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"Paris VT Meet Sept. 2011. (3)" Top 5 Page for this destination Paris Travelogue by pfsmalo

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And on to lunchtime Saturday, where Ed had organised the meet on the Champ de Mars close to the Eiffel Tower.It turned out a superb day the sun shone brightly and warmly into the evening. Much merrymaking and banter was heard between members as wine was sipped, beer was quaffed and much water (for once) was seen helping to ward off the effects of the suns rays, although we had found a nice shady spot, not too far either from the W.C......
Most of the usual suspects were there with a few latecomers, Svetlana(parisforless), Laura(laura_mexico), Valerie(borneogrrl), Helena(longsanborn) and notably Dave(davesut) who mumbled a (perhaps) greeting and promptly crashed out on the grass. Nobody seems to know whether this was due to jet-lag or over-imbibing. I must admit he did rally enough to be on the group photos at the end of lunch.

This was Dave's position for much of the afternoon, although he did show his flag so no-one kicked him out of the gathering.

On this shot we can see from left to right :
(background) Gillian, Alyson, Dave, Diana, David,Kirsty, Steve, Bernd, Ann, Marlies, Howard hidden by Svetlana, Catherine, Maaike, Francesca and friend Penny.
(standing) Ilse and Don.
(seated front) Helena and Valerie.

Just to prove to husbands, wives and police officers that we were really where we said we were, group shot with Mr. Eiffels toy in the background.
Diana, Don, Laura, Sonja, An, Kristi, Maaike, Alyson, Ilse, Dave, Marlies, David, Catherine with Kristys hair behind, Helena, Bernd, Valerie, Ed, Svetlana, Gillian, Steve, Sue and Penelope.

This one catches Kirsty peeping over Ilse's shoulder.

And this one with Howard showing us that even at his age he can still bend his knees. Anne showing the pics of VA's Hansi and Lori plus Dorrise and hubby.

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