From Here To Paris -- Get laid off. Buy a barge in France. Take it to Paris.
The corporate world had dumped me; given me a pat on the back and said, "have a nice life." I thought, "why the hell not?" So I bought an ancient canal barge in France and set off to live a dream. This is the story of how we dragged that old tub all the way through France and into Paris, to live in the shadow of Notre Dame. It was kicking and screaming, laughing and crying, but we made it. Voila!