Category 2012 London / Paris

Return to San Diego

In summarizing this trip I can say it was truly all I expected and more. London and Paris didn’t disappoint and I had a very high bar for Paris. Most impressive is their transportation systems and how you can get…

London- British Museum

Woke up to a raining day in London. So far practically everyday has been near perfect weather wise this trip. Got on the bus at Paddington Station and headed to the British Museum. It seemed as though everyone else in…

London – Greenwich

Got up this morning and headed to Westminster docks on the Thames. Caught a boat to ride up the river to Greenwich. As in Paris taking a ride in the river gives you a different perspective of the town. Saw…

Paris to London

Said goodbye to Paris early and onto the 9:13am Eurostar to London. It is amazing how quick and quite the Eurostar is. It seems like you just got on board and your in London. Arrived in London 10:30 am and…

Paris / Versailles / Eiffel Tower

Had another free continental breakfast at the Marriott. As with all the french restaurants breakfast includes croissants, baguettes, assorted pastries, lunch meats, cheeses, assorted fruits, grain cereals, salad, juices & coffee. I especially like the croissants with chocolate in them.…

Paris / Montmartre

Had to change rooms at the Marriott because the 1st room was on an alley and people were not talking but, yelling at 5:00 in the morning. After breakfast onto the Metro to Pere Lachaise cemetery where celebrities are buried.…

Deauville / Caen

Left Honfleur this morning and drove to Deauville along the Channel coast. Deauville is a larger town with casinos, condos, race track and large beach. Walk through the downtown area and had breakfast at an outdoor cafe. Very cute town…

D-Day Beaches

Depart after breakfast from Honfleur for Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery at Coleville-sur-mer. The drive was only 30 minutes and the roads were all easy to drive. The cemetery has a small museum at the entrance which is very…

London to Normandy

Got up at 5:00 am and left London St. Pancras station on the 7:55 am Eurostar to Paris and arrived 12:15 pm Paris time the long line for taxis and traffic got us to the St. Lazare station with just…