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.
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.
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.
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.
And now for the five-course disco meal…
And WOW!!! Happy Birthday, Yo! BUT WAIT! There’s more…