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  1. Bonnie
    May 31, 2023 @ 4:09 pm

    What a special day you had together! Tiring for you, but memories never forgotten, especially by Carson. He’ll always remember this trip. And while touristy, the Seine boat cruise is a must for everyone at some point in a visit to Paris.
    Thanks for making time to include us every day. I, and others, so look forward to your adventures and pictures. A big thank-you, Linda.


  2. Ann Rivard
    May 31, 2023 @ 4:35 pm

    Delightful day with your lovely family. What a joy having them with you there.


  3. Monica & Marlyn
    May 31, 2023 @ 5:17 pm

    So much fun and happiness! You have helped make Carson a fantastic world traveler. Love the comparison photos!


  4. Carol Bell
    May 31, 2023 @ 5:52 pm

    Following your blog daily as always, Linda, but especially enjoying the pure joy you are obviously feeling in sharing Paris with Natalie and Carson! Such a legacy to give them the love and spirit for adventure and travel especially in a city you so dearly love. We just returned from two weeks in Italy and took our oldest grandson, Dylan, so I’ve felt much of the same. Keeping a list of new sites in Paris as you share them for our next trip so thank you again. So happy for you and Bernie–enjoy every minute of your time there and thanks for sharing it all with us!


    • lspalla
      May 31, 2023 @ 8:04 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comments, Carol. I so remember when Dylan was born. Where does the time go?


  5. Pat
    May 31, 2023 @ 7:08 pm

    The staircase of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont are outstanding. I’m enjoying the pictures of Parians, many which are smiling back at us. I bet you have had many request for the 2 year picture comparisons of Carson. How did he get talker, while Natalie didn’t age at all. I still don’t understand how the sailboats work. Do you just push the out and wait for them to comge back someplace around the pool? Carson pizza looked the best. I’m glad you worked Medici fountain in – the group shot was a good way to do it. Good day.


    • lspalla
      May 31, 2023 @ 8:03 pm

      Yes, you were exacting correct about the sailboats. I think it’s so neat that even at 14, he enjoyed it. He’s not Mr. Cool yet! He’s eaten everything in sight.


  6. Cindi
    May 31, 2023 @ 9:46 pm

    What a fun day!!!! It’s so nice to follow along the four of you and your trip around the Left Bank. It’s nice Carson is enjoying this so much.


  7. Susan Fureigh
    May 31, 2023 @ 10:25 pm

    Such a delightful post, loving that Natalie and Carson are there to share in the fun!
    So many memories to make and cherish!

    Blessings to all!♥️


  8. Marcie Wingo
    June 1, 2023 @ 1:59 am

    Love following your spectacular journey.


  9. Linda Christall
    June 1, 2023 @ 8:17 am

    I just love seeing your posts, Linda… ❤️
    It’s so heavenly for me…
    Thank you for sharing all of the splendour !


    • lspalla
      June 1, 2023 @ 11:15 am

      Glad you figured out the comments!!


  10. Lynne Berry Vallely
    June 1, 2023 @ 2:07 pm

    Love this! Making wonderful memories. And yes, that boy deserves his Legos!


  11. Peggy
    June 1, 2023 @ 4:15 pm

    Loved your West Bank day! So many photos I want to comment on but my favorite is the school group in front of the red fire station doors! That is a prize winning photo! Loved the views from the cruise boat. Need to know which metro station that was? Cluny? The Eiffel Tower with the day moon is a perfect catch. Can’t believe how much Carson has grown in two years! I imagine you are glad to not be the person keeping him in clothes and shoes that fit! He is a very handsome young man, and seems to be a wonderful companion.


    • lspalla
      June 1, 2023 @ 7:14 pm

      Coming from you, the expert photographer, thanks for the accolades. Carson has just been wonderful. Hope your trip home is uneventful.


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