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  1. Peggy B
    September 17, 2022 @ 9:15 am

    You and Bernie have what it takes to waltz into any fancy place just like you belong there! It’s a talent! As for the wedding shoes, I would wear them in a heartbeat, even though I hate wearing tennis shoes! I remember how miserable my poor feet were in my wedding heels! Take care of yourself dear friend. We look forward to seeing you and comparing our Paris and Italian travels when we are all home and healthy.


    • lspalla
      September 17, 2022 @ 2:34 pm

      Well, I would prefer the tennis shoes to cowboy boots which some are wearing these days! EVERYTHING in Paris is tennis shoes this year. I believe that shoes make the outfit and somehow they just don’t always work! Maybe little ballet slippers would be my wedding day choice. I’m just such a traditionalist. Not always a good thing, I realize. I like to color in the lines…ha!


  2. Cindi
    September 17, 2022 @ 10:51 am

    I would trade your weather for what’s coming up here next week, 90s! Love the new places you have discovered. Beautiful photos of your meals and new surroundings. Look forward to your cafe chairs and doggie photo contest.


  3. Monica & Marlyn
    September 17, 2022 @ 11:23 am

    The photo from your stroll with the water, clouds and buildings– just seems like a perfect depiction of Paris. We’ll miss these morning “walks” with you. Hope you’re feeling well for your closing days there.


    • lspalla
      September 17, 2022 @ 2:35 pm

      I am feeling better after a brief relapse. Merci!


  4. Charles Gattis
    September 17, 2022 @ 1:17 pm

    I have been so sorry that you have health issues on this trip. You are indeed in our prayers. I know personally how those things can put a damper on a trip. We are looking forward to having you home though. Though we keep up with you through the blog, you are both always missed.


  5. Bonnie
    September 17, 2022 @ 1:52 pm

    I’m sad to see your sojourn come to its conclusion also. What fun it’s been to travel along with you for so many weeks. We all feel like we’ve been little spirits having a good time with you ( minus the ER visit -ha ha).
    There was some hint that this might be your last time in Paris. i sincerely hope not. You give us a unique experience with your daily doings including many pictures. So many wonderful adventures and memories. And, of course, there’s more that you didn’t get to do. We always leave Paris with half our list of “to sees” left undone. Reasons to return. I hope you and Bernie feel healthy enough to plan for next year.
    Sadly, in our later years, friends neighbors and others can leave us unexpectedly. My condolences on those you’ve lost.


  6. Joelene
    September 17, 2022 @ 3:47 pm

    Ooooh the food, the coffee, the 60 degree weather, the pic of the beautiful stranger, (Linda)! I will look forward to seeing you when you get back to Ala.
    and hearing even more of your trip.


    • lspalla
      September 17, 2022 @ 4:12 pm

      Hi Joelene, so good to hear from you! Yes, let’s do lunch very soon!


  7. Philip Boucher
    September 17, 2022 @ 5:51 pm

    Totally agree about how good the Jacquemart-Andre museum and tearoom are. We found out that if you arrive ten minutes before the noon lunch opening that you can avoid the long lines.


  8. Mary
    September 17, 2022 @ 6:02 pm

    So glad you are getting better. Philip and I never leave home without doctor’s prescription to cure almost everything. Except Covid.

    Love your posts everyday, but especially today.


  9. Natalie
    September 18, 2022 @ 7:13 am

    I appreciate your ending ; love moves on no matter where you are indeed. So glad I see y’all made it to the river. Bernie looks fantastic sitting in that swanky hotel like he’s ready to inherit it all!! Oh gosh that food!! Miss it SOOOO much!! The first year I found it hard to find things to eat. Whatever you get is so good bc it’s fresh! What are the little green leaf/sprigs on top of so many of the dishes? By the way- I like the wedding shoes 🙂


  10. Betsy Cobb
    September 18, 2022 @ 4:04 pm

    I think in here in Minnesota the tennis shoes would be a hit!! If not in the snow of course.
    And having grown up in NW Louisiana, I can assume the cowboy boots…. Especially in white or a pastel…..would be a big hit there!


  11. Natalie
    September 19, 2022 @ 5:39 am

    I agree with the gorgeous river scene photo!!


  12. Ann Rivard
    September 19, 2022 @ 8:21 pm

    Especially nice photos today – Walking along river, Bernie in hotel chair, those mussels, the Marche, the chestnuts, the foliage and botanical shots, your photo with coffee (you look especially chic in your denim jacket with sleeves cuffed), and all the rest. I am sad that your days there are coming to a close, as I shall miss your blog very much. Enjoy your last days in Paris, and get well soonest.


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