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  1. Charles Gattis
    September 4, 2021 @ 12:12 pm

    Beautiful outing.

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  2. Judy Gattis
    September 4, 2021 @ 1:37 pm

    It may not have been acceptable but it looked like a pleasant outing. Good friends make any environs enjoyable. I’m sure it was a nice change of pace. Football begins in a few hours. Charles is ready!!! Roll Tide.

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    • lspalla
      September 4, 2021 @ 2:45 pm

      Are they playing at home and if so, is the stadium at capacity?

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  3. Peggy Bilbro
    September 4, 2021 @ 2:57 pm

    How did you get there and how did you get into the park? We love visiting the Bois de Boulogne, but have yet to figure out an easy way in and out. We seem to have to walk forever to get to the center, and when we are ready to leave we walk forever again to try to reach a bus stop, which seems to have impossibly long times between buses. I am glad you enjoyed your outing and that you were able to spend time with Chantal. Did you walk through the Parc de Aclimatation? That is also a lovely area.

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    • lspalla
      September 4, 2021 @ 6:19 pm

      Well, the best way is the way we came back. Go to Pont Alma by Metro, get off, and take Bus 63 which takes you right to one of the entrances to the Bois. We walked quite a way into the woods and then went off to the left to find the island. It would have been more pleasant had we had a good rain the night before to curb the dust and dryness. I’m just not a fan of the Bois, I’ve decided.

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  4. Peggy Bilbro
    September 4, 2021 @ 2:59 pm

    And thank you for posting the information on the Bois! Lots of information we didn’t know. However, we did know about the ‘ladies’ vans parked along the way since that seems to be how we always end up leaving the area.

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  5. Pat
    September 4, 2021 @ 3:14 pm

    Looks like a great new discovery! It was interesting to read that the park hosted the croquet and tug of war events in the 1900 Olympics. From what I found is that croquet was an event for only the 1900 games and tug of war began in 1900 Paris Games and ended in 1920. Thank you for sharing. Pat

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  6. Cindi
    September 4, 2021 @ 5:15 pm

    Interesting history on Napoleon’s influence regarding the parks. Perhaps not the beauty you all were anticipating however an afternoon with a friend is beauty in and of itself.

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    • lspalla
      September 4, 2021 @ 6:10 pm

      You are so correct!

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  7. Judy Gattis
    September 4, 2021 @ 5:45 pm

    In Atlanta. Tix we’re still available last night.

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