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Normally Prince Pierre travels by air throughout the realm. This time Carol took him across country by rail on the Royal Coach provided by AMTRAK. The folks at AMTRAK, realizing that they had royalty on board, provided first class service.
Prince Pierre gives a salute to all the folks who made his trip quite comfy.

Pierre sent a postcard saying that he was having a wonderful time touring San Diego with his friend Carol.


Prince Pierre met Carol at her job just before she retired... They decided that a trip to California to visit her friend was in order

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The AMTRAK folks were excited to have Carol and HRH Prince Pierre as traveling companions. They made sure that the trip was going to be most enjoyable.

Pierre making himself at home
in the "royal coach".....

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Pierre's first stop was in Chicago where he was greeted by a Union Station ambassador. The stay was long enough to rest then "move on down the road". . . .


Carol made reservations for 2 in the Dinning Car... She could tell that Prince Pierre was ready to eat. The meals were all worth 5 forks ......

Carol and Prince Pierre are welcomed to San Diego by Carol's friend, Donna. They hadn't seen each other for thirty years.
It's always nice to have someone meet you at the station...


Carol and Prince Pierre were also welcomed by Donna's personal chef. Pierre was impressed with Donna going hog wild over their visit

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Carol and Pierre visited The Queen of Angels Church in Alpine, CA just outside of San Diego. It was so peaceful and the architecture... marvelous!

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A visit was made to the Mission San Diego de Alcala. One of the many historical sites in the area

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The mission gardens were beautiful and very peaceful

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Carol posed for a picture while visiting "Old Town" the Birthplace of California... Then, it was a hop on a trolley heading for the Hotel Del Coronado


Pierre made a new friend while Carol and Donna visited the
Old Town Market...
Take a virtual tour ==>here<==

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Carol thought it was time for a break...
Site seeing can make you thirsty and
McP's Irish Pub looked like a nice place to stop. . .


Scroll your mouse over Prince Pierre (above) to see the souvenir that Carol gave to Pierre to commemorate their visit to McP's....
Carol, Donna, Cheryl and Pierre

Just a small welcome to Prince Pierre on his visit...... hhmmmmm...

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The ladies and Pierre enjoyed their stop at the Karl Strauss establishment.... Red Sox Nation was well represented as they enjoyed a lunch and refreshments . . .
and a walk through the gardens

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Carol, Donna and Pierre went site seeing in Coronado and checked out the beach and "The Del" a hotel that Pierre could be very comfortable in...

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Pierre thought the Dragon Tree amazing! He wondered if it would grow back home at the castle....


Mr. Buster Dude and Sweet Sadie Mae said their good-byes to Carol and Pierre


On the way home after a wonderful visit with Donna and touring the beautiful San Diego area.
The views from the train were remarkable!

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Prince Pierre came home with Carol to a royal reception at the Steaming Tender in Palmer, MA with (from your left to right)...
Linda, Gerry (Capt. Frog), Linda (holding Pierre), Louieeee, and his host for the trip, Carol. It was marvelous fun and Pierre wishes to thank everyone who made the tour memorable.

I wonder where Pierre's off to next?

Looks like The Bahamas!

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