I just realized Tom actually mentioned his wife in this thread. I have never ever seen him do that before.
i love your vacation.
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Thank you for the report and the pictures. You've definitely convinced me that the one night I spent in Paris wasn't enough. I'm jealous of everything except the luggage troubles and sorry you missed the Uffizzi. Have you been there before?
As much as I want to see some of the other places you mentioned, at this point I want to get back to Florence more than anything. That is what I'm shooting for next Summer.
What did you eat Tom?
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
Hey Tom. Welcome back. So hey, did they seem to make a big deal over the new Harry Potter book over there? Or are they sick of the whole thing already? I am wondering if this is purely an American phenomenon at this point. Thanks.
in London they have Potter fever as bad if not worse than here. lots of the buses had ads for the movie. the book was everywhere. Interestinly the cover art in europe is different than in the US, Harry looks more macho and less of a wimp over there.
in Paris at the airport a German girl saw my older daughter reading book 7 and approached her and they started talking about all things Potter. the girl said she couldn't wait til book 7 came out in German translation.
and I saw the book for sale -- in English -- all over Italy.
so yeah I think it's pretty popular there.
I missed Tom very much. I am not ashamed to say that. Also, I wish Jack and York would post more too. We are sorely lacking in dynamic, relevant political/sociological discussions lately.
I did not go to the Musee d'Orsay. Three times in Paris now, all three times intending to go, and I've not made it. We were going to go our last day, this past trip, and in fact had gotten within a block of it when we decided to have lunch and watch the end of the Tour de France instead.
I will admit now to a bit of heresy, though: other than Van Gogh, I'm not big on impressionism. Cezanne, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas.. meh. Dunno why, well yes I guess I do, but I much prefer stuff that came before or after.
hope you had a good time Tom. your pictures seem to hint that you have a pretty awesome camera and a good eye for pictures.
didnt read this entire thread so sorry if im asking what was already asked but, did you go to or have you ever been to ireland?
as noted in the original post, Bag #1 showed up the day after we got home. Aug 6.
Bag #2 (mine) showed up later that same week, Aug 10. All they did was call me and say "we have your bag, where should it be delivered".
Bag #3 (older daughter's) showed up the following week, on Aug 15.
and I just now got a call from baggage handling at Charles de Gaulle in Paris, saying they have Bag #4 (younger daughter's) and will send it over tonight.
meanwhile I have filed a claim with US Air for over $2000 in expenses incurred because of the lost bags (not the bags themselves). We'll see how that goes. They did send us some travel vouchers, give them that.
I read this article in last weekend's Sunday Times and thought of your situation.
Yeah, that article certainly rings true for me.
also, marookoo, I have never been to Ireland, but it is 'on the list'.
My camera is nothing fancy, it's just this:
i think we're gonna try to go to ireland in 08'. then im going with my dad to ecuador in 09'. we're, talking about it but it depends on whether or not we move. might be 09' and 10' respectively if we move.
Nice pics and story Tom - I hope you enjoyed London.
Harry Potter is huge here yeah.
It's funny you call Primark "crappy"; check this out: http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2050989,00.html
I lost my bags when I flew to LA a couple of years ago, cause of a tight connection in Atlanta. Luckily I only had to wait 48 hours to have them delivered to me, but it still sucked not having my own clothes or toiletries for two days.
"The first time I heard the new single off the Bravery album, I actually cried, and I do not even remember the name of that damn song. It reminded me of this girl I am in love with." - kroqken
According to an eerily specific marketing analysis of people that have my last name I would shop at Sainsburys. Though that's just a grocery store.