Just Stupid our hare welcomed us at the metro station Pyramides near Opera
Familiar signs like HV for Hash View , in fact many of the Parisian spots visited were truly Hash views. BN and BS as usual . HD for Hash Disco ! and HK for Hash Kiss . Well a nice programme for this freshly retired Hasher who has now plenty of times to set carefully Hash trails !!!
And the runner’s pack began to explore some beautiful spots starting by a checkback on the Tuileries garden and then heading North Place du Marche Saint Honore, up to rue des Capucines, check back again down Place Vendome for quick jewellery shopping to finally reach the rue Saint Honoré for some more shopping spree .
See how Shaggy looks excited with his rosy cheeks and thighs. Notwithstanding the grey weather it could have been in spring time.
Then we followed the rue du Faubourg saint Honore, bent ourselves in front of the British Embassy “Dieu et mon droit ” and finally explored the surroundings of the Palais de l’Elysee I have a special gift for you, if you want a free parking space along the Elysées just photoshop the yellow parking permits !
Finally we reached the Champs Elysees a little bit early to watch the illuminations but the perspective on the Arc de Triomphe is always to be seen. Then we were quite distracted by the smell of “gaufres” , pancakes and other nice looking candies from the Christmas market . Bear Near sign after 4km and we arrived in a garden near Grand Palais close to the Seine for the bear stop .
No beer to find , we had a high class delivery service from Just Cathy who braved the metro lines with a pack of beers without being hijacked . Well done.
Bender was caught trying to cheat with Just Cathy while Just stupid was looking for a beer . We were wondering how long the 2nd part will be and had the time to contemplate the wonderful NYC socks from our visitor from NYC, probably his secret recipe for being so fast in this city run !
Every good thing has an end and the hare revealed us we had to run east to Pont Neuf for another 6k run . Gosh ! and dark grey clouds pushed the pack away trying to escape the inevitable thundery showers to come. We crossed the river Seine at Pont de la Concorde and along the embankment we discovered the HD sign and realised disco music was playing under an arch, enough for a group picture .We crossed again the river at the Passerelle Solferino , Hash Kiss and entered the Tuileries gardens . The discovery of parisian famous spots was not finished. We ran over the Colonnes de Buren and frighten the Japanese tourists at Place des Vosges , then yelling at equestrian monument in honour of King Louis XIV at Place des Victoires . It probably caused the showers to come for the last kilometers to Square du Vert de Galant .
As the beer was in GM’s car at point A, I escaped towards metro station of Pont Neuf and I discovered why Just Stupid chose this point B for the final ……..
Despite hurring up , even snubbing the massage parlours close to my cars , I only managed to catch the pack close to one hour late . They took the wise decision to do the On In at Highlander’s pub near by and continue at Just Stupid’s place, Bender supervsing as the RA, the festivities. .
Can’t tell you who was punished as when I arrived with Just Dom, the circle was nearly at the end. But not completely as Just Cathy was Hash named ” D’accord” for her willing attitude to please Just Stupid and Just Dom ” C’est la Vie” for her patience to accept me as a GM / Beer Meister / Haberdash / Hash Scribe and so forth … for the time being. We then swallowed the last bottles to celebrate the retirement of Just Stupid and the opening of this new period of his life .
I wish you the best for 2014 to you and your friends and families and Hope you will all raise your hands to first attend regularly next runs , invite virgins , volunteer for haring or Misman vacant positions, even occasionally.
The more you give , the more you will get in return.
May the Hash go in peace.