Tuesday, September 27, 2005

European vacation

We finally made it to Rome. Kind of tired and stinky at this point, but it is better to start things at the beginning.

We flew DC to Paris via London. If you ever fly BritishAir, it is worth the upgrade to traveller plus. More leg room, better food, cool little gift packs and free booze when compared with regular coach class. Flight was fine, but things got annoying when we had to sit on the tarmac in London for over an hour because there were no open gates. After a short wait there, we headed to Paris. Forget Paris in Spring. Paris in Fall is where it's at. Sunny, cool and gorgeous. We wandered around to the Eiffel tower and Notre Dame. Took in the sights on Ile St. Louis. Our first Parisian dinner was Chinese food...go figure. Excellent pastry for breakfast. Last night, we caught a night train to Rome. Somehow, in a locked room that was always occupied, my daypack was stolen. Fortunately, nothing exceptionally valuable was in there. My most important items in the bag were my brand new rain coat and my camera. The camera, while unfortunate, is not a total loss. Everyone knows how clumsy I am. Earlier in the day, I had been keeping my camera in my pants pocket for easy access. On the way to the train, I managed to trip and fall on nothing...landing on my camera side. I shattered the LCD, but the camera appeared to still be functional. Sadly, the disc with all my Paris pics was still in the camera. Oh well...C still has his camera. I'll just have to borrow it a lot.

Currently, we are waiting in the lobby of our hotel in Rome. As soon as the room is clean, we will be able to clean the stink off. Hope everyone is well. We'll try to do an update later. Ciao!

1 comment:

Bintzy-bum's better half said...

Dude! What *is* it about Chinese food in foreign countries?!

We had Chinese 3 out of 5 nights in Rome! It was right across the street from our hotel, and the only place anywhere near us that was open past 6 pm.