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Candy | Aug 23, 200509:58 PM     3

I am doing some way in advance preparing. My DH and I have agreed to accompany our mothers to London in the spring. My mother has been there numerous times and does not really need us, we need her more to run interference. They are both mid-80's. I have kind of decided to give London 5 days and then take the chunnel train early in the AM to Paris for a day and a night there before flying home out of CDG. It will be my MIL's first and only trip to either city which is why I decided to try to get both in. My mom is an old hand. London I am more than familiar with. Paris is where I need some help. My thought is that if I can get them off early enough that we can have breakfast on the train and a later lunch at Jules Verne just for the scenery and pray that it is not overcast and raining. I need dinner guidance. My DH and I are hounds, the mothers are adventurous but don't eat much. If we can do a 1:00 lunch and then keep them sightseeing and maybe work up a desire for dinner at about 8:00 P.M. (as long as I can keep mine away from the gin)and need to find something that will satisfy us all. French would be preferable and bistro just fine.

My other thought is that getting my MIL to the Chelsea Flower Show would giver her bragging rights in spades with her gardening club. I have come across a package which seems to really be designed for the major wrinklies with tea in a 1698 manor, Kew Gardens, some other private gardens and a bunch of other stuff from Huron Valley Travel. Will we be bored silly? Anyone have any experience with this package, it includes Windsor etc. It seems like it might be geared to getting my MIL everything but I'd like some feed back other that what is provided on their website.

TIA

Candy

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