"VT-meeting: September 8. Early Comers" Paris Travelogue by pieter_jan_v
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This was the first of a series of Paris meetings with a history. Original the meetings were set up at some unique Paris locations, but unfortunally cancelled. Nonetheless Ann and Howard had Paris on their list, so alternative meetings were set.
First Ed kicked in, who just wanted to have a beer with whoever was around. Beer is very popular in our ranks, so his pub invations soon became so attractive, that some bars /restaurants could not fit the would be attendees.
Then Paul organised a couple of picnics and walks.
Steve called for a dinner, but once again the selected restaurant had limited seating, so soon there were more applications than could be honoured.
At least Francesca organised her first meeting for the early birds.
And let's not forget Gilly who somehow glued it all together and brought all the VT-goodies!
The following members showed up at one of more of the meetings:
alyf1961; Alyson from Leeds
AussieBarney, Barney - The V.T. Mascot from Australia
aussirose, Ann & Howard from Perth
Belsaita; Isa from Barcelona
Bernd_L; Bernd from
bijo69; Birgit from Berlin
BorneoGrrl; Valerie from Malaysia
brooklyned; Ed from Brooklyn
cnango; Nancy & Jeff from San Clemente
Dabs;+ Kristi & David from Chicago
davesut; David from Manchester
dila; Diana from Amsterdam
EuroBarney; Barney - The V.T. Mascot from Europe
ForestqueenNYC; Francesca from Paris
GenXVoice; Kiki & ? from Lakeland
Gillybob; Gillian from Manchester
jacquesrenaud; Jacques from Paris
Kaspian; Ed + ? from North Bay
KShezz; Kirsty + ? from Tongeren
longsanborn; Helena from Vienna
Marl67; Marlies from Hoogstraten
MATIM Ilse from Gilze
Nemorino; Don from Frankfurt am Main
Penelope4; Penelope from Vienna
pfsmalo; Paul & Catherine from La Gouesnière
pieter_jan_v, Pieter Jan & Swanèt from Hengelo
Slapshot1; Greg & Lilly from Glendora
stevemt Steve from Brisbane
suvanki; Sue from Sheffield
toonsarah - Sarah from Ealing
VonDutch; Maaike from Gilze
yumyum; Sonja from Zürich
ZenithX; Grace from Melbourne
Swanèt and I started with the early bird meeting at Les Jardins du Luxembourg.
We found Francesca en Steve at the terras of Le Pavillon de la Fontaine.
We joint them with a glass of white wine.
A bit later Isa joined the group.
As it was rather chilly that day (so much for the promised warm afternoon sun), Francesca went home to get a jacket and the rest started to move, before our legs were froozen.
Funny how fallen chestnuts sometimes spontaneous form a readable text :)
Swanèt is amongst many things, a specialist on Statues of Liberty.
So, we set out to find one SoL amongst the 80 other statues in the park.
Even locals, who played tennis for 20 years in the park, did not know that the statue was so close to their playground.
Another mission accomplished!
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