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  1. Ann Wiles
    November 18, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    Linda, oh how I love your blog! I was sad to see we only have three more weeks. What will I do while I am drinking my coffee every morning. You and Bernie are like energizer bunnies. Daily exploring, shopping, eating out, entertaining, and lots of walking are the norm for you all. I love reading about every bit of it. I too love Paris and you enable me to experience it every morning.
    Sounds like Bernie had a memorable birthday! Just having that wonderful picture of his special dinner with brothers and family makes it all worth it.
    Thank you again for your delightful blog!


    • lspalla
      November 18, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

      Merci, Ann! It takes a lot of time and your feedback is so appreciated.


  2. Charles Gattis
    November 18, 2019 @ 12:50 pm

    Ah, that mayor again! I can imagine what the tour guides are saying about her today. As to Paris, you have made it comfortable for us as well. I was amazed when I was there at how much I remembered and even at how I might be able to get around. Your blog and our visits make it feel like another “home” for us. I am amazed at the similarities and the differences between Paris and our world here in Huntsville. I am also aware, particularly in the emphasis on Christmas, how different Paris is from London. Each place has its own personality.


  3. Cindi
    November 18, 2019 @ 2:32 pm

    The Christmas Market photos remind me a little bit of our state fairs atmosphere with rides and “ bad food”. Looks like fun for the whole family!


    • lspalla
      November 18, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

      Reminded me of the Lincoln County Fair!


  4. Pat O'Brien
    November 18, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Experiencing the lead up to Christmas in Paris is proving to be very enjoyable. Charles Gattis said that London and Paris celebrate Christmas differently. Do you know how they are different? Tks


    • lspalla
      November 18, 2019 @ 8:05 pm

      I don’t know the answer, Pat. I might guess that it has something to do with differences in Anglican and Catholic traditions but that’s just a guess.


  5. CarolynB
    November 18, 2019 @ 10:28 pm

    What a wonderful week and such poignant goog-byes. Linda you’re a shining star and so is Bernie.

    Great info re the Tuileries ‘market’ and I agree with Antonia 🙂

    Looking forward to your Christmasy light photos. We only wish you were staying longer so we’d overlap again.

    Have a great Paris week dear L&B!


  6. Stephen Shipley
    November 20, 2019 @ 11:13 pm

    Someday, you and/or Bernie will wish you had many more pictures of each other amongst all the scenery.

    Thanks again for being such a lovely and considerate host to Bill and I. It was, indeed, the trip of a lifetime.
    ylf sos


    • lspalla
      November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 am

      Enjoyed having you in Paris, Steve. Thanks for the petite table tray and the Christmas ornament. Sorry you don’t like our choice of photos but likely won’t change. We’re trying to share Paris with folks, not build a family album! Over 16 years, we have hundreds of photos of each other! THis year was all about the light theme and now over the next two weeks, everything will be about Christmas lights. Try to enjoy!! See you perhaps again during the holidays.


  7. Peggy Bilbro
    November 21, 2019 @ 2:31 pm

    What fun! We shall enjoy your last thre3 weeks with you!


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