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Day Three France/Belgium c. April/March 2011

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So, I'm determined to get past day two. I've tried twice now, and I think this will be the push to finish this flight/train/walk/metro/bus/taxi down memory lane. We left out on day three, took the subway and headed to the Pantheon. I was excited to see the French Pantheon (as you usually only hear of the one in Rome, Italy). According to the sign, they were preparing for a visitor and had closed it off to tourists. This area seemed to have quite a bit of action around it as there was a couple of schools and kids with parents...

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Empty Cases and The Day After (Valentine's Day).

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  We were wiped out of all but 4 salted caramels (including our back stock of truffles, etc.) and ended out the day with what you see in the photos above. Amazing Valentine's Day turnout. Simply amazed. Thanks to everyone who bought their loved ones presents from our shop. You are supporting local business and making our hopes of making this shop happen... well... happen! Sorry to anyone visiting on the day after, but as you can see, we're opening at 1pm. Thanks to Chatter and Channel 12 for all of the coverage!

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Just in time for Valentime's Day! (Yep, it's that time again... Valentime's).

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France/Belgium c.2011: Day Two

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  JAMBON & FROMAGE! We sat on the steps of the Église de la Madeleine (St. Mary Magdalene Church) and ate jambon and fromage (ham and cheese) sandwiches purchased from the shop seen above. The shop was blocks from our hotel room and the smell of freshly baked bread was irresistible. We walked past Fauchon and noticed their decorated cakes in the window. There was SO much hot pink involved with this store. We didn't sample anything as it was located in a tourist-y area and was very busy. We did, however, find Ladurée (which does not take kindly to...

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Our Trip to France/Belgium Revisited - In Pictures: Day One.

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This was our first view of one of the Eiffel Tower, well not THE Eiffel Tower, but something akin to it. We landed in Paris, France after our flight from Atlanta and we wandered around the airport (too aware of the camo-wearing/assault rifle toting security guys around) and finally found the only pay-to-use wi-fi connection. Luckily, after a bit of frustration, we found a tourist friendly concierge-type hole-in-the-wall that helped us locate a hotel and train & museum passes. Our conclusion: wi-fi in Paris is not good at all.  After making it to the hotel and settling in, we crashed...

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