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Casual Summer Headband Series: Keeping it Casual on a EUROPEAN VACATION!!!

This week's numerous entries in the contest that is taking over the globe come from ALL OVER EUROPE, but really only Paris, France and just outside London, England.  I apologize if the title of the post led you to believe that you'd actually be seeing Casual Headbands with the Griswolds since I know how badly you all had a crush on AUDREY.  


Le Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tallest building in Paris,it is the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair



Majestic Le Tour Eiffel

The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world from its completion until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France after the 2004 Millau Viaduct.



Maintenance of the tower includes applying 50 to 60 tonnes of paint every seven years to protect it from rust.


Musée du Louvre!

The Musée du Louvre or officially Grand Louvre — in English the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre — is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited museum in the world and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris and located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).


Note from the Casual Hero who took these pics:

The one in the middle (with the middle fingers) was in honor of my girlfriend being a Syracuse fan.  I give her credit though because she looked like an idiot as I took these pictures in front of a bunch of Europeans that had blatant disregard for these casual Americans.




Note from the Casual Hero who took these pics:

From the Arsenal/Blackpool football match (or soccer game, as I call it) that was a casual nailbiter…in that Arsenal won 6-0.  Unlike Verizon, you can’t drink in your seats and all they serve is Fosters or cider.

Final Note from the Casual Hero who took these pics:

I went to Stonehenge and forgot to bring my headband.  That honestly ruined my trip, and I’m not even kidding.

The end is near.  A champion shall be determined.  You will decide.  Stay tuned.

We march on.