Thursday, August 13, 2009

A brief thought on the journey and another WITWIZ (Where in the world is Zack?)

We are back in Colorado. After leaving our hotel in Paris at 8:30AM local time (12:30AM Denver time) Thursday morning we arrived home around 7:15PM. We are tired so I am quite sure we will sleep very well this evening. It was a great trip and we are sorry that it is over but it is also very good to be home. There is a definite reward in the journey, but there is also a feeling of happiness and contentment when the journey is completed and you once again rest in your own bed and own home. I plan to do a lot of writing regarding the trip but it will take me some time to organize my thoughts. I have taken notes and want to present a tale of our experiences not just as a verbatim playback of what we did on what day. Yes - if you want, travel can be all about checking a box to say "I was there", but I feel the heart and the soul of the journey is the experience, the people you meet and the thoughts and feelings that move through your mind with each new experience. In the meantime I have a couple more "Where in the World is Zack?" games to play. I have to admit, Zack and I are having a lot of fun with this so I am thinking of making it a regular addition to the blog. Once or twice a week, I'll play the game - at first with locations Zack and I have visited and then if you the readers continue to be interested in it, I dig up other locations. Anyway - for now here is the 4th installment of where in the world is Zack! Though it may look simple it is a famous place. I think this is the hardest one yet and I will provide clues tomorrow if no one gets it. Til later - thank and peace to all! - J. 1:00PM Denver time Friday - I have held back correct answer in the comments to see if anyone else can come up with it. For a clue I would say... "The residents of this village most likely ate cake".

7 comments:

rusbin said...

Hey hey my man! Glad you a little K arrived with no problem back home. I am also happy that you had such a great trip.

As for the pic, 99.9% certain it is a peasant village built at the bottom of the garden at Versailles palace. I think requested by Marie-Antoinette.

I love the game, but I have to admit my limitations, and going forward, if you place pics of places you guys go climbing, I will be sucking the honey. As long as you stay in Europe, I have better chances. Take care ;o)

rusbin said...

La maison de la reine and the Tour de Malborough in le hameau, at the Petit Trianon, park of Versailles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hameau_de_la_reine

Christie said...

I'm stumped. It's a lovely place, and I've seen pictures of it before. I can't place it though. I need some hints.

Jerry Kromer said...

Ok - to make things more interesting I have held back Rubin's comment as he appears to be very talented and got it once again!

But a clue is needed.

Clue is this... "The residents of this village probably ate cake".

Christie said...

Okay... Cake got me there.. Hameau de la Reine or the Queen's Hamlet in Versailles. I'd been looking at Versailles but couldn't find it.

Peggy said...

Jerry, is it Monet's house & gardens?

Anonymous said...

Versailles