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A Deal for someone

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A Deal for someone

Sometimes the best laid plans.....

After a year of planning and dreaming, we were off on our European adventure September14.

London, Amsterdam, a rented boat in Belgium and five days in Paris awaited us.

Paris still does.

The Better Half stepped off the boat to tie up while we waited for a bridge opening on vacation Day 7 and fractured her foot in four places.

After two days in a Gent hospital and three days of waiting for clearance for her to fly home, we were on our way back.

Still in our suitcase were two two-day Paris Museum passes and two Paris Carnets for which we paid $102 at London's St. Pancras station before boarding the Eurostar at the start of our trip.

They remain in their cellophane wrappers, a sad reminder of what could have been.

If anyone out there is Paris bound this year I would be willing to sell you these two two-day museum passes and two 10-ticket Carnets for a total of $50.

Just e-mail me with your address and I'll post them to you. If they are just what you expected, then you can send me a check.

Meanwhile, we'll begin making plans for another Paris attempt in 2010.



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1. Re: A Deal for someone

None of them expire so you can use them yourself when you go back in 2010.

Best of luck to your wife - I hope her foot is soon as good as new.

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This kind of accident is very common with rental boats. The grassy banks are full of hidden holes where someone jumping from a boat can turn an ankle or break a few bones.

I hope that your wife recovers quickly and that you will both be able to travel again soon. I also hope this accident has not put you off renting other boats, as it is such a nice way to travel and relax at the same time.

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3. Re: A Deal for someone

I've never needed a museum pass but I always save my unused metro tickets for next time.

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4. Re: A Deal for someone

We're leaving in 11 days. If you still wish to part with these, instead of going later, contact me at bbaum1@aol.com .


Mark Birenbaum

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5. Re: A Deal for someone

Sorry to hear about your wife's accident. I hope she mends quickly and completely.

Meanwhile my suggestion would be that you make a display of the unused passes and tickets and hang it somewhere, like by your desk (or hers...), to remind you that you will be in Paris and having a wonderful time within the year.

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