Third Day of Gorgeous Weather in Paris
How can we be so lucky with the weather? Yesterday was just barely cool with sunshine and blue skies, though a little rain is predicted today. We are finding our apartment more and more comfortable even with the small space. It was well-designed and no spot is left unorganized. We have a great refrigerator which is amazing for Paris, much like at home. Our washing machine is an older top loader. We’ll see how we manage with it! There is of course no dryer but a large drying rack which I can put next to the big windows. Lots of hooks for this and that and enough electrical plugs to get by. Our years of coming here make adjusting pretty easy because it is definitely different from life in the USA.
Believe it or not we walked almost 8,000 steps yesterday mostly in the area. My foot is doing as well as can be expected. Here’s a great look at my fashionable boot at our dinner stop last evening.
We enjoyed a small dinner of three tapas at the Royal Turenne. Trying to eat less and save a little as food prices this time are exorbitant, just like at home.
Our evening stroll was down a busy avenue called Beaumarchais where we saw this heart-shaped pizza as we went past. On the way back, the birds were attacking it, and I couldn’t get my camera out fast enough to catch a photo. The owner ran out and shooed them away but alas, parts of the pizza were gone.
I can’t escape old habits as I spotted a sexy little café chair and some doors, two of which had more character than beauty.
You seem to enjoy the flowers so will include as often as I can.
Who knows what this last picture is? Not flowers but very young, baby asparagus. We had to ask the patron.
Finally, our joie de vivre photo…enjoying ice cream!!
Our day was not extraordinary in any way but just a taste of true Paris life.
L & B
Carol Winstead Lee
May 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am
Once again beautiful photos and words to draw us in your adventures. I may be a little obsessed with doors as well. I can visualize your apartment from your description hoping that large window has the perfect view. Waiting to hear and see tomorrow’s adventures.
May 5, 2023 @ 10:23 am
Carol, I think of you daily. I know the days are hard but there are many good thoughts coming your way!
May 5, 2023 @ 10:10 am
These photos make me homesick for Paris! So much to see and do! Glad your boot isn’t slowing you down, but be careful!
May 5, 2023 @ 10:22 am
The weather is just exquisite. How about yours?
May 5, 2023 @ 10:33 am
What a difference a year makes! Your pictures and descriptions tell the story. I’m happy to hear your boot isn’t slowing you down and that the weather is to your liking. Carry on!
May 5, 2023 @ 11:06 am
You bring joy to my mornings! I wake up to your posts and feel transported to lovely Paris. Thank you!
May 5, 2023 @ 12:39 pm
As always a great in sight to Paris tx
May 5, 2023 @ 12:41 pm
“Joie de vivre” is such a good theme! After 3 years of changed life-styles due to covid, etc, it is great to remember this, and also how the French celebrate this in such small and important ways! (Though I love the chairs too!!)
May 5, 2023 @ 12:50 pm
Bonjour L & B! This year’s first photo of you says it all even with your boot! I remember last year’s first photo and it ended up describing the entire trip. So happy to hear, and see, things are much better.
May 5, 2023 @ 12:52 pm
Love the blog and ALL pics! Thanks for being our connection to Paris each summer! Love , love the flowers, the doors, the Pink bistro chairs, and of course the perfect joie de vivre theme this year. Please take care with your foot – maybe let Paris come to you and Bertie a little more while you are healing. So happy to hear the weather is cooperating so far. HSV is getting a little warmer this week with 60s in am and mid 70s – and then we will zoom up to possible high 70s – maybe 80’s before Memorial Day weekend. It is this crazy extended pollen season that is really the issue for most of us. Profitez bien de la journée
May 5, 2023 @ 1:06 pm
8000 steps in a boot. I’m impressed! I don’t guess I have ever seen baby asparagus. You can continue to make me feel as if I’m there- so enticing.
May 5, 2023 @ 1:10 pm
Enjoying traveling along through your blog once again! Spied the High top tennis shoes—are they fashionable among the youngsters there, too?
May 5, 2023 @ 2:03 pm
Yes, though any type of tennis shoe is “in.”
May 5, 2023 @ 1:10 pm
Thanks very much Linda! Always look forward to your posts. Have a great time!
May 5, 2023 @ 2:25 pm
So sorry to hear about your foot — what a trouper you are to walk all over Paris with the boot!
Love the flower pics!
May 5, 2023 @ 2:29 pm
How are you? Still miss you all the time especially when I go to Rosie’s!!
Mary Ellen Peters
May 5, 2023 @ 3:07 pm
Enjoying your blog. Miss the lilacs- they are my favorites but have not been able to grow them in Huntsville. Enjoy and take care with your foot.
May 5, 2023 @ 8:38 pm
Linda, you are rockin’ that boot! Darren and I are in Ireland for a week, and Scotland the following week with family. I do so enjoy your Paris blog. Looks like y’all are having a wonderful time. Brings back so many fond memories of our time in Paris with you both!
May 6, 2023 @ 4:30 am
So glad you are back “home” and settling in so well. Sounds like a lovely apartment. I hope your foot has a speedy recovery although you are obviously not letting it stop you. I am in Sri Lanka today after whirlwind 6-day tour in India. While hazy skies deprived us of the full sunset/sunrise experience at the Taj Mahal, it was still incredible and I am glad I made the trip. Where else can one share the road with thousands of motorbikes, cows of course, but also elephants, camels, and the occasional family of monkeys! My best to Bernie—enjoy Paris.
May 6, 2023 @ 5:49 am
What an adventure you’ve had! Will be glad to see you possibly in July. When’s your next soiree?