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  1. Monica & Marlyn
    August 16, 2022 @ 11:09 am

    Fun seeing the door to the frame shop and the repurposed gateway entrance to the new apartments. I already have my favorite dog and favorite cafe chairs, so don’t take any more good ones. :o) We hope you find a cozy spot in your own neighborhood, even though you might not be returning to that neighborhood next year.

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    • lspalla
      August 16, 2022 @ 11:51 am

      Actually, that entrance would have been the original entrance to the courtyard for the family home. Glad you’re enjoying the posts!

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  2. Cindi
    August 16, 2022 @ 11:27 am

    Sounds like a much needed change of pace, along with cooler temps. Looking forward to new adventures.

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  3. PAT
    August 16, 2022 @ 1:33 pm

    Maybe you covered this before, but I believe there is a drought happening in Europe. Do you see any effects created by this? Stay cool. Thank you

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    • lspalla
      August 16, 2022 @ 2:06 pm

      Yes, I answered once but it went away. Yes, the trees are wilted and losing lots of leaves, It’s very dry our in the countryside as we saw going to Giverny. Usually everything is so green but not this year. Also there is no foie gras in Paris that we’ve found due to bird flu which may be related to the drought. The wine vineyards are in great jeopardy due to the drought and fires. Very sad.

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  4. Judy Gattis
    August 16, 2022 @ 2:14 pm

    Love those down days! A shame it has to include cleaning dirt and grime. A lead ant morning here also. Early morning walk in the 60’s!!! Keep trying- you’ll find that special “watering hole” yet!

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  5. Sophia
    August 16, 2022 @ 2:36 pm

    I always enjoy your posts and photos. Even though I have never been to Paris I feel like I’m there. The architecture and doors are so beautiful. Thank you and Bernie for the annual tour.

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  6. Sophia
    August 16, 2022 @ 2:37 pm

    I always enjoy your posts and photos. Thank you and Bernie for the annual tour.

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  7. Earle Self
    August 16, 2022 @ 2:51 pm

    I had to chuckle at the chained table. When Rachel was in school at Cordon Bleu, she had a nice bike, chained for security. The first night, thieves took the seat. The next night, they returned and took the entire bicycle. At their restaurant in the Alps, they have a terrace across the street with tables and a grill, which they have chained down. There have been attempts to steal it, so far unsuccessful…

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    • lspalla
      August 16, 2022 @ 3:14 pm

      Yes, I think you’ve shared this story with me on FB.

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  8. Peggy B
    August 16, 2022 @ 3:05 pm

    We remember Glue quite well. Good food! I hope it is still the same.

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  9. Ann Rivard
    August 16, 2022 @ 3:18 pm

    Lovely old buildings! Happy for cooler temps and a slower day. I hope you get rain soon. It’s still quite dry in Huntsville.

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    • lspalla
      August 16, 2022 @ 7:32 pm

      Tonight, finally, we got a downpour for about an hour!!!

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  10. John Tyson
    August 16, 2022 @ 3:28 pm

    Linda and Bernie, thank you so much for making Sharon and mine’s visit to beautiful Paris so wonderful. I loved seeing all the sights and places you showed us. The great food, the wines, the adventures, and the times sitting at the sidewalk cafes talking and laughing together. You two are the best! Love you, my good dear friends!!

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    • lspalla
      August 16, 2022 @ 7:31 pm

      Love back to you and Sharon. Memories of a lifetime!

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  11. Ann Rivard
    August 16, 2022 @ 8:01 pm

    Hurrah for the downpour! May more be on the way to you!

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