Just as we were becoming fluent in British, we done went and switched countries and languages.
We arrived in gay
We took the EuroStar train from
Our hotel is about a long par 5 from the Louvre. After we checked into our room, we took a stroll towards the Louvre. We thought weâ€™d go ahead and get advanced tickets for tomorrow so that we wouldnâ€™t have to wait in line (or as the British say, que up). As we were reading an informational sign, a nice couple walked up to us and gave us their tickets. The nice lady said they had extra tickets and sheâ€™d already been through the Louvre, so she gave us her tickets (which we gladly accepted).
A few friends advised us to skip the Louvre and now we know why. We arrived mid afternoon and the place was jam-packed with smelly people. We couldnâ€™t stop and enjoy a work of art or painting without someone bumping up against us, rushing us. We ended up grabbing a map and plotting a course of action. We identified what we wanted to see mostâ€”Mona Lisa, Hammurabiâ€™s Code, Venus de Milo, the Egyptian section, etcâ€”and set out to see those pieces of art. In addition to the crowds, the sheer size of the Louvre is overwhelming. So many pieces of art. So large a place. We could easily spend a week in there, but we managed to see all our wish-list pieces in a couple of hours.
By the time we were finished, it was raining outside. We stopped at a kiosk and bought an umbrella and headed out to find a place to grab some grub. Twenty steps into our trek Randy became soaking wet, so we headed to the hotel to change into dry clothes.
So, here we are at the hotelâ€¦watching football (i.e. soccer)â€¦checking email. Weâ€™ll likely stay close to the hotel tonight if it continues to rain. Thereâ€™s a pub next door and weâ€™ll likely grab dinner there and hopefully catch the big match tonightâ€”