Year Fourteen: Paris Here We Come!
I want to go on record that turning one’s body clock around to Paris time is the pits! Yes, it’s a great help after arriving at our apartment but pretty grueling before we leave. I’m now getting up at 1am and going to bed at 6pm in the light of day! Going to bed and going to sleep are not necessarily in sync. I am eating lunch about 8am and dinner between 2 and 3pm. Really weird, but worth it in the end.
We will be off tomorrow morning about 6:30 so please keep us in your thoughts that our travel will be safe and uneventful. We are ever diligent in noting our surroundings. I yearn for a time fourteen years ago when our escapades to Paris first began, and we didn’t think about stabbings on trains, machine-gunned policemen on every corner, going through constant searches of our belongings, or fear of large crowds. Our world is a very different place. But we will still have crisp baguettes, smelly cheeses, the river Seine, macarons, sidewalk cafés, and musicians playing “La vie en rose.” We will still wake to church bells and honking horns, and end our days with exquisite sunsets off Pont Marie after our evening walk. No one can take those from us.
I have 36 new “to do” items on my list of places to explore which I accumulate throughout the year from FB and other blog sites. Truly amazing that we could have so much fresh material after so many visits, but that is Paris and partly what makes it tres wonderful.
Thank you for coming along with us and remember to watch for the “Purely Paris” photo each day of the most quintessential expression of what one can see strolling around Paris. We hope this attempt will be as much fun as the café chairs from last year, but alas, they may be hard to beat.
À bientôt (til later)
Linda and Bernie
May 30, 2017 @ 10:36 am
Safe travels to you and Bernie. Excited to follow and learn more about Paris as you explore your new list of things to do. Hugs!
Debbie Dryer Coates
May 30, 2017 @ 10:41 am
Safe travels to you and Bernie. I look forward to following along with you to learn more about Paris as you explore your new list of things to do.
May 30, 2017 @ 12:20 pm
Bon voyage! Have a lovely summer.
May 30, 2017 @ 12:23 pm
I will be praying for you both!
May 30, 2017 @ 12:52 pm
You and Bernie will be in our prayers daily for a safe trip. I know you two will be vigilant, but we’ll still worry AND anticipate your blogs. Blessings.
May 30, 2017 @ 1:31 pm
À bientôt! Have a wonderful, careful time!
May 30, 2017 @ 2:46 pm
Pure smiles when I read this post — Bon Voyage!
May 30, 2017 @ 3:59 pm
Bon Voyage, Linda and Bernie, as you are off on another journey to embrace Paris and all things French! I think I can smell the baguettes now!
I know envy is not an attractive feature, but, nevertheless, envy I do!
Please give Richard a big hug for me….I would love to see him again also.
Your friends/fans are so-o-o looking forward to your daily blogs and pictures.
May 30, 2017 @ 7:35 pm
Wishing you safe travels!! Prayers have gone ahead, and will follow you!
May 30, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
All positive thoughts for your travel day to Paris!
Cheers from a new fan of Linda’s wonderful writing and Bernie’s wonderful photos. Wishing you a joyful arrival and ‘Year 14’ in the City of Light.
May 31, 2017 @ 11:27 pm
Thinking of you (probably in Paris by now) and wish you safe travels and a wonderful time!!
June 1, 2017 @ 12:41 am
Well,I left a comment and didn’t fill in all the blanks below it. They’re now filled out, but my message is gone!
Have another wonderful year. Love you.