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  1. Cindi
    July 5, 2021 @ 9:23 am

    I’m so pleased to hear you and Bernie made it safely and without incident to your favorite destination. I look forward to your daily blog sharing the highlights of life in Paris.
    Cindi

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  2. Jodie Clements
    July 5, 2021 @ 11:23 am

    Thanks Linda! We feel like we are there with you!
    Much love to you and Bernie !
    From Jodie and Dennis Clements

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  3. Envy Billings
    July 5, 2021 @ 11:32 am

    Thank you so much for sharing. Love my vicarious travels to France through your blog! Thank you.

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  4. Debbie Dryer-Coates
    July 5, 2021 @ 11:34 am

    I can feel the excitement in your post. I am looking forward to following along with you the next three months. Hugs to you both. Debbie

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  5. Penny Billings
    July 5, 2021 @ 11:34 am

    Bonjour. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to the next chapter

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  6. Anne S
    July 5, 2021 @ 11:55 am

    So good to hear of your safe and stress free trip and happy 3 month beginning. Look forward to hearing more happy news.

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  7. Terry
    July 5, 2021 @ 12:26 pm

    Welcome to Paris! Let the fun begin!!

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  8. Judy Gattis
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:05 pm

    Looks like a very different Paris. So glad your journey was safe and uneventful. Let the fun begin!!! We arrive at our condo this afternoon.

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  9. Earle Self
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:12 pm

    Excellent séjour!

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  10. Charles Gattis
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:18 pm

    Glad you are there and safe. We make it to Minnesota today after a four day car trip. Has not been bad, just somewhat painful with my back condition that I can’t seem to improve. Wish I were there to help you with WordPress—it’s always a challenge. I feel you pain.

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  11. O'Brien
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:24 pm

    Great start to the day. We find you in Bernie back in Paris, Tour de France is running back to back on TV, a very nice stained glass door, and Paris finally adding a little sophistication to it’s culinary selection by adding SUBWAY (my favorite). If you don’t think you’ll burst into flames, step inside and check out the menu. I’d be interested to know if the ingredients are similar to ours here or are localized. Have a great Summer. If the crowds continue to be sparse, I can imagine a different feel to your visit.

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  12. Sharon Tyson
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:29 pm

    Boy, that smile on Bernie’s face says it all!!!!!!!!! Glad that the trip was uneventful and all is well upon your arrival. Like so many others, I love traveling along with you as you and Bernie make more of those “lifetime” memories. Happy days and lovely strolls in the fabulous “City of Light”!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Jeanie Thompson
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:42 pm

    Linda, I feel like I’m right there with you as I see the photos of the apartment where I was fortunate to stay with you several times. And seeing the kitchen reminded me of the play “Saran Wrap” that I conceived but never wrote — about your visitors (Bernie’s cousin?). This is the best news — that you are happily ensconced once again in Paris! I hope you will be able to see that ATGET exhibit at the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson that I learned about in EYE PREFER PARIS. My photographer friend Wayne Sides and I wish we could jump a plane and see it together. Much love to you both, Jeanie

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    • lspalla
      July 5, 2021 @ 3:59 pm

      Jeanie, I have written this exhibit infor down and we’ll try to find out where it is. Today, we went by the Shakespeare bookstore and I remembered our little celebration at the cafe next door.

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  14. Katie McCool
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:48 pm

    Oh my! What a wonderful treat to wake up to your blog! The pictures evoke so many memories of my favorite place that I now have tears in my eyes! But joy in my heart as I rejoice your safe arrival and warm welcome! I love the two themes you’ve picked and look forward to a wonderful three months of travel with you!

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  15. Betsy Cobb
    July 5, 2021 @ 1:54 pm

    So glad you are there!! I love traveling with you. The outside dining is so reminiscent of NYC! Have a great 3 months!

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  16. Fred
    July 5, 2021 @ 2:23 pm

    Bernie, you don’t look a day older than the last time we got together. Nice!

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  17. Amy Cameron
    July 5, 2021 @ 2:53 pm

    Enjoying ur blog once again highlight my days! Know this 3 months will be extra special. Hope U may be able to see Laurie and Pierre even though ur schedule is really full.

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  18. Janet Watson
    July 5, 2021 @ 3:01 pm

    I’m so happy for you and Bernie that you are in your Paris home! Thanks for sharing a bit of Paris!

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  19. Jill Gardner
    July 5, 2021 @ 3:35 pm

    Glad you had safe travels!
    Bernie looks so happy!!
    Enjoy your stay!
    Love, Jill

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  20. Judy McPeak
    July 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

    Wonderful news that you are there and your travel was smooth. Your blog is always interesting and such fun! Looking forward to more Paris lovers and door knockers.

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  21. Dorcas Harris
    July 5, 2021 @ 5:10 pm

    Félicitations Linda and Bernie!!

    You two are intrepid travelers whose long wait to return to PARIS has finally ended – a well-deserved reward for all of your waiting and careful planning.
    I look forward to your posts and will read each one with joy and a little bit of envy. (Or maybe a lot!)

    Meilleurs amitiés,
    Dorcas

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  22. Joy Shackelford
    July 5, 2021 @ 5:26 pm

    How perfect it sounds. So happy for you both. Love the themes. We are headed to Atlanta area for a garden and pet loving time.

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  23. Peggy
    July 5, 2021 @ 6:16 pm

    So glad you are there safe and sound with an easy travel experience. We are still in anxiety mode for our travels on the 11th. Paris sounds lovely, as always! I hope they are through with all the road work on your street and that you can comfortably stroll the neighborhood. See you in a few weeks!

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    • lspalla
      July 6, 2021 @ 4:52 am

      No road work!! Very, very cool. I never seem to hit the wardrobe choices just right. I was prepared for very hot weather. 50’s at night. Low 70’s during the day. Not complaining, just unprepared!

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  24. Janice Turner
    July 5, 2021 @ 7:43 pm

    Linda and Bernie, Congratulations on your safe arrival. Uneventful destination travels are the very best! I’m looking forward to your blogs and Bernie’s photos as I, once more, travel vicariously through Paris!
    Lovers, doorknobs, your musings and other fanciful photos will be treasures I savor!

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  25. Janice Turner
    July 5, 2021 @ 7:48 pm

    Congratulations on your safe arrival! I’m looking forward to your blog, Bernie’s photos and the themes! Treasures to be savored!

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  26. Mary Jane Caylor
    July 5, 2021 @ 7:57 pm

    Have been looking forward to your first blog and it was fabulous! Have fun and savor every minute on exciting adventures everyday.

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  27. June & Buddy Guynes
    July 5, 2021 @ 11:06 pm

    So happy for you- and for us with whom you share the joy of travel, especially in Paris. We thank you so much! Carry on!

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  28. Carol Bell
    July 6, 2021 @ 2:17 am

    So happy you are both in your favorite place and for such a nice long visit. Perfect solution on your apartment is for you and Bernie to buy it and rent to all of us when you are not there! I so look forward to starting my day with your blog the next 3 months. Brings me such joy!

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  29. Natalie Bass
    July 6, 2021 @ 5:31 am

    Oh my goodness – for sale!? Glad I’ll get to see it once again before perhaps not. Alas – the weather is NICE…Paris must know I’m coming back!! Love the themes…I completely missed the vote but will be fun to watch and search for. A SUBWAY and right across from your apartment…Carson will have a full belly after all! Is it the same menu as the states?? And I’m STOKED about all of the outside seating! I enjoy reading the blogs AND reading the comments from everyone. Speaking of, my curiosity is peaked about this Saran Wrap shenanigans…do tell 🙂

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    • lspalla
      July 6, 2021 @ 9:17 am

      Saran Wrap??? Don’t understand. We have never eaten at the Subway so don’t know about the menu.

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  30. Natalie Bass
    July 7, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

    Mom, Jeanie Thompson’s comment! 😜

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  31. Mary Boucher
    July 8, 2021 @ 12:52 am

    Looking forward to your posts and life in Paris while you and Bernie are there.
    It is so enjoyable to see and feel the streets of Paris through your and Bernies’s eyes and cameras.
    Enjoying.

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    • lspalla
      July 8, 2021 @ 5:17 am

      Merci! Glad you are joining us!

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