I today was our last day in Paris. It is hard to believe that this wonderfulEuropean trip is rapidly coming to an end. So many cities and it seems that we have had plenty of time yet this is proving to be the fastest month of my life. Tomorrow we move on to Madrid and that will be the end of the European trip.
i have mixed feelings about leaving Europe as it has been such a wonderful place and I already yearn to return and see more at sometime in the future. Tomorrow we move to Madrid and then within a few days we will be in United States for the second leg.
Today was a wonderful day visiting the Palace of Versailles.
It is hard to imagine how anybody could live in such grandeur. I believe it is easy to understand how the poor and downtrodden might feel resentful of such lavish expenditure. However, what seems to be absent in all of the tours which we're on is to gain a full understanding of how it is that the people could rise
up and murdered their king.
There's no doubt about it that the Palace of Versailles is one of the great places in the world. We certainly enjoyed wandering through the beautiful gardens and beautiful rooms in the palace.
I could not help trying to imagine what it must be like being the king living there with the crowds pouring through the gates and the doors as part of one of the great rebellions.