Las Vegas to Zion

Well, an interesting start to the trip. While I basked and almost passed out from 104 degree heat in Las Vegas Gail was trying to get out of Milwaukee. Four and a half hours later she arrived. And off to Zion we go….to get away and social distance in a pandemic. Leaving the wildfire smoke in Washington, it followed me. A bit hazy and hot. To our dismay Springdale outside of Zion was crawling with tourists. Utah is basically not concerned about masks. We found a to go salad and hunkered down. Next day we found no parking in Zion and needed a shuttle to see the canyon so drove through and headed to Red Canyon and scenic Hwy 12 to Cedar Breaks National Park. Elevation 10,000 ft, and temp drop from 90 to 60.

Bienvenue en France

Joyce
Joyce says Hi!

So, we have many posts of our recent trip to France, half on a riverboat going down the Rhone, half in Paris. This blog presents all the posts in reverse order, showing our very last post first. To make things easier for you, choose one of these links, and click to “newer” posts at the end of each page.

Click here to start on the first day of our trip

This first post shows you a map of where we’ll be in France. To move forward in time, click the right-side link at the bottom of each post and you’ll see our trip as it happened.

Or, click here if you’d like to view our journey starting with Paris.

Either way, the left-side links take you one post backward in time and the right-side bring you one post into the present. Click the right link at the bottom if you’d like to read about our trip as we lived it.

Here’s an index of some of the places we visited:

And we wander and eat

Our goal before we leave Paris….a hamburger, a pizza, and falafel. And as many macarons as possible. Wine seems to go with everything.

Be on the lookout for the street art of Invader. Based on 8-bit pixels you will find the mosaic images on many buildings.

St Sulpice

On our way to pizza we found this place -Pizza Chic – with the most glamorous restroom. Fit for a queen. And the pizza is pretty good too.

Versailles

We finally made it..now stand in line for hours then walk through room after room of opulence and statues and busts. A palace fit for a king indeed.