March 2014

Fred, Rosally, ElRo, Madeline, Jim, Ellen

The Chicago and Santa Monica Starrs descended upon Longboat Key. Much cooking, and gymnastics, and eating ensued.


First Post

This post is an embedded video to watch. It is PH october 2014 updated.


Departure July 17

Last breakfast at Cadran Hotel. Mini Van to airport at 7:45am. Check in problems. US change of planes not entered in ticket. Much delay. Also bomb scare and KLM and Air France Sections of airport evacuated. Another delay. Made flight with 5 minutes to spare.

At Atlanta Jim, Alicia, Elizabeth,and Robert switched to a flight to Kansas City and Barry and I took a flight to Tampa. Our flight delayed 3 hours on runway at Atlanta due to lightening storm. Charlie waiting in Tampa. Back to Plymouth Harbor at 10:30 (4:30am Paris time).

July 16

Busy last day. Drive to Giverny. Gardens and House. Lunch on River. Stop at Versailles Palace and Gardens.

July 15

Under 2013 pictures there are daily updates of our trip to France--July 3-17, 2013.

Also under videos there are two from the July 14 Bastille Day Celebration. One is selected clips taken off a HD TV of the Eiffel Tower Concert. The Other is a prelude to a fantastic fireworks display and the display itself.


July 6

Today Jim, Alie, Emma, and Ethan arrive. They used same plane from kansas City we did. Should arrive at duCadran about 7:30.

Barry and I are using room 303. There is room for their bags and a snooze when desired. Room check in time is 3:00pm. Here already.6:50am.

Took them to 303.

July 5 in Paris

Breakfast at level -1 (basement) in duCadran Hotel. Self Service. Continental type breakfast with croissants, baguettes, preserves, ham, yogurt, cereal, juice, fruit, eggs, coffee.

Alicia, Barry and Elizabeth, and Robert off in cab at 11:00am. They went to Musee D'Orsay. On way back on Metro Robert got separated from his family. Fortunately he knew to get off after 2 stops. Lucky. He had no money and no phone.

Museum people had lunch at Museum . I ate at Le Bosquet just up the block from the hotel.

Barry returned about 2pm.She took a cab. 

Afternoon walking around. Dinner at a local cafe. Ice Cream con for dessert.

July 3-July 4

On July 3, At 8:00am Brian picked us up in his Town Car for drive to airport. Plane 10:17 to Atlanta. 4 bags checked thru to Paris

Atlanta flight departed 3:17p.Arrived Paris 5:40am. July 4. Wheelchair assistant spoke good English. New Terminal for US flights only. So no landing card required. 8 hour flight plus 7 hour time change.

Driver waiting. Van. took 5 of us and 7 bags. Hotel DuCadran. Our previously booked room was not available due to night clerk not understanding English. We got our room at 8:30am. Piled all bags in one room. Alicia and Barry and I walked to Eiffel Tower and back. Elizabeth and Robert and Barry and Phil slept in bed and on floor of Room 303. Other rooms available at 3:00pm.

Alicia and her kids went one way for rest of day and we went another. Bed around 10pm.

June 30

The annual KCCC Fourth of July party was held at 6:30pm. Our table for 14 included Lewis, Wilmagene, Alicia, Jack, Elizabeth,Robert, Jim, Emma, Ethan, Alie and Alie's friend.

Most of the adults ate too much.

June 25

Emma and Nick go to Royals Stadium.

June 24

Jim and Phil go to Camp Bartle to honor Robert and Ethan.

  pŠ John Starr 2013