Hoo-raw, hoo-ray, I escaped it! I am back in Paris now, but on a stopover from Germany, on my way home to arrive Sunday. Touching down in Seattle soon after Mass ends.
A busy time in Saarbrücken, a city that not even the Germans attending had seen before. It may be in the industrial Ruhr valley, but what I saw was very pleasant with some very old and well-maintained churches and other buildings. Culture, what little I saw, seemed a pleasant mix of German and French; not the same but it reminded me a lot of southern Germany (Bavaria and Schwabia -- I love what I have seen of the latter).
Tonight (it's drawing to midnight) I am in a budget hotel in downtown Paris, close to the Opera. "Budget" in Paris means $150/night -- not quite up to the level of the $40/night Motel 6 in Kingman AZ I visited in January, but it's a very long walk from that Motel 6 to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc d'Triomphe, Notre Dame and everything else in Paris.
Unlike the Motel 6 there's no A/C here, so the windows are open despite street (party) noise -- on a Friday night. But it's not so bad; our hotel in Cairo was worse with the windows closed!
Nice to hear you’re still in the State of Survival, and best wishes for your flights back to the State of Moss, Mold and Mildew.
Anoreth wonders if anyone in your church would like to buy her truck. (She’d cut the price as a Gesture, I’m sure.) I’ll FReepmail you the details on it later.
I just love your descriptions of places and people Sion!
Happy travels, get home safe!