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  1. Cindi
    June 4, 2023 @ 11:52 am

    I’m happy to hear you and Bernie are taking time for some rest and relaxation. Yet you have taken time to share with us lovely photos of your beautiful surroundings. Carry on!


  2. Clara Borges
    June 4, 2023 @ 2:35 pm

    Priceless memories


  3. Jim Bullock
    June 4, 2023 @ 3:13 pm

    I was happy to see the Roman amphitheater, les Arenes de Lutec. One of the buildings that overlooks the arena is actually a hotel where we have stayed several times, Hotel Monge. It is a typical French hotel, small rooms, and a croissant with jam for breakfast. If you get a room on the backside (the arena) it is actually pretty quiet, even though it is on busy Rue Monge. And, if you’re staying in the summer, it has air conditioning. A big selling point for me.


    • lspalla
      June 4, 2023 @ 3:20 pm

      Jim, is that little hotel the one with the beautiful garden entry up a slight hill?


  4. Bonnie
    June 4, 2023 @ 3:15 pm

    Hello Linda,
    I was amazing at your and Bernie’s staying power this past week. Being 80, I find that I can’t power through a week or even a day, like I use to 5 years ago. And I am in very good health. It just happens. But, so glad you could do a week of adventures with your daughter and grandson. He will forever treasure the memories you made with him on this trip. Enjoy a few days of unhurried lunches and all. Of course laundry is up next isn’t it!


  5. Judy Gattis
    June 4, 2023 @ 3:27 pm

    Rest days are important at our age. We’re spending our last day lounging at the pool. No more beach! Too crowded, especially after viewing two weddings yesterday. I personally can’t imagine anything more miserable- weddings on a hot beach, even in late afternoon. To each his own. Even Cullen had enough beach. He concluded a perfect race track for his marbles and is content to be at the pool, activities abound and our suite three steps away. I just don’t know how you’re enduring the vertigo. You’re amazing. Has to be such a challenge. Will look forward to another month of adventures, WITH RESPITES!


    • lspalla
      June 4, 2023 @ 6:03 pm

      The vertigo has been tough. It comes and goes but overall, I think, is better. Just crazy! Seems like every year it’s something. However, really feeling my age this time.


  6. Kathryn Mahoney
    June 4, 2023 @ 8:22 pm

    George and I have really enjoyed your trip adventures.He is progressing very well from broken hip(5 weeks ago) and hopefully walking before long. Added my daughters name to your blog.Ann. she will be going to Paris first of Sept.before a cruise including Normandy. thanks again for your daily updates.


    • lspalla
      June 5, 2023 @ 4:24 am

      Give our very best to George!! So sorry to hear about the broken hip. Aging is not for wimps!


  7. Mary Jane
    June 5, 2023 @ 1:25 am

    I had not read your blog for several days for various reasons and today decided I would sit in my recliner and read the last 10+ days. I thoroughly enjoyed the blogs while Natalie and Carson were there and found myself enjoying Paris, vicariously more than I usually do! Your blogs were entertaining and enjoyable as well as educational! Thanks for sharing y’all’s fun, events, food choices, tours and absolutely stunning pictures!


  8. Mary Jane Caylor
    June 5, 2023 @ 2:32 am

    I unfortunately did not have an opportunity to read your blogs for several days and decided to sit in my recliner today and read the past 10 days. I have thoroughly enjoyed the tours, architecture and food in Paris vicariously. The visit from Natalie and Carson was fun and he seemed to enjoy Paris as much as the grown-up, if not more. He was a really good sport! I enjoyed y’all’s vast experiences (ups and downs), tours, traveling to Normandy on Memorial Day, scenery, and food! So happy for the beautiful weather!

    You and Bernie deserve a well eared rest as y’all are accomplished host and hostess!

    Happy Birthday Natilie 🙂


  9. Natalie Bass
    June 5, 2023 @ 5:08 pm

    Thanks for birthday wishes! Mom, someone suggested a good idea right before I came regarding nausea bracelets. Maybe also for the vertigo. We had a blast and are forever thankful for the Paris memories!!!


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