16 Days in France (Day 16, Part 2)

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[We’re leaving the Pantheon and heading for Luxembourg Gardens.  No, we did not eat here.]

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[And we’re there!]

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[Another huge central park.  Anne notes where we are . . . but we’re looking for a lunch place.]

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[A statue?  In Paris?  Who’da thunk?]

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[Oh boy, lots of park stuff, including a large pool.]

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[With the Luxembourg Palace on the right.]

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[We found it – food!  Probably a little spendy, but the ambience was delightful.  I recall our waiter being a tad frumpy but fun and very efficient!  🙂   It was also, though, the only place we had to pay to use la toilette.]

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[Reetz checking the latest stock quotes on luggage.]

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[And great place to just hang and people watch.]

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[Comment-allez vous?  Tres bien, merci, et vous?]

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[I don’t recall what this was, but the super is giving it close examination.]

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[Just walking through the gardens.]

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[Feminine attire always seemed to slip off one shoulder?]

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[I thought I had some shots (in this garden?) of some statues . . . ]

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[Where they put multiple thin spikes on the statue heads to prevent them from being bird perches?  Oh yeah, go back to Sainte Genevieve.  🙂  ]

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[The super is checking out the flower beds.  There was also a World War I photographic display here in a building just to the left off this photo.]

6-20-14-92 - Copy [The Biddies and friend.]

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[And we’re out and about in the neighborhood again.]

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[Marcher!]

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[I believe we’re in an outdoor book fair here.]

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[That’s what it says.]

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[Back in the subway again . . . ]

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[From here going to our last “stop” in Paris.]

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[The Trocadero, site of the Palais de Chaillot on the hill across the Seine from the Tower.  A magnificent view.]

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[OK, a little tough to decipher.]

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[I wonder how many photos are taken here on a daily basis?]

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[See you again in Prague!  🙂 ]

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[Remember when Mad magazine called the Robert Shaw character in “Jaws,” “Squint”?]

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[Let’s go across the street to the restaurant row . . . ]

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[Sometimes there are too many options.  We walked the length of the row and back and settled on this one for dinner, one of the first in line.  Don’t The Biddies look all “Frenchy”?]

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[After dinner, back for some final photos with thousands of our close personal friends . . . the supervisor reaches for the stars.]

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[Heading back to the hotel.  Now grizzled veterans of the Paris metro system.  🙂 ]

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[Out the window shots as we roll along.]

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[The final shot in Paris (well, until the cab ride to the airport in the morning).  Some how fitting that it should be of one of the greatest inventions of all time (now in designer colors!)?  😉  ]

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring make transsexuals.  To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.  ~  Fran Lebowitz

Up next:  Going home?

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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