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Monet and Rodin…

Today we took a couple of metro undergrounds out to the Marmottan Monet Museum where we saw the largest collection of Monet works under one roof in the world.  It was a hum-drum, Jillian was right about museums type of place, until we went downstairs.  We walked into a very long room with bulbs at the ends, filled with works …

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The Kittens

Hello everyone, J here! I coaxed the password for the blog out of K and I am in! So here is a late post about the babies trip to Grandma’s (aka, I am a crazy cat lady). We took Bailey and Madison over to my parents the night before we left so my brother would not have to deal with …

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Now able to work the metro…

So Jennifer are now able to work the metro system.  Took a day (and some sleep) but things are literally rolling now.  We bout the all day metro ticket which seems to be a much better deal at 7 euro instead of the 1.80 euro per trip segment (~3.60 euro round trip).  Given we were going to a couple of …

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Hungry and Tired…

It has been a long day.  But the hotel is quite nice, has a strong shower, and a comfortable bed.  The view out the window isn’t amazing, but it probably a typical view for may Parisians. I was starving and we found an Italian place right down the street from the hotel with a view of the arc and large …

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Triumph at last!

Finally made it to where we wanted to go.  Came out of the metro / RER station and found the Paris we were looking for.  The Arc d’ Triumph was there in front of us.  For those that don’t know, this is a very busy super-round-about that has about 8 directions of 3-5 lane traffic coming in to it.  I …

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Somewhere under Paris…

Made it in from the airport.  That was fairly easy.  Now we are somewhere under Paris, and not exactly sure which of the trains coming will take us where we want.  There are signs with lights on them to various stations, I think that is the key.  We’ll see…

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Somewhere over Canada and Iceland…

It’s been a while since we’ve had to fly for long distances.  I forget how long it really can be.  Flying over parts of Canada was nice, then it got dark.  However in a few short hours it was morning (because of how far north we were and the plane was going as the earth spun under us) and flying …

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House Sitters

It’s always nice not to worry about your place when you’re gone.  My brother-in-law will be staying at my place full time to keep an eye on things, which works well since he’ll be around all day.  Though we did move the cats to make his stay a bit more bearable since he is a bit allergic to the cats.

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Ug. Packing

With a month-long trip there is plenty to pack.  Jen and I are debating the merits of taking advantage of the laundry services available in our hotels during our travels.  I’d like to do laundry at least once (and by that I mean give it to the valet service to do) because that would cut the amount of clothing we …