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  1. David Henry
    July 25, 2022 @ 9:40 am

    This is actually the second time a Dane has won the Tour. The first was in 1996, however the title was relinquished in 2007 because of performance enhancing drugs. The title was reinstated a year later with an asterisk!

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    • lspalla
      July 25, 2022 @ 1:20 pm

      Thanks for the correction! Hope everyone sees it!

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  2. Monica & Marlyn
    July 25, 2022 @ 10:53 am

    Hurrah, Denmark! (My people.) We could enjoy the fun through your pictures, without the heat! Do some hydrating today.

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  3. Harriett Godwin
    July 25, 2022 @ 11:15 am

    Love the street scenes before the race. I have been able to follow in Alabama on the USA channel and it was fun to see the bikers come into the city. I also really liked the man and the black dog. What a fun day. Hoping for cooler temps.

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  4. Cindi
    July 25, 2022 @ 11:47 am

    What a fun filled day despite the high temperatures. I enjoyed your photos of all the crowds and surrounding points of interest. Take care and be easy until Sharon and John arrive.

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  5. Melanie Holloway
    July 25, 2022 @ 12:07 pm

    Thank you for all the great pictures. I have tried to post comments before but I must be doing something wrong. I will see if this one processes.
    There are some nice cafe chairs. They all seem to be new. I am sure they get weathered easily and have to be replaced.
    Glad you and Bernie are settled and are able to enjoy your time there.

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    • lspalla
      July 25, 2022 @ 1:16 pm

      So glad you are enjoying the blog. I’m sure my patio plants are dead from the heat!

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  6. Charles Gattis
    July 25, 2022 @ 12:34 pm

    Great day! Thanks for all the pictures and the perseverance in such hot weather.

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  7. Judy Gattis
    July 25, 2022 @ 1:39 pm

    Take it from one who ended up for an overnight Crestwood stay this month for dehydration- pace yourself and avoid the heat!!! WATER!!!! We would have never survived 3 hours in that heat. Wise to finish at apt. Great aerial shot.

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  8. Beth Thames
    July 25, 2022 @ 2:43 pm

    As always, I enjoy the photos and love this city!
    I’ve never been there in a heat wave, but you are adapting!

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  9. John Tyson
    July 25, 2022 @ 3:11 pm

    Bernie was right, Linda. Southern ladies don’t sweat, they glisten!!

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  10. Peggy B
    July 25, 2022 @ 3:27 pm

    What a great set of photos, with some wonderful chair pics. I was imagining the excitement as we waited for the riders to make their appearance. Is that the same restaurant we have been at with you in previous years?

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    • lspalla
      July 25, 2022 @ 4:41 pm

      Yes! We’ve stood on the front lines over the years at least 3 times. It’s just a little too much in 92 degree heat. We had a great afternoon and enjoyed the friends, though the more they drank, the louder they got and my ears were burning.

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  11. Pat
    July 25, 2022 @ 3:35 pm

    Looks like a great day at the races. Those guys are incredible. I agree that watching on TV is probably my way to watch the race. I believe you’ve watched live at least once in the past. I can see where hearing the cheers of the crowd roll down the street as the racers get closer could be exciting. From your Saturday post, I also enjoyed your comparisons and descriptions of your present and past neighborhoods. Last night, I saw a book review on a book named ‘Cabin Fever’. It was about the Holland America cruise ship that was caught at sea with many passengers sick with Covid. I believe some of your and Bernie’s friends or relatives were on that ship. Thank you for the entertainment.

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    • lspalla
      July 25, 2022 @ 4:39 pm

      You are correct about Bernie’s cousins, and we talked about all of that with them while they were here.

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  12. Natalie Bass
    July 25, 2022 @ 10:50 pm

    Love seeing them ride around the Arc de Triumph where we JUST were 🙂 Also that one chair was neat b/c usually they’re all the same pattern but it varied which I don’t recall seeing before. So hot – ugh- hope you got some reprieve!

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  13. Mary Jane
    July 26, 2022 @ 1:43 am

    Love posts of 🐩 dogs!

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