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  1. John Tyson
    August 16, 2018 @ 4:18 am

    Thank you sweet lady. May God bless your travels home and that He may bring you and Bernie back to your beloved Paris.


  2. Katie and Rick McCool
    August 16, 2018 @ 4:30 am

    As always, we have totally enjoyed your blog each morning, and will miss it so much!! It makes me wish you would stay longer and write more!
    May your trip home be uneventful and your homecoming be joyous!


  3. Lin G
    August 16, 2018 @ 4:30 am

    Love this “street” scene…I think my faves were all cafe with dog scenes! Thank you for your blog that makes me feel an invited guest too. Looking forward to 2019 and perhaps a different season which will be fun. Have a healthy year both of you. Au revoir.


  4. Carol Lee
    August 16, 2018 @ 4:52 am

    Perfect reflection of your simply perfect adventure. I loved the Natalieisms. How fortunate for you guys to see through her eyes all the wonders of this magical experience.


  5. Cindi Ludwig
    August 16, 2018 @ 5:13 am

    I will miss reading yours and Bernie’s adventures in Paris, but will be happy to see you back in Huntsville, once we return. Wishing you safe travels.


  6. Beth Wise
    August 16, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    Once again, thank you for a marvelous summer. What a joy to read your posts first thing in the morning, living vicariously through your photos and words. Safe travels and see you soon.


  7. Penny Billings
    August 16, 2018 @ 10:27 am

    Safe travels dear friends. I will miss waking to read your tales of Paris. Great way to start the day. You are coming home to hot weather as well but lots of AC.


  8. Marlyn & Monica
    August 16, 2018 @ 11:09 am

    What a beautifully written summation of a special two months. Thanks for sharing Paris with us!

    M & M


  9. Alicia
    August 16, 2018 @ 11:16 am

    Me pareció divino leer esto. Trajo gratas memorias a mí de mis estadías en ❤ PARIS ❤


  10. Susan Richardson
    August 16, 2018 @ 11:48 am

    Thank you! I have enjoyed your time in Paris from my air conditioned home! It has been hot here in Alabama but I can’t imagine how you lived with the heat and no ac in Paris! Keep on traveling and blogging!

    Thanks again, Susan


  11. Clara Borges
    August 16, 2018 @ 11:55 am

    Safe travels Linda to both you and Bernie and to your beautiful daughter Natalie .i enjoyed following you will miss seeing your blog and photos !!! Au revoir Ps that last photo was priceless love love ❤️ merci will miss you


  12. Charles Gattis
    August 16, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    Nice reflections. We’ll be glad to have you at you states side home for awhile.


  13. Ann Wiles
    August 16, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

    Thank you, Linda, for sharing Paris with us this summer. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your Parisian adventures every morning with my coffee. I will miss it.

    I am definitely going to pick up “Bernie’s Paris” as soon as I can!

    Wishing you the best. Looking forward to fall of 2019. Au revoir!


  14. Peggy Vyncke
    August 16, 2018 @ 12:42 pm

    Enjoyed your blog. Paris is a great city and it’s fabulous that you have been able to experience it as you have.


  15. Debbie Jones
    August 16, 2018 @ 1:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey this summer and for sharing a few hours with us in Paris. I’m sure it’s hard to leave; the joy you and Bernie have about being in Paris is very evident. We will be happy to see you in Alabama!


  16. Fred
    August 16, 2018 @ 1:58 pm

    I have so much enjoyed your Blog; I will miss the commentary and the photos as they have been such a great way to start my mornings.

    Hope your trip home was uneventful.


  17. Peggy Bilbro
    August 16, 2018 @ 2:04 pm

    I’ve experienced our beloved Paris vicarious through your words and Bernie’s (and others) photos. Thanks for sharing your journey! Safe and easy travels and see you soon.
    Peggy B


    August 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    Thanks Linda. Natalie’s reflections are so good because they are exactly the impressions that many of us that have never been would have. Actually, she seems to be far more aware and observant than I would be(I believe 1 of your readers said Natalie was one her best students). Your summary covered so many areas that interested us and answered questions I hadn’t thought to ask. Now y’all need to take some time to catch your breath and recharge. Catch Your Breath – that sounds familiar for some reason. It’ll come to me. Great trip and we’re already looking forward to Paris in the fall. It’s going to be great. Thank you. Pat


  19. Linda Burris
    August 16, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

    I have so enjoyed your blog for the past few years. I will order your book and know I will enjoy reading it. After having been to Paris many time now I only go there in late Sept. and October. the city I love is so much cooler and less crowded
    In the Fall. Have you been to Cafe’ Constant ? My favorite in the St. Germaine.


  20. CarolynB
    August 16, 2018 @ 4:55 pm

    L&B, hope your journey is smoother than Natalie’s (and some people think travel is glamourous … not always!) and by the time you read your comments you’ve safely arrived home.

    Your writing and photos have been a joy as always, though I don’t know how you did it this year with the heat and steady stream of visitors, even if they were your friends and precious daughter. I know I’m not alone in saluting your generosity and stamina!

    Wishing you a blessed year of health and happiness. À la prochaine in the City of Light xxxx


  21. David Strother
    August 16, 2018 @ 6:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing your time in Paris with us, your readers. I will miss your daily posts. Safe travels.


  22. Deborah S Taylor
    August 16, 2018 @ 7:44 pm

    Ditto to everyone’s remarks…it has been exhilarating to be with you and Bernie as you navigated through the streets of Paris and beyond! Thanks for always having the time to share with us your views, photographs and stamina of the Parisian scene! Safe travels on your way back home!


  23. Sybil O'Brien
    August 16, 2018 @ 9:46 pm

    I picked up ‘Bernie’s Paris’ late into your trip this year. I wish that I’d done that earlier. It added to my enjoyment of your daily blog. Chapter 6 is my favorite and I can relate to some of your experiences. Natalie was a great addition to your trip; you have much to be proud of.


    • lspalla
      August 17, 2018 @ 9:24 am

      Thank you, Sybil. I’m so glad to have reconnected with Pat and found your friendship in the process.


  24. Jill Gardner
    August 17, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

    I so enjoy your travels! Only by living in a city and different culture do you truly come to understand the people. I am envious of your devotion to Paris and know you are both so blessed to be able to live in that place at least part of each year. I will look forward to seeing you and perhaps hearing more stories of this year’s adventure. Welcome home, “ya’ll”!


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