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  1. Clara
    June 2, 2017 @ 10:51 am

    So happy to hear you’ve arrived and all is well looking forward to all your photos


  2. Charles Gattis
    June 2, 2017 @ 11:17 am

    We’re so glad you are there and feeling good. Please be safe and keep alert, as I know you will. We were so proud and grateful for the French president’s comments last night.


  3. Shobha
    June 2, 2017 @ 11:40 am

    Glad to know you made it safely. Enjoy!


  4. Barbara
    June 2, 2017 @ 1:32 pm

    Oh I love those windows!

    Glad you’re “home” and settling in. Perhaps the party by the river was for the unicorns I see there.

    Hope/know it’s the first of many happy days.


  5. Jim link
    June 2, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

    Linda, we are pleased to know you have safely arrived. Have fun! Jim and Judy


  6. Stephen O Shipley
    June 2, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

    Glad you made it and you’ve taken photos of real Parisian people! Bernie, I presume you received my last response to our text….you can add french to your ‘languages’ on your phone which makes it much easier if you wish to text in franglais. You should be able to get into some political demonstrations soon, so I hope you will take pictures of your fellow activists. And NO BACKPACKS! Linda did not acknowledge my suggestion for Bastille Day, as if she was just too busy because you were headed to the airport (il n’y a pas de souci) but if you did NOT receive the post about the concert at the Champs de Mars, between the Eiffel Tower and Ecole Militaire, let me know I’ll be happy to resend.

    Be careful, Have Fun!, and remember you are old people now.


    • lspalla
      June 2, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

      Old is only a state of mind!


  7. Jeanie Thompson
    June 2, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

    Linda, I’m glad you and Bernie arrived safely and are quickly and efficiently back into your Paris routine! I am completely smitten with E. Macrone and watched his response to our president yesterday about three times. “France is your nation.” Wow. I wish I was a young climate change scientist. He’s brilliant and I hope his policies do well in France so that he can stay in for a while. I’m going to Italy in a few weeks and then will teach for Spalding in SCOTLAND! A late addition to my trip. So life will be interesting…I’ll look forward to hearing and seeing your reports. Love, Jeanie


  8. Cindi Ludwig
    June 2, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

    Delighted to hear you have arrived safely and already living the life!


  9. CA
    June 2, 2017 @ 7:43 pm

    this is a test of the comments


  10. Peggy
    June 2, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

    So glad you are there and settling into your Parisian routine, though i am sorry about the heat! I see that short shorts have made their way to Paris. I wonder what else will be new this season.


  11. Mary Jane Caylor
    June 2, 2017 @ 11:35 pm

    So happy your travels were safe and easy going through Customs. I love these posts and look forward to your next one!


  12. Chris PARTON
    June 3, 2017 @ 2:40 am

    Only 13 days! kids are excited…


    • lspalla
      June 3, 2017 @ 4:30 am

      So are we! Bring a variety of clothes to accommodate any kind of weather. It can turn on a dime. Last year this time, we nearly froze to death.


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