Disco Birthday, French Style

It’s been a while since the 80s, but when I was there, I was ALL THERE. Think platform shoes, bell bottoms and big hair, groovin’ under the flashing light of a disco ball. These days my hair isn’t quite so big, and neither is the ball.

If you read my Le Boat post, you saw a reference to the disco ball that Captain Matt brought all the way from DC to Southern France for Yolanda’s birthday. He also brought a headlamp to light it up, and a noise maker.

Disco ball on Le Boat

Disco ball on Le Boat

We couldn’t make much noise at dock in deference to neighboring boats, but we did play some 80s favorites. The ball, having traveled so far, had more miles to go…to Paris and beyond!

At the end of our Le Boat journey, Yolanda and I took a train from Bezier to Paris while the rest of the crew returned to Barcelona to complete their trip. Meanwhile, Yo’s daughter, Ava, met us in Paris directly from DC. When we arrived, we were surprised by a bottle of champagne, flowers…and a birthday poem from our Vision 3 crew.

Ava, Yo and me in Paris

Ain’t it great at fifty eight to party in gay Par-ee,
After relaxing on a cruise down the Grand Canal du Midi.
We hope you love the flowers, champagne and sites you’ll see.
Happy Birthday, and we love you!
Signed, the crew of Vision 3
Yo and Randy Yo and Randy ready for a Birthday

But no birthday celebration is complete without a martini! A good martini is hard to come by in Europe. The hotel was kind enough to buy us a cocktail before dinner.

BIrthday martini!

Birthday martini!

Off to Jules Verne for dinner! What an amazing place. It’s on the second tier of the Eiffel Tower, with a tremendous view out over the modern, high rise section of the city, La Defense.

Yo contemplates the view

Yo contemplates the view

The view

The view she contemplates

And now for the five-course disco meal…

Disco plate

Disco plate

Disco brioche

Disco brioche

Ava contemplates Le Menu

Ava contemplates Le Menu

Disco frois gras

Disco foie gras

Disco L'angostino

Disco L’angostino

Disco filet de boeuf

Disco filet de boeuf

Birthday wish

Birthday wish

 

The perfect card

The perfect card

Disco desert

Disco desert

And WOW!!! Happy Birthday, Yo! BUT WAIT! There’s more…

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

Disco plane

Disco plane

Disco baggage

Disco baggage (coming soon)

Disco home sweet home

Disco home sweet home

 

About randyjmueller

Sr. Instrument Repair technician
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