Finding our Paris Rhythm on Day Two
We’ve discovered several great things about our little Paris apartment…it has a very comfortable bed (9 hours of sleep last night for two tired souls) and a fantastic large shower. I believe with those two amenities, we can easily be at home here. The motto is: a place for everything and everything in its place. For sure, it will be another memory. Our landlord has been most gracious and helpful and greeted us yesterday with two bottles of wine, a bottle of champagne and a bouquet of red roses!!
This has definitely been what we refer to as a slow easy day. It started out quite cool and cloudy this morning, but by day’s end, the sun had graced us with its warmth. We walked to our second apartment on rue Beautrellis (the one with 70 steps) just to check it out and love the location. We met our friend Richard Nahem of the blog EYE PREFER PARIS for a cup of coffee in the neighborhood and started arranging for him to take a photo shoot of Bernie and me for possible use on the cover on our book. Remember it’s due out hopefully in October.
Then we decided just to cruise the neighborhood and capture some of the familiar surroundings for you in pictures. Just click on each one to enlarge it for a better view.
We concluded our day at a favorite cafe for dinner and a popular Paris dessert, Cafe Gourmand. We met a delightful, young New York couple enjoying Paris together. We offered a tour of Montmartre if the weather improves before they leave on Saturday, so we’ll see if that materializes.
The really drastic news of the day hit Bernie pretty hard. His golden Métro ticket appears to have finally stopped working. It’s 8 or 9 years old and has saved us hundreds of dollars. Oh well. We certainly can’t complain. This evening we ran into some of our friends and neighbors on the street and reconnected with one of our favorite waiters at Ma Bourgogne.
If you see demonstrations going on in Paris in the news, they are not close to us. The transportation unions associated with the trains and airports are protesting about the labor laws.
Love hearing from you!
A tout a’leure,
L & B
May 18, 2016 @ 4:50 am
Lots of interesting people in today’s pictures! I can almost smell Paris…..
May 18, 2016 @ 5:02 am
Good to hear from you and see Bernie’s wonderful pictures! It sounds like you are off to a great start for another wonderful adventure. Have fun and enjoy every minute!
L’envoi de l’amour,
May 18, 2016 @ 7:45 am
OH NO!! to the metro ticket! And Yes! To the Beautiful pictures! And thanks for sharing Richards blog …81 degrees in Huntsville today, so enjoy your cool weather!
May 18, 2016 @ 8:20 am
Yes, a real bummer in re: to the Metro ticket!
May 18, 2016 @ 8:08 am
hello Linda, how fabulous that you two are back in dreamy Paris and loving every minute. Neil and I are enjoying Chateau life in the Midi Pyrenees but I think I’d swap it for an apartment in Paris any day!!! I will tag along with you for our last couple of weeks in France. We go to UK on 1 June. Keep posting those lovely photos Linda. xGai
May 18, 2016 @ 8:19 am
Nice to hear from you, Gai! Enjoy your summer.
May 18, 2016 @ 9:58 am
Hello Linda , I loved to hear about your day . I love the photos I just love this city . Can’t wait for your book in October!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful journey keep posting. Clara
May 18, 2016 @ 1:13 pm
Thanks so much for your very kind comments!
May 18, 2016 @ 10:50 am
This post in particular and the accompanying photos give a real sense of a uniquely Paris neighborhood and community. Your people experiences enhance your story all the more.
May 18, 2016 @ 1:12 pm
Next year, you and Bob!
May 18, 2016 @ 12:59 pm
Wonderful photos as always. Your book should be a coffee table photo book as well. Thank you for sharing Paris.
May 18, 2016 @ 1:12 pm
Thanks, Sophia! We leave for our cruise soon. Will miss you and Dudley.
May 18, 2016 @ 1:04 pm
How wonderful to see belle Paris through your eyes. I feel as if I am looking over your shoulder as you stroll. Have a marvelous visit and thank you for sharing so beautifully in word and photo. Best to you both!
May 18, 2016 @ 1:11 pm
Glad you are along for the trip!!
May 18, 2016 @ 1:36 pm
So happy to hear that your Paris adventure is off to a great start! Your reflections bring back fond memories for me of my brief time in Paris as a college student. The cool temps you are experiencing reminded me that my first purchase after arriving in mid June was a wool cardigan! Looking forward to following along in your travels!
May 18, 2016 @ 2:09 pm
So excited for the next chapter of your summer in Paris! Perfect news that the bed is comfortable and you have a view. C’est magnifique!
May 18, 2016 @ 5:52 pm
Linda, so happy to be traveling in Paris with you again this year! You cannot imagine how much I enjoy this fantastic armchair adventure.
May 19, 2016 @ 12:50 am
I recognized all these photos! We’ve dined at Royale Turenne; I immediately recognized l’etre Ange; of course the Place des Vosges is always lovely! We are ready for Paris!