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  1. Mary Jane
    July 8, 2021 @ 10:57 am

    🤞🤞🤞 for the Passport! Enjoying your posts!

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  2. Cindi
    July 8, 2021 @ 12:17 pm

    Oh my goodness I hope and pray that the prized passport arrives this morning. I know all of you are anxiously awaiting the package. How lucky for you that temps are so favorable. Your photos are encouraging and lovely. It is hot, humid and rainy in our neck of the woods, so you are in the right place.

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  3. Carol Bell
    July 8, 2021 @ 12:19 pm

    Yes have enjoyed Eataly in Manhattan several times! Did not know they are worldwide. I’m experiencing passport renewal delays as well since February. Not leaving until Oct but ready to begin extra pushing like its last minute. Hope it arrives for your guest!

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    • lspalla
      July 8, 2021 @ 12:23 pm

      Good luck with your passport issues. Natalie reached out to Tubberville’s people since she’s in Auburn and they were helpful in pushing things along. And yes, I think I mentioned in the post that EATALY is worldwide. It’s a fun spot.

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  4. Diane Brewer
    July 8, 2021 @ 12:22 pm

    Am sure it will come. Glad to see Eataly is still there. B still isn’t smiling.

    D

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  5. Anne
    July 8, 2021 @ 12:42 pm

    Love seeing the pictures and reading the words. What glorious weather.

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  6. Sharon Tyson
    July 8, 2021 @ 1:16 pm

    Ah, those wonderful cool temps and lovely evening strolls. Could life be anymore blessed than this?!!! It is also interesting to notice how much smaller the crowds are. What a difference that must make. Will be interesting to see what the Bastille Day activities are like?!!
    Praying for the passport delivery today so bags can be packed and standing at the door!!!!!!

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  7. Betsy Cobb
    July 8, 2021 @ 1:25 pm

    Yes, I also enjoy Eataly in NYC. Glad there is one in Paris! Wonderful pictures…I feel like I am there with you!

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  8. Pat
    July 8, 2021 @ 1:32 pm

    fallafel — A new word for me–tks. I don’t believe they are common in my area. Sounds good. I’m also interested in the vacation season I’ve always heard about — travel may be restricted. I liked the metal door, but the colorful wooden doors are good. Do you or Bernie know what the metal contraptions at the bottom of the red double doors are about? Thank you for a nice day.

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    • lspalla
      July 8, 2021 @ 2:04 pm

      Pat, the larger doors are actually garage doors which open inward. The metal beams protect the door from being hit by the car. Kind of hard to explain.

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  9. Amy C
    July 8, 2021 @ 2:23 pm

    Ahhh, weather sounds delightful! I remember helping with passports when I worked in D.C. but it seems far more difficult these days!

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  10. Ginny
    July 8, 2021 @ 3:16 pm

    Photos and blogs are always awesome! Praying for timely passport delivery. Loving the doors!!!

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    • lspalla
      July 8, 2021 @ 6:52 pm

      Nice to hear from you!

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  11. Judy McPeak
    July 8, 2021 @ 4:47 pm

    Fingers crossed for the passport delivery!
    I am another fan of Le Tour. I began watching last year while working from home. The stages are on very early on the East Coast and I could watch before crossing the hall to my home office! I so admire the riders and the physical feat of competing in the race. It is unbelievable. It is also so nice to learn about the different areas of France along the route. Love the photos of the roses!

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  12. Peggy Bilbro
    July 8, 2021 @ 5:06 pm

    Lovely doors —one of my own favorite photo ops. Also love the forest green undies. I’m only taking my iPhone this time to see how that goes. I hope it is sufficient because I hate lugging the camera around, or actually making Jim lug the camera around!

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  13. Beth Thames
    July 8, 2021 @ 8:58 pm

    Love the photos, as always. I ate at Eataly in NY 3 years ago and didn’t know it was worldwide.
    Hope the passport appears! I’m sure it will.
    Enjoy the weather!

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  14. Natalie Bass
    July 9, 2021 @ 5:53 am

    @Peggy
    iPhone is the way to go. Just swipe, wipe (your lens) and voila – fantastic photos! For extra greatness, you can edit later…”brilliance” is my favorite one to adjust 🙂

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  15. Jodie Clements
    July 10, 2021 @ 6:01 am

    Le Bouquet St.Paul was always one of our favorite restaurants!! Not only do I hope they make it but I pray for that precious couple who were running it! Please let me know how the food is with the new owners!

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    • lspalla
      July 10, 2021 @ 7:23 am

      Jodie, those folks were gone two years ago. And now there are two more new owners. They have a very limited menu, mostly cocktails, beer and wine. What they do have is very French so will have little appeal to tourists.

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