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  1. Peggy Bilbro
    August 12, 2021 @ 8:47 am

    It was a wonderful day! Blissful describes it well we so enjoyed our leisurely lunch with Ann Jeanne. Good food and good friends!


  2. Thad Mauldin
    August 12, 2021 @ 1:11 pm

    Thanks Linda! Love the street art.


  3. Cindi
    August 12, 2021 @ 2:54 pm

    So enjoyed the buildings’ art works. My favorite photo was the clock. It sounds like you had a lovely lunch and conversation with friends. These are the times you will best remember.


  4. Jeanie Thompson
    August 12, 2021 @ 3:58 pm

    Linda, I think your blog is keeping me sane. Thank you! I remember the restaurant where you all had your lunch. You and Bernie took me there the day I discovered “The Museum of Man” — correct? So glad to see you so happy and to profit from what you view as you move through the city!
    We appreciate you!!

    Please tell the Bilbro’s I would like to know where their Italian apt is. I’m hoping to be in he region of Umbria next June and might drive south. Maybe you could just put us in touch via email. Merci.



    • lspalla
      August 12, 2021 @ 7:03 pm

      Glad to do that. Remind me! It’s a tiny village that starts out Guardia ???


  5. Cadic
    August 12, 2021 @ 6:35 pm

    Thanks again to you 4 for your support on my Patreon page and you interest in my work. I enjoyed your company yesterday


  6. Christine
    August 12, 2021 @ 9:58 pm

    After many trips to Paris where I relied only on the metro, I was determined on our last trip to meet the challenge of the bus. Since one of the bus lines stopped right outside our apartment door, I felt we needed to take advantage of this convenience. We ended up loving it and I can’t understand why I was so hesitant to use it in the past. It was nice for a change to see outside as we drove through the streets. I had always heard the bus was slower because of traffic, but we never really noticed a difference. They do tend to get very crowded at the end of the work day and we were forced to stand.

    The only night we were greatly affected by the bus and traffic was the night France won the World Cup and the streets exploded with people. The buses immediately became stuck in the crowded streets. We could have popped down into the Metro, but instead decided to brave the streets and were so glad we did, as we joined in with the happy exuberant people celebrating a momentous win.


    • lspalla
      August 13, 2021 @ 3:07 am

      Love hearing your stories of Paris!


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