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  1. CarolynB
    August 9, 2018 @ 8:05 am

    Yippee!! Well done to Natalie on the journey and the airport mother-daughter photo is the best!!

    Such a joy to read this and see all the awesome photos. Looks like a perfect first day in Paris. Have a great day today!


  2. Marlyn & Monica
    August 9, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    Really beautiful photos.


  3. Judy Castrichini
    August 9, 2018 @ 11:12 am

    Lovely photos and obviously a fantastic opportunity for some family time in fabulous Paris!!!


  4. Charles Gattis
    August 9, 2018 @ 11:46 am

    So glad Natalie is there. What a great time for you together! Judy and I are honored to have her using OUR room. Loved the shots of the chimney pots. Love to all.


  5. Ann Jeanne
    August 9, 2018 @ 11:49 am

    Wonderful photos ! Wish you a beautiful time with Natalie. I believe the temperature happily changed especially for her !


  6. Carol Lee
    August 9, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Natalie is beautiful. You two have so much to share with her but I am sure you have planned every moment. Enjoy!


  7. Jeanie Thompson
    August 9, 2018 @ 1:17 pm

    What a photo gallery! Wow!!! I know you are happy to have Natalie safely there with you. You all look so happy and wonderful in the photos. Jeanie


  8. Katie and Rick McCool
    August 9, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

    How wonderful to share your favorite city with your daughter! Enjoy every moment! Lots of hugs!


  9. Cindi
    August 9, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

    So happy to hear Natalie has arrived safe and sound in Paris! You all didn’t waste any time seeing the sites. I know you’re looking forward to sharing the city with her. Great picture of the two of you.


  10. Sophia
    August 9, 2018 @ 2:13 pm

    Bernie looks as excited to show Natalie Paris as her mother. Enjoy the visit and cooler temps. It is suppose to get back to the 90’s for us next week.


    August 9, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

    The bar scene lighting and decor looked quite laid back and inviting. The benches and tables made of pallets remind of my early furniture. Do street musicians provide music along the river at night? Seeing TV antennae mixed with the chimneys made we wonder if there is cable TV, telephone, and internet in Paris. Wiring the old buildings would seem difficult. What are Natalie’s 1st impressions? Thank you.


    • lspalla
      August 9, 2018 @ 4:36 pm

      There are street musicians everywhere in public areas but they have to pay a fee and be approved. In the bars, the bands are probably booked for a fee. And oh yes, Paris has cable TV, telephones and internet! Natalie’s first impressions are pure delight at being here, having no responsibility, and just going where we take her. She is very pleased that it is so cool outside today as we all are.


  12. Melissa Brinkley
    August 9, 2018 @ 8:12 pm

    So excited to see Natalie on her wonderful trip. She was one of my favorite students at Grissom. Enjoy your time together in Paris! Sincerely, Melissa Brinkley


    • lspalla
      August 10, 2018 @ 5:13 am

      Natalie was thrilled to see your message, and she is having a wonderful time. Great memories. Today is the Eiffel Tower and the Champs!


  13. Lynne Berry Vallely
    August 10, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

    What a cutie! Enjoy!


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