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What's coming up after Ireland? Not necessarily in this order - the bucket list 1. Costa Rica 2. Star Wars Celebration - Orlando 3. Danube River Back Roads trip 4. Walk the Kerry Way 5. Malta 6. Australia 7. Train across Canada 8. Storm watching - BC 9. Ori...

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Vernon and our bike ride to Giverny
Some bike touring companies offer rides from Vernon, France to Giverny - home of Monet and his famous garden. But we didn't want to be tied down to their schedules so we took the train to Vernon and rented some (really terrible) bikes and rode to Giverny - ...

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Beer break, le Phenix and dinner....
Ok, done with the cemetery - for a few minutes were were worried we wouldn't find out way out of this huge maze of a cemetery before it closed but we did. But with the anxiety and the last minute hurry to find those important graves, it was definitely time ...

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Bike Store, Pere LaChaise, shopping
Every day starts with breakfast. Took a couple of pictures of Jacque and Helene's apartment also First thing we did today was laundry! There was a nice little laundromat two doors down from our apartment in the same building so it was very convenient. By th...

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More wandering the Left Bank, d'Orsay Museum and Macarons...
Some very interesting windows and doorway as we left the restaurant - did not figure out what this building was.... Nearing the d'Orsay Museum, again there was a big row of bikes to rent - these are found everywhere around the city - you rent them for 90 mi...

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Wandering around - Saint Germain des Pres
At the end of this day we were so happy to realize that with all we had done, we still had half our trip left!! But no idea how fast those last five days would go. Somehow I missed pictures of breakfast - how did that happen? But we did a little wandering t...

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An Emotional Journey - Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery
We all wanted to see this, probably Kevin most of all but I didn't really anticipate the strong effect it would have. Omaha Beach is beautiful, a place you would love to go spend a day - and indeed I was tired and would have liked nothing more than to lie i...

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Bayeux in Normandy
There are a huge number of tours of the D-Day beaches and surrounding area - it was difficult to decide on the right blend of time to give to this, extent of history we wanted to hear, and number of sites to see. But finally I settled on one that left from ...

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Le Phenix et La Tour Eiffel
Not so many pictures today since the ones from this day are mysteriously missing from Bill's camera and we have just my iPhone shots. Another lovely breakfast - nothing like getting up and having breakfast all ready for you! Jacque and Helene's player piano...
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