Life is much better after 24 hours in Paris, and we do love our new apartment, though we’re struggling with the location. A good night’s rest, new friends, and good food made for a smile on our faces. I do apologize for the negativity in my first post as I try always to make this blog a positive experience. And I should have never posted that horrible, bedraggled photo of myself! But it certainly did tell the story of our entry day.
Some of you have let me know that you can’t post comments to my blog. I have someone investigating the problem! As a former neighbor of mine once said, “The devil seems to have gotten into your trip!” Hopefully, not for long.
(I just now see where the comments are appearing from all of you. How wonderful! Hopefully the problem is solved.)
Yesterday was all about getting familiar with living in the apartment, finding our way around the neighborhood, grocery shopping for the basics, finding a place to dry our clothes, and actually eating in for lunch. It’s not too far to another Monoprix, and a lavomatic is just up the street. We are acknowledging that the bus may be our best way out of here back to our old neighborhood.
Yesterday afternoon, we did some reconnaissance for our river cruise on Bastille evening for dinner and fireworks. We will board the boat on the stretch of the Seine right below Musée d’Orsay. Bernie likes to make sure he knows exactly where we’re going and exactly how to get there. It was hot as hell but we managed. Last evening we had dinner with Roger and Kath Hansen, new friends from the flight over. We ate on the river with them and got our first shots of dogs and cafe chairs.
The beach or Paris Plage is up and running and summer has definitely arrived! Predictions are for 100 degree temps over the next week. Rather be hot here as opposed to hot in Alabama, though some A/C would be precious. Alas, we adjust, mais oui.
We are awaiting my daughter as I write to you!
Enjoy the photos,
L & B