Friday, April 19, 2013

Our European Trip Part 2

We took the high speed train from Cologne to Paris and it was a great ride. They kept throwing food and drinks at us - and for train food it was quite good - so we just relaxed and enjoyed the Belgian countryside. There is quite a bit of farming going on in Belgium and Northern France and the plowed fields and lush green hills all reminded me of where I grew up in Virginia.






If all our politicians weren't in the pocket of big oil, we could have high speed rail in the US. Damn shame. Anyway, a pleasant three hours later we were in the City of Lights.













We put a Lock of Love on the bridge





We stayed at the beautiful Hotel de l'Abbaye, and they were wonderful to us. Highly recommended.





And the food...my goodness the food....




The weather was cold and wet for most of our time there. Not what we were hoping for with "April in Paris." But when a city is this freaking gorgeous, who cares about weather?








To be Continued....

5 comments:

Retro Hound said...

What is a "lock of love"?

Bunched Undies said...

You take a padlock with your and your beloved's names engraved or written on with a sharpie. You then lock it to the guardrail on this bridge by Notre Dame. You keep one key and throw the other into the river. I thought it was something new, but apparently it's been going on for a while.

http://www.bonjourparis.com/story/paris-love-locks-love-that-wont-die/

Marcheline said...

How very, extremely cool.

Deborah said...

What a great record of your trip. We were in Paris ten days ago - most unseasonal for April! But as you say, does it matter? Bon voyage (or -"continuation").

Bunched Undies said...

Sounds like we just missed you Deborah. We left on the 14th. Seems like ages ago now.

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