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  1. Peggy Bilbro
    July 29, 2021 @ 8:53 am

    We are here and settling in quite well, but still have shopping to do and hope to try to get our vaccination app set up this morning. Jim is trying to update our Metro NAVIGO cards on-line which, as you know is a challenge, as is anything done online! Did you see the Fontaine Stravinsky between Saint-Merry and the Centre Pompidou? Also, is the huge wall mural of Dali still there? We are ready and champing at the bit to get out and around in Paris and get together with you and Bernie!

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    • lspalla
      July 29, 2021 @ 9:15 am

      We always end up going to the window at the subway and getting the attendant to update our Navigo cards. The kiosk never works for us though not for trying. We’ve never tried on line before. The fountain is completely torn up and the pool is empty. Everything in Paris is under renovation for the Olympics.

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  2. Monica & Marlyn
    July 29, 2021 @ 11:37 am

    You will love “All the Devils are Here.” We thought if you often when reading it, and Louise Penny is a favorite. Send us a rainy day; we’d love to have one.

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  3. Lynne Berry Vallely
    July 29, 2021 @ 11:49 am

    Love to see my Huntsville friends communicating with each other via Paris blog while in Paris. And loving the blog! Your new book is riveting, esp since you are there.

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    • lspalla
      July 29, 2021 @ 3:02 pm

      I’m finishing another one but will start this one soon!

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  4. Chris Parton
    July 29, 2021 @ 12:09 pm

    Great pictures! Weather looks great as well.

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    • lspalla
      July 29, 2021 @ 3:01 pm

      Thanks, son!

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  5. Earle Self
    July 29, 2021 @ 1:19 pm

    When there was news that ranitidine (since taken off the market), then the related famotidine (Pepcid) was helpful for a COVID infection, Europe promptly sold out. My daughter has to take it twice daily, so we’ve been sending her care packages now for over a year…

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  6. Ginny
    July 29, 2021 @ 1:43 pm

    Thank you so much for all the images of Paris taken on your daily adventures. I’m sure we are seeing a Paris the average tourist does not. So enchanting in an old world way. I regret not visiting Paris when I lived in Germany so many years ago. The European flavor is delicious!!!

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    • lspalla
      July 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

      Yes, too bad you didn’t visit Paris. It’s really great right now as there are so few people.

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  7. Charla
    July 29, 2021 @ 2:48 pm

    Linda, I just finished reading “The Bookseller” by Mark Pryor, murder mystery fiction that takes place in Paris (one of a series that takes place in Paris). I think you might enjoy.

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    • lspalla
      July 29, 2021 @ 2:59 pm

      Thanks!

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  8. Judy Gattis
    July 29, 2021 @ 2:48 pm

    Really joyed these lovely rooftop scenes. Am sure y’all and the Bilbao’s will again have a delightful time. We begin our journey home tomorrow. Will be back Monday. Will let you know how the appointment goes Wednesday.

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  9. Jeanie Thompson
    July 29, 2021 @ 3:02 pm

    Linda, thank you again for taking me to Paris for a few minutes this morning. It certainly gives me a fresh perspective to forget this place for a while.

    But I have to say that when I went to he Pompidou with you and the visitor from Huntsville who was going to Spalding that time, I was stunned and thrilled to see the Gerhard Richter retrospective. I love modern art (though not exclusively) so next time I’m in Paris, I’m headed back there and will also try the rooftop cafe. That food looked divine!

    Have you thought of downloading a cross word book from an online provider? There must be hundreds out there!

    Love you and Bernie!
    Jeanie

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    • lspalla
      July 30, 2021 @ 5:30 am

      Jeanie, you’re going to love my answer about the crosswords. Remember the Red Wheelbarrow bookstore just down from our apartment on rue St. Paul? You and I went to a book signing there once. The same owner moved over across from Luxembourg Gardens. I emailed her and she’s ordered some for me! I have done them on line and it’s about the same for me as reading a book on line.

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  10. Cindi
    July 29, 2021 @ 9:35 pm

    I so enjoyed photos of Restaurant George! It is a welcome contrast to “Old Paris” photos. Hope the cool temperatures continue minus the rain so you are not hold up in your apartment.

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  11. Jeanie
    July 31, 2021 @ 7:01 pm

    Linda, I remember the Red Wheelbarrow very well. So glad she is still open and in such a great location!

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  12. Natalie
    August 1, 2021 @ 4:10 am

    That would have been an awesome spot for the fireworks! And I can’t believe Bernie could see all of that from the top. That’s pretty impressive. Those are probably my favorite café chairs yet! The design and the color.

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