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Here is an update below from Paris....
After concluding our Day 1 activities with the spectacular nightly lightshow put on by the Eiffel Tower from our vantage point our very travel weary crew headed back to the hotel for an eagarly anticipated good nights sleep.
Day 2 dawned with promising blue skies and even the appearance of the sun (albeit briefly) our crew headed out via the Metro to engross ourselves further with the sights and sounds of Paris. First stop today was Notre Damme where the stone and stained glass window work was met by all with universal amazement. From there we moved onto the world famous Louve for a brief visit hoping to catch up with the grand old lady (i.e. Mona Lisa). Armed with maps and a strategically planned course by Bess 'The General' Bencharongkul the Mona Lisa was easily tracked down in her fireproof, bombproof and bullet proof cabinet. Also eagarly anticipated were the Egyption artifacts and Italian impressionism paintings. Many were also very impressed by the paintings on the domed rooves of many of the exhibition rooms, however in most cases these proved in credibly difficult to photograph. Special mention must go to Jessie 'Flatout' Lucas for her ingenuity in deciding that the best way to capture this was on camera was by lying on the floor on her back in the middle of the room whilst others walked around her.
From the Louve we headed to the biggest department stpore in Paris (which is an upmarket Myers store spread over three city blocks) for a touch of souvenier shooping.
From there it was a short trip back to the Champs Ellyses for dinner. A portion of the group decided to taste test the most traditional of French cuisine that of frogs legs and snails. Our resident culinary expert readily declared that it is true that frogs legs due taste like chicken and the only discernable taste of the snails was the mountainous coverage of garlic sauce that accompanied them.
Tommorrow we head out to finish the remaining elements of our Paris adventure before moving onto our first match of the tour...