After spending a brief day in Paris, culminating in an evening visit to the Notre Dame for a short but touching service, the girls and I boarded a train heading south. I wasn’t too upset at the duration of my stay in Paris since I knew that within a month I would be returning there for a more complete visit. Overnight, I was more than happy to catch up on some desperately needed sleep. ...
The Grand Tour
Dear friends, Welcome to my travel journal for Summer 2009. Purely by chance, I will be following a traditional path taken by educated English youths in the 18th century. I’ve named my journal accordingly. The first ten days of traveling will take us briefly through Paris, to the south of France and into northern Italy. Then my travel companions and I will disperse in opposite directions....