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  1. Marlyn & Monica
    July 7, 2021 @ 9:54 am

    We really enjoy the photographs! You both do beautiful work.

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  2. Talitha Culver
    July 7, 2021 @ 10:20 am

    Linda, I am so glad you and Bernie have been able to return to Paris and that I can vicariously enjoy your adventures. I am praying for the safe and timely arrival of Natalie, Carson and Emily on Saturday. Natalie is a former work colleague of mine which is how I found your blog several years ago. Your pictures and commentary are lovely! Keep them coming!

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  3. Debbie Dryer Coates
    July 7, 2021 @ 10:48 am

    Fingers crossed and special prayers for Natalie’s passport to arrive in time for her visit. Enjoying the pictures and following along. Thank you again for taking time to share Paris with us. Hugs, Debbie

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  4. Mary Jane
    July 7, 2021 @ 11:46 am

    Love your posts and living Vicariously in Paris!

    The little puppy dog in the water looks just like Serenity as she loves the water and if she had an opportunity she would jump in the Big Spring when we take a stroll downtown if I didn’t have a strong hold on her leash and good halter on her. 😉

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  5. Debbie Jones
    July 7, 2021 @ 11:53 am

    Same thing happening to one of my work colleagues. Her daughter is getting married in the south of France in August and she is due to leave in 2 weeks. She’s been trying to get her passport since April. Prayers it comes for all! Glad your weather is so lovely!

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    • lspalla
      July 7, 2021 @ 12:05 pm

      Heard early this morning that the passport will be delivered this morning by 10:30!!! God is good.

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  6. Katie McCool
    July 7, 2021 @ 11:56 am

    🙏🏻 For passport arrival! LOVE the photos! Thanks for my morning pleasure!

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  7. Melissa Brinkley
    July 7, 2021 @ 12:17 pm

    Yay and yay again! Natalie was one of my favorite students at Grissom! Your blog is wonderful and I enjoy it so. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Charles Gattis
    July 7, 2021 @ 12:21 pm

    Getting pictures of the lovers is much easier with a long lens. They don’t even know you are there. I found it much harder with an iPhone. You are getting great shots though. I love the doors.

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  9. Sharon Tyson
    July 7, 2021 @ 12:48 pm

    So VERY glad that the passport issue has been solved and pretty soon they will be on their way. Know it will be memorable for all of them!!! Looks as though you two are “settling in” and starting to make those lifetime memories.

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  10. Nancy
    July 7, 2021 @ 12:56 pm

    Love the photos!

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  11. Thad Mauldin
    July 7, 2021 @ 1:06 pm

    Love the photos and comments. Thanks for.the blog.
    Thas

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  12. Judy Gattis
    July 7, 2021 @ 1:16 pm

    Hooray that passport is on the way!!! Carson especially would have been so disappointed not to be able to go and experience Paris with his grandmother.
    Breezy here too and very chilly- 56 now at 8:00 and going into 40’s tonight. I’m NOT complaining.

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  13. Penny Billings
    July 7, 2021 @ 1:50 pm

    Hopeful passport makes it. Pictures are great fun!!! Rainy day here!!

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  14. Earle Self
    July 7, 2021 @ 2:34 pm

    We went through the passport crunch a few years back, when State suddenly decided that one needed a passport for the Caribbean and Canada. We finally ended up paying $100+ to an expediting agency to have someone stand in line at the State Department to receive our documents. Of course, about the time we received them, the department recanted and relaxed the rules, so it was a needless expenditure…

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  15. Beth
    July 7, 2021 @ 3:29 pm

    Loving this as always! You do an amazing job of transporting us all to beautiful Paris! I hope to be there in October and will be paying closer-than-usual attention to your wonderful posts. Best to you both and SO happy the passport issue is resolved.

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  16. Charla
    July 7, 2021 @ 3:31 pm

    It’s almost like being there! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

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  17. Natalie Bass
    July 7, 2021 @ 3:36 pm

    @Debbie Jones, if she’s in Alabama, I have the girls you should reach out to!! Contact me!! NatalieAuburnRealtor@gmail.com 334.740.8979

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  18. Natalie Bass
    July 7, 2021 @ 3:40 pm

    @Earle Self anyone that has dealt with passport issues can definitely sympathize especially because international travel is stressful enough before having to engage hysterics of Covid Passport situation. They initially said the expedited was 4 to 6 weeks so we paid for that and to have it overnighted back. Yesterday we found out expedited went to over 10 weeks and then we were told 12 to 14 weeks. So we were about to cancel the trip when finally we started to get some very encouraging words from Senator Tuberville‘s office and combined with MIKE ROGERS and Senator Shelby, I received an email that said it would be here today! We are anxiously awaiting it but still have plenty of time to spare! It was a 14 hour day of stress, devastation, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, followed by hopefulness, thankfulness and then excitement 😜

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  19. Sophia
    July 7, 2021 @ 4:20 pm

    So glad the passport is on it’s way! Hopefully Bernie will be camera ready when the Tour de France reaches Paris!

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  20. Cindi
    July 7, 2021 @ 4:24 pm

    Great news about Natalie’s niece’s passport! Everyone can breath a sigh of relief once she has it in hand. You have already shared some lovely photos. So glad you haven’t run into any angry anti- maskers on your travels. … thus far. Hope your days continue to greet you with beautiful weather and interesting sites.

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  21. Cindi
    July 7, 2021 @ 5:31 pm

    Good news all around. Passport issues fixed, weather is cooperating, couples are out and about creating memorable moments for you to capture, and interesting doors are in abundance ,as is art in unusual spots. Love following along.

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  22. Peggy Bilbro
    July 8, 2021 @ 5:03 pm

    Jumping in late on this post. I hope the passport issue has resolved itself! Too much stress! Love your photos.
    Peggy B

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    • lspalla
      July 8, 2021 @ 6:43 pm

      Passport was delivered today!!!!

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  23. Donna Rush
    July 11, 2021 @ 7:39 pm

    Your blog is a special way to enjoy Paris. It is now a tradition that I look forward to with great anticipation. We aren’t returning abroad until fall of ‘02 so your blog is especially wonderful this year! So glad the passport situation is resolved and I hope the family arrived without incident.

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