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Hey gang,

I won't be posting for the next few weeks, my siblings and I are headed to Europe on Saturday :-)

I am stoked. We have been looking forward to this for a long time. We are visiting Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome. We came up with the trip after my health improved this spring. My sisters and brother were very sweet and refused to buy trip insurance as a sign of faith and solidarity.

So we will be busy having fun and making all Americans look bad until mid September! lol

Strength and love,


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is at Berthillon on the Ile St. Louis (connected to the Ile de la Cite, behind Notre Dame).

Have a wonderful trip!

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Hi Ray, that is wounderful news! What a lovely thing to do with your nearest and dearest! I hope you will have a fantastic time in Europe, lot of memories and fun. We want to hear how your trip was as soon as you get back:-)

Sophie (in Europe!)

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Hi Ray
That's funny as I am leaving on Saturday for Rome and will be visiting Florence Milan Amalfi Paris and I am looking forward to it...
Enjoy your trip
Jenny in Australia

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I was really glad to hear about your trip and the fact that you're having faith in yourself. I'm trying to get my husband to take me somewhere nice after my chemo ends. I'll show him your posting about having faith and soidarity about insurance which I think might swing things for me as I do want to travel and be as normal as possible.

Bon voyage :)

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I hope you have an amazing time Ray, look forward to hearing all about it on your return X

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Hoping you have a safe and unforgettable trip of a lifetime. Enjoy!

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We will miss you, Ray, and will take comfort in the knowledge that you are living life to the fullest. Way to go!


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Have a fab time, so glad things are looking good, I have been to Paris and its so romantic.
Thank you for some good advice in the past, things are going well for my husband at the moment.

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Hi Ray: Have a wonderful trip! In Venice, get off the main streets where all the tourists are and explore the little side streets, local restaurants, untouristy districts. It is a beautiful interesting city (I was there 2 years ago). Take the vaporetto to the outer islands and give the sphaghetti negro a try (spaghetti with squid ink sauce) - it is delicious! Have a bellini for all of us back here!

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