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  1. Liz Stagg
    August 2, 2018 @ 4:42 pm

    Your luscious descriptions make me want to spend a whole summer discovering the parts of Paris we’ve missed. Thank you for taking time to describe your daily adventures…dust, heat, malfunctions, and all.


    • lspalla
      August 2, 2018 @ 4:49 pm

      Merci mille fois.


  2. Cindi Ludwig
    August 2, 2018 @ 4:47 pm

    The photos of the specialty houses are wonderful. So happy you discovered them and shared them. Hope you found some bargains that made your shopping worthwhile.


    • lspalla
      August 2, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

      Merci! How’s Arizona?


  3. Natalie
    August 2, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

    Would love to eat at the Italian restaurant! Your dress is cute! The tree comment was hilarious. We have so much rain this week and Auburn/Opelika… Wish I could push some across the ocean for you !!


  4. Judy Gattis
    August 2, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

    What better than shopping after a total bummer of a day, and lovely meals and stroll to boot! Natalie soon , Yeah!!!


  5. Charles Gattis
    August 2, 2018 @ 7:27 pm

    What a great day. You are right, I would have loved the railroad site, but that would have been bad since our day would have stopped while I explored the thing through my camera. We would have missed all the other fun thing. And to my understanding there is not way to keep photos organized through airdrop. Apple does a good job of keeping them in order on the computer in Photos, but after that they seem to believe images should have complete freedom to organize themselves in whatever manner they wish. I suppose the smaller files are completed first and the larger files last and they take on that order when using AirDrop; just my thought.


  6. Deborah S Taylor
    August 2, 2018 @ 8:41 pm

    Loved the street of quaint houses…almost as if a movie set for an earlier time! My vote for the street scene of the day would be the dog owner coming out of the patisserie to greet his four legged companion! Thanks for sharing the good and the bad…it all looks good from here!


  7. CarolynB
    August 2, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

    Wow, so many wonderful things in this post!

    First, LOVE that you’ve had another of your favourite Paris days. After a summer of guiding visitors to more well-known or central places, no-one deserves strolling around a new area more than you and Bernie. Yay!

    Next — excellent rant! Can feel the frustration of trying to go to the Tower a different way and then Bernie saying ‘it’s the same line’ – argh. More importantly I’m thankful you got out of the metro before you had to be evacuated and then walk thru dark tunnels. Could hardly bear to read the reports. All prayers sent up for a nice uneventful evening when you take your daughter.

    Le TrésOr’s been on our list for years (may have been under renovation last we looked?) and is now moving up, especially since we always like to share une assiette de frites 🙂

    Finally well done on your restaurant find near Parc Montsouris! We don’t get down there often but have done a few walks — in and around the park and the cute streets and high-up reservoir near there but not the university or that restaurant street (or we missed it!). So glad you had an enjoyable day and maybe some earlier shopping success, too.

    Wishing you a lovely Friday and staying cool if possible.


  8. Dorcas
    August 3, 2018 @ 2:18 pm

    Your lemony digestif is called Limoncello or lemoncello. It is very popular as an after dinner liqueur in Italy and is often offered to diners for free which tells you it’s not expensive or hard to make. I bet Bernie liked it just fine.

    I have read that much of the dust moving across large parts of Europe is coming all the way from the Sahara. Amazing!


    • lspalla
      August 3, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

      Merci, Dorcas! The dust is just incredibly annoying!


  9. John Tyson
    August 3, 2018 @ 7:06 pm

    I do so enjoy Bernie’s photos of you “glistening” around Paris and spreading the glistening wonders to us. Thank you, sweet lady and mon colonel! You and Bernie have made Paris one of my very bestest favorite towns!

    Vive la Paris!!


    • lspalla
      August 3, 2018 @ 7:16 pm

      Aw shucks! You bring tears to my eyes and a smile to my face!


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