Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Voila! Back in town
We came back from our trip several days ago but I caught a bad cold which developed on the flight back home. Since then I have been staying in bed with a miserable head cold, sore throat, teary eyes and am today just starting to feel better. My head is not clear enough though to write a decent post so I’ll just refer to my post of October 30, Across the Seas to tell you which cities were on the postcards shown in it. Some of you guessed quite well.
All in all we had very good weather. We flew to Paris and took a train to go 27 kms south to stay with my cousins for a couple of days. We went back to Paris and stayed there two more days. We then took a fast train to Marseille and boarded the ship which stopped in the cities shown on the postcards above. When we came back from Marseille we stayed with my cousins again then finished the trip with two more days in Paris. By coincidence we were in Paris on 11 November and that morning could hear the music from our hotel window announcing the start of the celebration for Armistice Day (which is the holiday commemorating the end of World War I.) We walked up the two blocks to the Arc de Triomphe plaza where this was taking place and could see both the French and German flags flying side by side in the wind. In a future post I’ll show the photos taken during this historical event – it was the first time Germany was invited to participate in this celebration.
Back at home we were surprised to see that our azalea bush in front of our kitchen window, which never bloomed in the Fall before, had two small flowers waiting for us. I’ll post them here to thank all my blogging friends who came and visited my blog while I was away.