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Tour de France

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The streets are closed and there are barriers, vendors, decorations, and security everywhere. We thought we'd head down to the bandstands before the big crowd arrives. Our favorite restaurant will be closed so I guess we'll walk over to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. It's going to be a busy day......I can't even imagine the crowds. I'm up for it!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 7/25/2011 9:53PM

    This is so exciting!

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WONDERBUG381 7/24/2011 10:37PM

    Have a great time. Sounds so exciting

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/24/2011 10:21PM

    Fun, fun, fun!

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SPARKBJ 7/24/2011 10:16PM

    It doesn't get any better than this for a biker girl!

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DRB13_1 7/24/2011 7:57PM

    how exciting to actually BE there! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/24/2011 7:25PM

    How thrilling! Enjoy this unique experience. emoticon

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JOURNEYTO60 7/24/2011 6:49PM

    How exciting! emoticon

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SAMI199 7/24/2011 6:06PM

    Incredible-enjoy every second!!! emoticon

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STRONGERLEANER 7/24/2011 1:07PM

    What a great experience!
Hope you get a good view!

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LARIESHA 7/24/2011 12:45PM

    Sounds like you are having a lot of fun! Enjoy your time them.

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/24/2011 11:20AM

    What fun! I can't imagine the thrill it must be!

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CHUBRUB3 7/24/2011 10:36AM

    Wow! Have a great time! So motivational and inspiring.
Hugs,
Angela
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WHOWANTSOLLIE 7/24/2011 9:06AM

    Talk about motivation! It's amazing to watch elite athletes do their thing. Soak it in!

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W5VEOTX 7/24/2011 6:48AM

    W H O W ! How nice.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/24/2011 3:32AM

    Enjoy lunch and seeing the race.

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Last full day is Paris

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I'ts our last day here and we will hit the pavement running. Speaking of running/biking, the Tour de France ends tomorrow, possibly right in front of our hotel. The street will be blocked at 10 and will not reopen until 5ish. They have been building grandstands, putting up barriers, and hanging festive plans all week. I'll wave to you as the bikers pass; I'm sure there will be media everywhere.

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CYCLINGSANDY 7/28/2011 2:47AM

    Oh my, you were actually a four hour drive from my house here.
I hope you had a great time and safe travels home.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/24/2011 2:00AM

    How exciting. I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip. Have a safe trip home.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/23/2011 7:43PM

    Enjoy yourself & have a safe trip home.

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SPARKBJ 7/23/2011 4:51PM

    The best! Have fun!

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KIMBIES1124 7/23/2011 11:06AM

    Wow! I would love to be in Paris to see the finish of the Tour De France!! I love Paris to begin with, but couple the two and I would be in heaven.

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/23/2011 10:52AM

    That is so emoticon! For years, I watched the tour like a hawk! This year I wasn't even aware it was happening! Enjoy the excitement! Have a safe trip home!

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SAMI199 7/23/2011 10:17AM

    emoticon Have Fun!!!! emoticon

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W5VEOTX 7/23/2011 9:34AM

    How neat ! What serious biker wouldn't like to be there.

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Paris

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We did tons of walking and stairs yesterday. Today we are going to the Louve (I don't know how to spell anything in French and I'm down in the business center). We will probably be there most of the day and take in the sites we see along the way back to the hotel. Last night we did not get back until 1 so today will be an "easier" day.

  
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CANDOK1260 7/22/2011 12:00PM

    have a great trip

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/22/2011 1:18AM

    You can always count on Roxell to be accurate with her facts! I'm living vicariously through you as well! No pressure, except to have fun and be active. I hope you're getting great shots of the architecture! Love it!

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RUFFIT 7/21/2011 9:07PM

    Have fun!! Moni emoticon emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/21/2011 8:43PM

    I'm so living through you right now. The Lourve is one of my dream places to go, I know it's lots of walking all over. Sounds like you're enjoying yourself.

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SAMI199 7/21/2011 6:30PM

    Good for You-the stairs-there are alot of them-lol. Enjoy!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/21/2011 4:23PM

    Thanks for remembering us with little blogs, I am enjoying them on my elliptical.

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SPARKBJ 7/21/2011 2:28PM

    Eiffel Tower - stairs or lift? Platform - 2nd or third? Caution - having that much fun can be exhausting!

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CHUBRUB3 7/21/2011 11:40AM

    Oh I would love to be going to the Museum with you today to see the Mona Lisa. I love art and painting. I think I will think of you in Paris while I paint today.
Hugs!
Angela

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LARIESHA 7/21/2011 11:21AM

    Awesome! Have a great time!

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SHECHAM 7/21/2011 8:09AM

    Wow! Enjoy!!!

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 7/21/2011 4:25AM

    I am so happy for you! Enjoying a vacation and burning all those calories walking... great! Enjoy the Louvre. (I looked it up for you ;)

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Paris

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Paris is cool and drizzley but that has not stopped us. We are staying on a main drag with lots of old buildings, people, and atmosphere. We have walked until the soles of our shoes have melted so have taken up the Metro. I have found an endless supply of juice and fruit in the Fitness Center but am still craving an old fashioned American Salad.

Here's hubby with our umbrellas; we are headed to Notre Dame (not sure if that is how you spell it). Take care!

  
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MMRB7111 7/23/2011 7:06AM

    I am so glad you are having such a wonderful vacation. Have you taken lots of pictures.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/21/2011 4:21PM

    This is so cool for you, Paris & your 24!

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STRONGERLEANER 7/20/2011 11:42PM

    Sounds like you're having a lovely time!
Thanks for sharing!

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JUSTBIRDY 7/20/2011 8:45PM

    sounds great. Can you bring me back a souvenir ?

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SAMI199 7/20/2011 6:14PM

    I love paris & Notre Dame was an experience all by it's self-it gave me goosebumps...just the thouhgt of all the people who had worshipped there for centuries.Are you indulging in the Pasties-they are so delicious & you just can't find them over here.Have fun!!!

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SPARKBJ 7/20/2011 6:09PM

    Livin the life! Did you go to Ste. Chapelle also? Near Notre Dame and we loved it , 2. What's on 2 morrow's itin? Wish I was there, 2!

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LBEEKMA 7/20/2011 4:10PM

    Sounds wonderful! (with built in cardio) :]

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/20/2011 12:40PM

    I'm glad you are enjoying yourself. Have you've given in to the wonderful pastries they have there? Enjoy the sites.

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CHUBRUB3 7/20/2011 12:31PM

    emoticon HAVE FUN!!
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Angela


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CANDOK1260 7/20/2011 10:14AM

    sounds like a great vacation

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 7/20/2011 9:45AM

  Enjoy Notre Dame! It's beautiful :)

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See you in a week!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I got a last minute opportunity to go to Paris and I'm taking it! I got my plane ticket on Friday and we off go, today. The family is not going this time so I get to see whatever I want. My travel buddy has been to Paris on business many times, so we will know the best places to visit. I plan on watching what I eat and will be walking everywhere. I'm so excited that I can't stand it. See you in a week.................I hope that you have a good one!



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JUSTBIRDY 7/20/2011 8:43PM

    what a jet-setter!

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EGRAMMY 7/19/2011 5:36PM

    So happy for you. Have a great, great time. emoticon

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    How fun! Have emoticon time

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SPARKBJ 7/19/2011 2:19AM

    The world's most beautiful city! Enjoy!

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SCOUTHARPS 7/19/2011 12:28AM

  Go you! Enjoy a pastry or two--I understand that you walk alot over there, so you should be guilt free! See you when you get bak!

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STRONGERLEANER 7/18/2011 11:06PM

    Congratulations on an exciting trip! Hope you have an incredible time!

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SAMI199 7/18/2011 11:04PM

    Have a great time!Take lots of pictures...

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SHECHAM 7/18/2011 9:53PM

    Have a wonderful time!!! emoticon

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BEVPRESLEY 7/18/2011 8:20PM

    Awesome! How long will you be there? Hope you get to see the finish of the Tour de France.

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SHAKENMA 7/18/2011 7:06PM

    Wow! Enjoy yourself and take pictures to show us!

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LARIESHA 7/18/2011 2:18PM

    So lucky! Have a great time and be safe!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/18/2011 12:51PM

    I'm so jealous. Paris is my most favorite place in the world! Too bad I can't fit in your suitcase. Have tons of fun!

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 7/18/2011 11:57AM

  Have an amazing trip! What an opportunity :)

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CHUBRUB3 7/18/2011 9:57AM

    Wow! Fantastic!
Have an awesome time. Paris will be beautiful.
Hugs,
Angela
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