The Biggest Party in Paris!
Yesterday’s weather surprised us with a high of 92. It was a beautiful day but a hot one for moving around. Bernie often comments that I never sweat. But I proved him wrong yesterday!!
We began our morning back at the Bastille market. Bernie purchased a baguette and in typical French fashion ate much of it as we strolled along…a truly French tradition. He tells the story of being reprimanded as a young lad by his mother for being sent to the boulangerie for bread and eating much of it before he got back home. I must admit that I had a few bites as well.
We grabbed a light lunch in the apartment and plotted out our afternoon at Le Tour de France. Remember that I had promised my postman an official shirt; alas, we almost waited too late as the Champs Elysées was mobbed with people and the merchandise had been pretty much depleted! Last year almost no one was there because of COVID. They were still restricting access with a security check and the police were ready.
We purchased not one but two shirts because they didn’t have the right size so my postman has a choice. French sizes run much smaller than American ones; hopefully something will work for him. He’s been my postman for 25 years even after I moved from my house to my condo.
Enjoy the street scenes (mine) and the parade shots which Bernie tried to get with his phone. The shadows, all the people, the trees were a challenge. I tried to edit them as best I could.
After almost 3 hours in the heat, we caved and went home to watch the finish on television. I took some “okay” shots right off the TV screen and marveled at the great camera work through my television eyes.
Several good café chairs yesterday and some doggies. Also for my sweet grandson Carson, some Minion billboards.
All in all, it was a very fun day but I overheated and was early to bed. Today is just a regular Monday after the biggest party in Paris.
We await with pleasure our next round of company on July 31…Sharon and Johnny Tyson from Arizona. We have much planned, including a night at Le Moulin Rouge!
L. & B
July 25, 2022 @ 9:40 am
This is actually the second time a Dane has won the Tour. The first was in 1996, however the title was relinquished in 2007 because of performance enhancing drugs. The title was reinstated a year later with an asterisk!
July 25, 2022 @ 1:20 pm
Thanks for the correction! Hope everyone sees it!
Monica & Marlyn
July 25, 2022 @ 10:53 am
Hurrah, Denmark! (My people.) We could enjoy the fun through your pictures, without the heat! Do some hydrating today.
July 25, 2022 @ 11:15 am
Love the street scenes before the race. I have been able to follow in Alabama on the USA channel and it was fun to see the bikers come into the city. I also really liked the man and the black dog. What a fun day. Hoping for cooler temps.
July 25, 2022 @ 11:47 am
What a fun filled day despite the high temperatures. I enjoyed your photos of all the crowds and surrounding points of interest. Take care and be easy until Sharon and John arrive.
July 25, 2022 @ 12:07 pm
Thank you for all the great pictures. I have tried to post comments before but I must be doing something wrong. I will see if this one processes.
There are some nice cafe chairs. They all seem to be new. I am sure they get weathered easily and have to be replaced.
Glad you and Bernie are settled and are able to enjoy your time there.
July 25, 2022 @ 1:16 pm
So glad you are enjoying the blog. I’m sure my patio plants are dead from the heat!
July 25, 2022 @ 12:34 pm
Great day! Thanks for all the pictures and the perseverance in such hot weather.
July 25, 2022 @ 1:39 pm
Take it from one who ended up for an overnight Crestwood stay this month for dehydration- pace yourself and avoid the heat!!! WATER!!!! We would have never survived 3 hours in that heat. Wise to finish at apt. Great aerial shot.
July 25, 2022 @ 2:43 pm
As always, I enjoy the photos and love this city!
I’ve never been there in a heat wave, but you are adapting!
July 25, 2022 @ 3:11 pm
Bernie was right, Linda. Southern ladies don’t sweat, they glisten!!
July 25, 2022 @ 3:27 pm
What a great set of photos, with some wonderful chair pics. I was imagining the excitement as we waited for the riders to make their appearance. Is that the same restaurant we have been at with you in previous years?
July 25, 2022 @ 4:41 pm
Yes! We’ve stood on the front lines over the years at least 3 times. It’s just a little too much in 92 degree heat. We had a great afternoon and enjoyed the friends, though the more they drank, the louder they got and my ears were burning.
July 25, 2022 @ 3:35 pm
Looks like a great day at the races. Those guys are incredible. I agree that watching on TV is probably my way to watch the race. I believe you’ve watched live at least once in the past. I can see where hearing the cheers of the crowd roll down the street as the racers get closer could be exciting. From your Saturday post, I also enjoyed your comparisons and descriptions of your present and past neighborhoods. Last night, I saw a book review on a book named ‘Cabin Fever’. It was about the Holland America cruise ship that was caught at sea with many passengers sick with Covid. I believe some of your and Bernie’s friends or relatives were on that ship. Thank you for the entertainment.
July 25, 2022 @ 4:39 pm
You are correct about Bernie’s cousins, and we talked about all of that with them while they were here.
July 25, 2022 @ 10:50 pm
Love seeing them ride around the Arc de Triumph where we JUST were 🙂 Also that one chair was neat b/c usually they’re all the same pattern but it varied which I don’t recall seeing before. So hot – ugh- hope you got some reprieve!
July 26, 2022 @ 1:43 am
Love posts of 🐩 dogs!