After two fun filled days in Paris, we sadly had to say goodbye. We ate tons of great French food (I especially liked the duck), visited the Orsay Museum which houses many of the great impressionist works, toured the Montmarte area (known as the artist quarter), and walked until our feet hurt. Paris is definitely one city Shelly and I plan on retuning to.
Van Gogh self portrait
This morning we took the TGV train about 600 miles south of Paris to the town of Nice and are slowly making our way to Venice to see our friends Tim and Sondra. After being here for a few hours we can immediately see that this is a town for the rich and famous… in the Summer. Designer shops, large Casinos, and grand hotels line the streets, but everybody’s gone until the weather warms up. It’s also a short taxi ride to Monaco so maybe we’ll get a wild hair tonight and cruise over to the Monte Carlo. I need to find a way to finance the Europe portion of our trip given the very weak dollar
Tomorow we’re off again and our next stop is Milan. One last thing, we got some great news today. Our friends Josh and Shelly Freeman are joining us in Japan! We can’t wait to see them and tour Tokyo together.