What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world! Charles Dickens A Note to Readers: What follows is the second in a three-part series on my recent trip to Europe—a delayed celebration of thirty-five years of marriage. The first article was “Jolly Ole England.” As I said then, for some, these “A Texan Abroad” articles may come across as enduring my vacation slides. If that’s you, feel free to excuse yourself, new Texcentric content is over the horizon. For others, this miniseries might give you ideas for your own future travel plans. Whether you travel near or far, vaya con Dios.