1st Full Day in Parisadise

It’s funny, but our most romantic Paris shots are first thing in the morning, before out coffee.

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As Carolyn expressed this morning, “This morning the hotel breakfast was fantastic! It’s in the ancient stone basement, (as so many breakfast rooms are in Paris hotels. Breakfast consisted of every kinds of pastries, fresh fruit, lox, ham, purcutto,espresso,teas, etc,etc,….i am eating like a camel since I can’t remember our last meal.”

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We spent the entire morning and part of the afternoon playing in the Luxembourg Gardens. There were boucou joggers, families, lovers, and fun. Lots of crazy statues.

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This artist was capturing a likeness of the pantheon, just on the other side of our hotel,

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What the heck is he thinking???

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The kids have the most fun with these low-tech sailboats that they run around the pond and send off with their little bamboo sticks.

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This crazy statue shows just how difficult it is to wrestle down a mule while naked and covered with smashed grapes. It’s all just good old-fashioned horse-play. I’d like to see the statue when the mayhem is over and they finally got the creature subdued.

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A French cop guarding the palace used by the senate now, seems to be enjoying his job. We told him about a suspicious purple bag that Carolyn noticed up on the terrace and he waved some other cops over to check it out.

We went to a restaurant just a couple of blocks from our hotel at about 8:00. This was a place that Kevin had recommended (he also suggested reservations). Since Carolyn and I pretty much take it day to day, we don’t plan things like meals in advance, but we lucked out since there was a 2 week wait, but a couple with reservations 25 minutes prior, had not shown up and we slipped into their table. We ordered an expensive bottle of Bordeaux with an amazing 5 course meal that took us a couple of hours to work through.

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We wandered up to the Pantheon just to burn some extra calories and help digest. I ended up climbing the 7 stories of the hotel several times for exercise before retiring.

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One thought on “1st Full Day in Parisadise

  1. Thanks for sharing these. Just love it and can imagine being there. I love the picture of you sitting on your bed with the black/white sweater. Real cute! The wisteria and many others. Be safe and we’ll see ya soon! Love, Char

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