Miscellaneous details about the Paris trips and other travels that may not have been included in the postcard details.
La Tour d'Argent - Paris Restaurant postcard which I sent to Mom and Dad after they sent to me with postcards from their Europe trip. Dad's comments re that card:
Yes, we were there for lunch. It was too formal for us, but still an
experence. We have eaten and stayed at some of the worst and and also
the other extreme places around the world. It always cheaper (and
more enjoyable) than being in the hospital.
One year we met the Sankers in Paris and drove around Europe. They
liked to stick to the cheap places, like McDonalds. Bill as an
engineer with GE travelled around the world at GE's expense. One meal
in Paris was at a place called Flunch and one serving of brussel
sprouts had some 20 sprouts. What an overkill. Cheap, but hardly
One of the places we went on our anniversary some years ago was the
Inn at Little Washington (first town to be named after the President).
The owners here turned an old garage into this restaurant and hotel
into a delighful and expensive place.
When touring Paris, Calvin would irritate Jean by getting off the subway a "zone" before their stop as the charge was paid depending on how many zones were traveled.
Do recall Naples in 1954 as still having war destruction areas ti be
cleaned. We had a general idea of the areas we wanted to visit, but
no advance reservations and we hadn't heard of credit cards then, just
had travel checks and cash and two suitcases w/o wheels.
1954 Europe Itinerary:
Mon. March 15 - flew to NYC via Pittsburgh on TWA, saw Bob Ballantyne
Weds. March 17 - dinner with Luna and Bob Herron and 3 children at their house
Fri. March 19 - board Saturnia or Vulcania
- First stop at Lisbon, Portugal
- Second stop at Gibraltar
Mon. March 29 - Barcelona Spain
Tues. March 30 - Genoa Italy
Wed. March 31 - Sorrento Italy
Thurs. April 1 - Monreale Sicily
Friday April 2 - Palermo Italy
Saturday April 3 - Capri Naples Italy
Sunday April 4-9 - Rome Italy
Friday April 9-12 - Florence Italy
Tues. April 13-14 - Salzburg Austria
Weds. April 15-19 - Vienna Austria
Mon. April 19-21 - Zurich Switzerland, side trip to Lucerne on 4/20
Weds. April 21 - Frankfurt Germany, stopped in Karlsruhe for lunch
Thurs. April 22 - St. Goar Germany
Fri. April 23 - On the Rhine River Germany
Sat. April 24-27 - Amsterdam, Volendam, Hague Netherlands
Weds. April 28 - Brussels Belgium