London to Paris
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Bon Jour ! We arrived in London after a rather exhausting journey from Boston. Alas, I was seated next to the finest looking man in the Western Hemisphere (unfortunately married), but he bought me two drinks and we had a lovely conversation! Mom & Dad were squished but managed to get a few hours of sleep on the plane. We arrived early at Heathrow and were stuck in a 45 -minute line through customs. Our customs guy was really nice & although Mom and Dad could not understand a word he said, essentially he was admonishing us (joking, of course) for not staying longer in London, i.
The Eurostar is the best way to travel - we sat in four seats and were served a lovely brunch, complete with Bordeaux (blanc and rouge), and a Bloody Mary (or two) for Martha! We chatted, caught up as Dad promptly fell asleep before we hit the Chunnel.
After the cruise - which lasted about an hour or so - we headed back to the hotel for much needed rest. The city is very crowded due to the 2007 Rugby World Cup championship ... there are lots and lots of people here from all over the world.
This morning we headed out around 10:30 or so ... we slept in a bit...and headed towards the Louvre. We purchased tickets for the 2:30 pm bus tour around the City. First, we stopped at Maroquinerie Saint-Honore - the BEST PURSE SHOP IN THE WHOLE WORLD. I didn't go crazy - like I did the first time I stepped into what a purse lover could only describe as Mecca - but I did buy a lovely red purse that is nothing short of heaven !! After our shopping spree, we headed towards a cafe called Le Royale for a quick lunch.
Following our lunch, we headed towards Place de Pyramides and caught the 90-minute bus ride around the city. I can't describe to you how much I love Paris ... we drove right by the street where I attended school in 2003. Ah, memories. We saw all the main sights ... and learned some history of the City as well. Tonight we are attending Mass at Notre Dame at 6:30pm...we will have dinner after (we are drinking wine now) and then we'll drop Dad off at the hotel and head to the Moulin Rouge for a little burlesque!
Love & miss you all -