I know this may be a duplicate for some folks, but, if you are interested, here are what made it for the Paris pictures. Michael did all the captioning, then discovered it didn't take, and he had to re-do them all. After that exercise, he was done for the day. More pics from the other cities we visited to come. It was an amazing vacation.
After a flight snafu, we more or less were robbed of a day, but we still saw all we wanted to. I have no stories of Parisians being rude, even with my less than stellar pronounciation. Also, just like in America, my feet are too small there as well. We met up with Michael's good friend Matt who has lived there for a while, as well as his other friend from his fencing academy (also Matt) to help him celebrate his 40th BDay, in a rummery. Sorry Notre Dame, you have the most iconic gargoyle, but the cathedral in Milan has your gargoyles way out numbered. Versaille.... I can see where all the money went. You see the palace, then an extra fee not on the museum pass. The grounds are insanely big, and they rent golf carts if you want to use them. I also saw 2 of my favorite statues at the Louvre, 'Cupid's Kiss'--not exact name, and 'Winged Victory'. You are kept so far away from the Mona Lisa, you care barely appreciate it, but you can take flash pictures of it--? The artworks are amazing, and so is the building itself. Of course, good food and wine.
Isis unfortunately lost weight whilst I was gone, and I could feel her weight loss with the 1st pet, despite her good cat sitter. She's acting OK, but definitely not her normal, or her normal activity level. I don't know if she's trying to scare me again, if she's mad I was gone, or just her kidney failure progression, or a combination of these things. It was a guess she had 1 year to live, last year this time. We're giving her fluids everyday now, something I thought I wouldn't do. We're going out of town for TDay, and I'm now wishing we weren't doing this. (too late, family plans and plane tickets bought) I've consulted with the vet, and apparently we're doing all the right things to keep her comfortable. Wednesday also had another bladder infection when I came home. Having geriatric cats is hard, and becoming expensive. I'm kind of a mess right now, and being very unproductive with my day off today. Thanx to Michael and friends for your support!