A lazy day in Paris

Bonjour mes amis,

How lucky can we be to get this fabulous weather in Paris!  There is not a cloud in the sky and the temps are perfect.  There are fewer people here but not as few as I had thought and hoped.  Last evening after I had already sent out my blog post, we went to rue Cler to see our caterer and lay out plans for Bernie’s party .  After a bite of dinner, we walked to the Champs de Mars right in front of the Eiffel Tower.  There were people everywhere and the ‘place’ beneath the Tower itself was also very busy.  So…September is not devoid of tourists after all.

Today we have rested and done a little shopping for a friend, looking for a tapestry of the Eiffel Tower.  This is not an easy thing to find but we will persist. We had a not-so-great lunch on rue do Rivoli and checked off another spot that we won’t frequent again.  One can definitely get bad food in Paris along with lousy service.

We are more than ready to move into our apartment and to welcome Charles and Judy Gattis from Huntsville tomorrow morning.  We’ll all be hauling suitcases up our 36 steps together…ugh!  If you don’t know, Charles is the former senior pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church on Airport, now retired.  He and his wife Judy have been my friends since 1969.  I call that my first life where we met at Emory in Atlanta.  We will be off to Normandy and will take you along with us.

Hope your weather is autumn perfect like ours!

Le Champs de Mars filled with families and picnics

Le Champs de Mars filled with families and picnics

Crowds at the Eiffel Tower

Crowds at the Eiffel Tower

Linda just as the Tower is illuminated!

Linda just as the Tower is illuminated!

Display made from recyclable materials at the new Printemps at Le Carousel du Louvre

Display made from recyclable materials at the new Printemps at Le Carousel du Louvre

The newest craze in Paris: advertisements stamped on the streets.  Can you guess who this one is for?

The newest craze in Paris: advertisements stamped on the streets. Can you guess who this one is for?

Autumn flowers along Le Champs de Mars

Autumn flowers along Le Champs de Mars

A tout a l’heure,

L&B