Saying Goodbye in Paris to Wonderful Friends
Our visit extraordinaire comes to an end today. Sharon and Johnny Tyson left via taxi at 6:50am for the airport, and Dennis and Jodie Clements will depart in their taxi about 3:30 for Barcelona and another 12-day round of touring and cruising. BUT not before we whisk them to a church service at the lovely American cathedral of Paris. Jodie loves to squeeze every drop of possible fun however she can.
Wow, what a busy and nearly perfect ten days we’ve had together. The weather has been gorgeous, avoiding those heinous hot, hot temps which bring all enjoyment to a halt. We’ve eaten great food, laughed until we’ve cried, and forged some lasting memories. But we are all a little tired… “on est fatigue!” I’m so proud of Sharon who has kept up with all the walking and step-climbing. Paris is not an easy city!
Our last two days together were spent on the Left Bank starting with a visit to Notre Dame, then across the river to the Shakespeare book store, St. Julien de Pauvre, rue de Huchette, the fountain at St. Michel, Boulevard St. Germain des Prés, lunch at Le Procope, the Luxembourg Gardens, Eglise St. Sulpice, and for Jodie and Dennis, the Cluny Museum with Roman ruins and the Unicorn Tapestries.
I told all of them that I was going to make a list of everything we didn’t see! We scratched what I call the “tourist surface” of Paris, but the second and third levels are luscious and remaining for other visits. It takes years to see all that Paris has to offer. Hope you enjoy the photos which are a combination of everyone’s efforts.
Dennis had some great additional shots from the Luxembourg Gardens but they will not load into Word Press which is what I use for the blog post. Too bad!
The street scene of the day was this most interesting chandelier inside a store on Ile St. Louis.
Well, that concludes our “Grande visite” and surely hope you’ve had some fun with us. This afternoon we’re looking forward to relaxing and watching Le Tour de France when it departs from a bridge we have seen near Montpellier…Le Viaduc de Millau.
L & B
July 22, 2018 @ 7:32 am
Lovely post and photos, especially the top one of you and Bernie! Hope you both have a blessed day and evening with some well-deserved rest.
Safe travels to your friends and as always I look forward to your wonderful posts from Paris.
July 22, 2018 @ 7:36 am
Merci beaucoup! You always send such sweet thoughts.
Marlyn & Monica
July 22, 2018 @ 10:44 am
What a great photo of you and Bernie at the top of today’s posting!
July 22, 2018 @ 12:10 pm
I have enjoyed Paris from the comfort of my bed! It was is a wonderful trip for me! Keep enjoying!
July 22, 2018 @ 12:24 pm
What a worldwind 10 days! I have enjoyed your travels and photos. People pictures are always interesting, but my favorite today is the altar at St. Sulpice. Rest and relax so you can enjoy the remainder of your time in Paris.
July 22, 2018 @ 1:35 pm
I love the photo of your and Bernie looking at the lunch options! Cute!
July 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Lovely photos! It looks like they had a wonderful time. We’ve decided to go to 6:30 pm mass at St Sulpice on Saturday evening, even if it is in French. And Even though we’ll probably have jet lag 😉
July 22, 2018 @ 2:18 pm
It’s exhausring just reading of yalls escapades- but marvelous! Now time for leisurely walks along the Seine and looking forward to sweet daughter.
July 22, 2018 @ 2:45 pm
Some of my favorite spots appeared in your photos, Linda, including the fountain of Poseidon in Jardin du Luxembourg. Always a cool, alluring place to linger…I am happy that you and your friends had such a great time — so many smiles!
Thank you again for sharing your travels!
July 22, 2018 @ 2:58 pm
Lovely photos Linda such beautiful memories!!!
July 22, 2018 @ 3:03 pm
Enjoy a quiet day. Viva Le Tour !
July 22, 2018 @ 3:28 pm
That’s a wonderful photo of you and Bernie! Thanks for sharing your tours!
July 22, 2018 @ 4:13 pm
Merci, Madame! We certainly think of you all often.
July 22, 2018 @ 7:46 pm
I love that cafe across from Saint Sulpice. Cafe Marie! Had lunch there two weeks ago.
Have you had a chance to go to the exhibition at La Grande Halle? It’s in Parc de la Villette. There is an amazing light art exhibit by Teamlab. It’s interactive and delightfully different than most art exhibits. The website can tell you more. I highly recommend it!