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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Beanie's Buried Treasure!!!

This story is taken from Beanie's First Ever Vacation in September 2008 to Paris, France.... Day One of his Big Adventure had him travel from home up to London the day before this post. This trip, as you'll see, we travelled by Eurostar and this is the trip that we got stranded in Paris because of a fire in the Eurostar tunnel!!
On Tuesday the 9th of September, Andrea said we were going to catch a big "train" called The Eurostar which leaves from this station here, St Pancras. That's a big station.... wonder where we're going??

Hoots, this is a FAST train!!!! Are we still in England??

Oh! We've arrived..... at a place called Gare Du Nord in a town called Paris!! They don't speak English here, they speak French..... I wonder how we'll manage...?

Oh, and this is our hotel, the Hotel Des Batignolles. It's really pretty....

And the room overlooks a lovely little street with a thing called "Tabac" on the corner.

Wonder what's up that way....

I have this HUGE DOUBLE bed all to myself?????

OK, I have my artworks ready to lose. Let's go out for a stroll in the neighbourhood!

OH!! Someone tied this lovely purple ribbon to a window railing and it suits my wonderful cards perfectly!! They were waiting for me!!! I like the French already!

And LOOK at this shop!! Even Andrea had never seen this one before! How Magnificent! Can we stay here instead of at the hotel?

DISASTER!!! Andrea's favourite-est restaurant ever is CLOSED for renovation!!!! Where are we going to eat??????????? We'll starve!

Oh how odd - they have outdoor showers in Paris. The French are a bit weird....

Andrea took me to a little park down the road. I don't understand what the writing says but I'm sure it's interesting.....

They have caves in this park!! I love exploring caves!!

Oh, and pteroduck-tils too!! I wonder if that sign on the park gates was a warning sign saying not to get too close?

Oooh, more caves! I'll leave one of my paintings here!!

Went back to the hotel to relax a bit and write up in the travel journel...

Andrea told me there was a famous writer called Ernest Hemingway that lived in Paris. I've decided to write a book too while I'm here.

At the hotel, the receptionist told us about her favourite restaurant just down the road, called "Aubergine" so we went to look for it. Andrea says this mosaic is OF an Aubergine, so I guess this must be it. Hope the food's edible.

Andrea ordered a "Nordic Salad" off the menu for us. I can't eat all that!!!!! It has smoked salmon on it and shrimp (which Andrea says is her favourite but she promise to share them since I've never been to Paris before) And some LOVELY creamy sauce on the top!! Wow!

And a Chocolate cake with icecream for pudding!! THAT'S MY FAVOURITE!!!

I'm exhausted! Wake me in the morning.....!


  1. Wow, Beanie! For a trip that was nearly two years ago, those photos look as exciting as ever! I've always dreamed of traveling abroad, and I knew I would want to make a stop in Paris. You've convinced me to start dreaming up more plans! :)

    It's a shame your person's favorite eatery was closed for renovations, but I'm glad you enjoyed where you did eat. That salad looks scrumptious!

  2. Oh, thank you for the sweet trip to Paris, Beanie and Andrea. Sweet treasures definitely worth revisiting ! Cheers !

  3. Wonderful way to tell a story! Do you do children's books?

  4. I like the pudding and cake the best!

  5. What a great trip! *sigh* If only my owner would save up for a trip a bit faster instead of buying new stuff for the house.

  6. WOW! What a great trip, Beanie! Someday I want to travel somewhere foreign and exotic too. Someday. Than you for sharing your trip with us! Your travels are very interesting.

  7. my cheese sandwich is feeling inadequate now... your dinner looked very yummy

  8. What a super story. Love your Beanie and the tales of his days. THe caves and outdoor showers were my favorites. Thanks for sharing your very creative writing!!!