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  1. Peggy
    May 16, 2023 @ 9:17 am

    Sorry you are having a chilly May in Paris! It has been cool and rainy here also. Would like to have some warm dry weather while still here, but it isn’t looking good for that. I am sure we will be wanting some of this cool weather when we are in Paris in August! Bernie looks like he is maintaining his usual good humor in spite of the weather and missing metro line 1.


  2. Monica & Marlyn
    May 16, 2023 @ 11:01 am

    Orange tree– very pretty. (Nope, that’s a different song.) We like the reflection pictures!


    • lspalla
      May 16, 2023 @ 11:41 am

      How is Marlyn doing?


  3. Charles Gattis
    May 16, 2023 @ 11:29 am

    You are doing well with the reflections. Part of the challenge is seeing the possibilities since the reflections are so close to the ground. I try, but haven’t gotten the shot I really want yet. Hope you have a great day—really enjoying your trip.


  4. Cindi
    May 16, 2023 @ 11:52 am

    Rain rain go away Linda and Bernie want to play. Sounds like you made the best out of a bad weather day. Dessert photos are enticing. I remember the bear restaurant and cherish our photos of us there.


  5. Judy Gattis
    May 16, 2023 @ 2:18 pm

    Kudos with the reflections. Fun to look for when strolling. Remind us to tell of Charles’ quest for a particular reflection of a lighthouse in MN. Always enjoy the sweets pictures and what a neat contrast with the orange.


  6. Susan Fureigh
    May 16, 2023 @ 8:13 pm

    Lovely bakery treats, and all the rain has produced deep green grass and foliage all around.
    So pretty!


  7. Toni Hamley
    May 16, 2023 @ 9:45 pm

    I’m disappointed for y’all having such cool weather. Hopefully it will be short lived. Love the thriving little orange tree! Just curious about the French people’s weight since they love bread and deserts
    so much. Here it seems obesity is
    is the norm across the nation.


    • lspalla
      May 17, 2023 @ 4:19 am

      Bonjour Toni! It’s hard for us to imagine how much walking people do on a daily basis here in Paris. Their feet are their cars. That offsets some of the calories BUT we do notice some who are heading toward obesity. That has changed greatly over the last 20 years. American fast food with burgers and fries is a big favorite here as well as much larger servings. Pizza is also a big hit. Where there used to be an adorable, locally owned shop, now there’s a new food place. It seems the whole world is all about eating. Wine is still the top beverage but so are beer and sodas with the young people. How are my azaleas doing? Have they come out at all?


  8. Ann Rivard
    May 17, 2023 @ 5:16 am

    You two are amazing! You are like the ever-ready bunny! You just keep going. And we love it. Thanks for your always interesting words and photos.


  9. Donna L Rush
    May 17, 2023 @ 12:46 pm

    Love the idea of puddle reflections. Thank you for taking us along for your adventures and for sharing the joys and challenges of travel. We just got back and we are ready to go again. Your blog always “scratches that itch!”


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