End of Part One

Paris, Île-de-France, France
Saturday, May 19, 2012

Quick 230km drive along excellent roads and into the mayhem of Paris traffic. Thank goodness for Natasha. We were so early that both rooms weren't ready so we all had to camp out in one room until check-in time. I have a lovely view of the Eiffel Tower - shame about the cranes but we are not far from Sacre Coeur so I will go for a wander this arvo.

 It's Margaret's 88th birthday today - what a trooper!!
Still as bright and energetic as most 60 year olds although she won't let me treat her to a night at the Moulin Rouge tonight. Go figure!

Later: I went for a long walk this afternoon and had another run-in with Orange Mobile (FAIL!!!) so ended up just wandering the streets and listening to street bands and buskers. When I got sick of fighting the crowds I headed back to the hotel and had a delicious dinner of duck with creme brulee for dessert.

Said a sad farewell to Margaret who gave me this poem:
I'm as free as the breeze
What's to stop me and why
I can live as I please
Open Road, Open Sky

I googled it and it's a song by John Charles Thomas.

Thanks Margaret - it has been lovely travelling with you!

Yes i do have a view of the Eiffel Tower
Yes i do have a view of the Eiffel Tower
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