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From Nj to the Eiffel Tower!!

My daughter, Alaina, and my sister, Anita and I go to Paris, France for 1 week!!! The occasion,,, Alaina Graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in English, a major in Film and a minor in Screenwriting. Way to go Alaina!!! Now let's have some fun!!!
This Album is geo-tagged to the Eiffel Tower!!! Click on the little Globe.

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Bonjour!!!  My sister Anita and I prepare (from Anita's house) for the Philadelphia airport to meet Alaina (bad back and all '-) to start our Trip to Paris, France.
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Bonjour!!! My sister Anita and I pr…
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Philadelphia Airport.  This time Anita is coming with me on a trip!!!  Eddie takes the picture.
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Philadelphia Airport. This time Ani…
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Alaina arrives from Michigan and we take the same US Airways flight to Paris.
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Alaina arrives from Michigan and we …
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Say goodbye to Phila and Bonjour to Paris.
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Say goodbye to Phila and Bonjour to …
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Alaina and Anita board up with all lightweight carryons (no checked luggage!!!  Good girls!!!)
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Alaina and Anita board up with all l…
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We're off!!!  I can't sit so I may as well take pictures.  (I requested and got bulkhead seats so we had a space for me to lay on the floor cause I still can't sit long!!!)  Thanks US Airways and Lisa!!!
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We're off!!! I can't sit so I may a…
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Full House going to Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris.
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Full House going to Charles De Gaull…
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Hello Lisa!!!  Thankyou so much for helping me during the flight!!!
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Hello Lisa!!! Thankyou so much for …
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Is it too early to start drinking???
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Is it too early to start drinking???
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Cheers to all the folks back home.
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Cheers to all the folks back home.
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Box Dinner and Red Wine.  Not bad!!!
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Box Dinner and Red Wine. Not bad!!!
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We are on our way to Paris and all very excited!!!
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We are on our way to Paris and all v…
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Alaina in the Charles De Gaulle airport tunnel.  It's like a Sci-fi tube.
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Alaina in the Charles De Gaulle airp…
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Anita's first steps in Paris, Alaina's third and my fourth.  Still very exciting!!!
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Anita's first steps in Paris, Alaina…
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We made it.
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We made it.
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Taxi ride to Hotel Saint Dominique near the Rue Cler neighborhood and the Eiffel Tower.  Lots of traffic jams just like Philadelphia!!!
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Taxi ride to Hotel Saint Dominique n…
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Paris, France.
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Paris, France.
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Yim, our Cambodian Taxi Driver.  Came to Paris in 1979 after the Pol Pot regime.  Yim shared with us about his history and wonderfull family.  He is very proud!!! Thanks Yim...
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Yim, our Cambodian Taxi Driver. Cam…
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Our first Paris Site from the Taxi ---> Le Arc De Triomphe (bad shot)
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Our first Paris Site from the Taxi -…
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Our second Paris site from the Taxi ---> Guess (another bad shot)  better ones later.
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Our second Paris site from the Taxi …
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Anita and Alaina in front of our Hotel (Saint Dominique)  See what's behind them!!!
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Anita and Alaina in front of our Hot…
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Greetings from Paris!!!
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Greetings from Paris!!!
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Our Hotel was once a convent!!!
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Our Hotel was once a convent!!!
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Local Dinner.  At least it's fresh!!!
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Local Dinner. At least it's fresh!!…
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This guy picked this side of meat up like it was a pillow.
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This guy picked this side of meat up…
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First stop while our room is getting ready,,,  Just up the street Saint Dominique to the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower.
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First stop while our room is getting…
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Anita's first time here!!!
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Anita's first time here!!!
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This is my fourth time here and Alaina's 2nd.
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This is my fourth time here and Alai…
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Eiffel tower study.
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Eiffel tower study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Anita and I and the Eiffel Tower.  Alaina laid on ther back to get this one just missing poodle poop!!!
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Anita and I and the Eiffel Tower. A…
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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The North Leg of the Tower has the fastest elevator.  This is a view from the top.  In the distance is the Sacre' Coeur.
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The North Leg of the Tower has the f…
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View of the Seine River from atop the Eiffel Tower.
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View of the Seine River from atop th…
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Anita is taking lots of pictures as well!!!
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Anita is taking lots of pictures as …
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Happy Anita!!!  So good to see that!!!
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Happy Anita!!! So good to see that!…
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Alaina and her Canon movie camera and Anita and her Canon S50!!!
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Alaina and her Canon movie camera an…
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Geeeeeeee,,,  this is wonderfull!!!  Feels like the top of the world!!!
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Geeeeeeee,,, this is wonderfull!!! …
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Eiffel Tower Study from thhe top.
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Eiffel Tower Study from thhe top.
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Eiffel Tower Study from the top.
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Eiffel Tower Study from the top.
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Surprise!!!
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Surprise!!!
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Having a Great Time!!!  Thanks Alaina and Anita and Erin for making this all possible!!!
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Having a Great Time!!! Thanks Alain…
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View of the Trocadero.
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View of the Trocadero.
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Paris View from atop the Eiffel Tower.
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Arc de Triomphe top right!!!
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Arc de Triomphe top right!!!
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Arc de Triomphe as seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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Arc de Triomphe as seen from the top…
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Paris View from the top of the Eiffel Tower.  Glass building = Grand Palais.
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Paris View from the top of the Eiffe…
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Paris View from the top of the Eiffel Tower.  Champ de Mars.
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Paris View from the top of the Eiffe…
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Paris View from the top of the Eiffel Tower.  Looking West on the Seine River.
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Paris View from the top of the Eiffe…
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Rivets of the Eiffel Tower and gray-brown odd color paint.
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Rivets of the Eiffel Tower and gray-…
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My Eiffel Tower Erotic Rivet Shot.
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My Eiffel Tower Erotic Rivet Shot.
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Gold topped dome building is Napoleon's Tomb and army Museum to the left.
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Gold topped dome building is Napoleo…
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I waited a long time for this!!!  It was worth the wait!!!  Anita, Alaina and I atop the Eiffel Tower together!!!
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I waited a long time for this!!! It…
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Lightening Rods of the Eiffel Tower.
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Lightening Rods of the Eiffel Tower.
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Lightening Rods of the Eiffel Tower.
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Lightening Rods of the Eiffel Tower.
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Lightening Rods of the Eiffel Tower.
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Lightening Rods of the Eiffel Tower.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dit fromage!!!
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Smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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Eiffel Tower Study.
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What a great start of a great week to come!!!
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What a great start of a great week t…
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Time to gather up some picnic food on Rue Cler and take back to our hotel.
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Time to gather up some picnic food o…
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Champ de Mars (the park at the base of the Eiffel Tower)
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Champ de Mars (the park at the base …
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Last Look... for now...
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Last Look... for now...
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On Rue Cler,,,  here is Hotel La Serre where Alaina and I had stayed once before on a previous trip to Paris.  (And I stayed there on another trip with my son Gary Jr.)
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On Rue Cler,,, here is Hotel La Ser…
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Point up Alaina!!!  See the sign!!!  Ta-daaaaaaaaa...
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Point up Alaina!!! See the sign!!! …
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Checked into our hotel, explored the Eiffel Tower, now it's time to shower/eat/nap (in that order)!!!
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Checked into our hotel, explored the…
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Our first meal in Paris is a picnic in our room complete with red wine at $1.75 EU per bottle (about $2.25 USD)  We bought two,,,  this one is Merlot and it was quite good!!!
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Bon Appetite...  The picnic spread in our room!!!  Bagets, tomatoes, different kinds of cheese, salt/pepper, yogurt, water and wine.
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Bon Appetite... The picnic spread i…
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Voila!!!
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Voila!!!
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Thanks Alaina for getting it all ready!!!
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Thanks Alaina for getting it all rea…
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Salut!!!
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Salut!!!
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Nap-time and an afternoon-cap.  (Anita has my lexon plastic travel wine glass / the stem unscrews - reverses and then fits into the cup part for travel)
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Nap-time and an afternoon-cap. (Ani…
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Someone is happy!!!  That's Great!!!  Sweet Dreams!!!
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Someone is happy!!! That's Great!!!…
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Still Day 1  /  After a 1.5 hour rest we are up and ready to start our evening!!!  Stay tuned for the continuation.  Eiffel Tower by night.  A' Bientot...  Gary
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Still Day 1 / After a 1.5 hour res…
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