Paris, the third day of our journey
We drove to the town of Giverny to see the home of the artist, Monet. From there we stopped at Versailles on the way back to Paris.
STOP complaining about your $4 gasoline. Over here it is $10 a gallon. We rented a very small car from Hertz, but we still spent a small fortune on fuel. It beats me. We are all paying the same for a barrel of crude oil and refining cost must be the same everywhere. So the difference must be the tax on the fuel.
The gardens around Monet's home
As we know, Monet was big on painting water lilies. There is a small pond on the property where they are grown.
Lunch at a restaurant near Monet's home.
The palace at Versailles. They have recently restored the gold plating on the fence at the palace entrance.
The front of the palace.
This is looking to the right of the photo above. I could not get the whole palace in one photo
From the front of the palace looking outward towards the gardens
In the center section of the palace on the second floor is the Hall of Mirrors.
The Eiffel Tower
The Arch of Triumph
Cynthia (far left) in the cafe where we had dinner
I told you I was on a diet. No cake or other high calorie stuff for me.
Cynthia's Pasta and clams.
Why 2 cell phone? My USA Palm phone on the right, and my French
phone on the left.
Dinner is over and can you believe that it is this light at 9:30 at night? The sun sets very late
Below is another day
I think we are going to be going off the diet tonight.
Cynthia eating snails for her first course
Walter is OFF the diet. This is ''Free Range'' chicken and it was fantastic