Sunday, September 18, 2011
In my last post I wrote about "Keeping Old Posts Alive." Well, I got inspired to do it again.

Steve and Carol just came back from a week in Paris and I went along for the ride by tuning in to all his sites.

L'arc de triomphe du Carrousel

I didn't have to pack a bag, go on a long plane ride or spend lots of money. I got to see all that Paris has to offer by just being an armchair traveler!

Thirty years ago my husband and I were in Paris and saw many of the sights that Steve and Carol took in. That reminded me that I had made a post about one of the experiences we had.

Notre Dame

I enjoyed all the photos he put up and what I found most interesting was when they were at Louvre viewing the Mona Lisa, there was an enormous crowd!

Mona Lisa

Maybe it was a free admission day or a huge group of people were brought there by bus or it just might be that the painting still draws large numbers of tourists !

Something else I found interesting was that when they went to a restaurant the menu was not only in French but in English also. When we were there it was all in French and many times we were surprised with what we were served!! Many times the food was good, sometimes not so good - like the time my husband thought he had ordered fish (with the help of a patron) and it turned out to be snails. I tried them and they really were bad!!

Now to keep this old post alive - A Day In Paris:

Saul Friedman who writes a biweekly Reflection column for Ronni Bennett's Time Goes By, recently wrote about a family African Safari to Botswana. What an adventure they had! That got me thinking, what trip could I write about - nothing could come close to the sights and sounds that he and his family experienced. 

The trips my husband and I took were pretty tame but there was one day in Paris that comes to mind. It was the last day of our stay and there was so much more we wanted to do.

Among the roofs and chimneys by claudesf on flickr. (c) All rights reserved

First, we had lunch at a neighborhood restaurant that was a "do not miss" recommendation. Ordinarily I don't drink at lunch but this was Paris and it just felt right to have a glass of wine. The service and lunch was as good as what we had expected.

We had a lot more on our adgenda so before leaving the restaurant I thought it would be wise to use the ladies room - aha -I had to communicate my wishes with the hostess who did not speak english, evenually she got the message.

She directed me downstairs where I saw a door but there was no light-switch. I cautiously opened the door and felt around for a light-switch - ok, I found it and what I saw was a HOLE in the ground!!! To this day I remember my reaction - I'll say no more about that!!

After lunch we had scheduled an english speaking tour of the Louvre Museum. It was our last day in Paris and how do you not take that in.

As we were walking to the Metro I started to feel very tired and couldn't hold my head up. I just couldn't see myself touring the museum in my condition. All I wanted to do was go back to the hotel and lay down. Forget the museum.

Instead of taking the metro to the museum, we were going to take it back to the hotel. Fortunately we passed a gift shop on the way to the metro. How can you pass up a shop like that, especially your last day in Paris?

I did a little shopping and started to feel better.

On the way to the Louvre pyramid by claudesf on flickr. (c) All rights reserved

We were able to keep the appointment for our English speaking tour of the Louvre! 

No more wine for me at noontime!!

Millie, if I drank wine at lunchtime, I'd have to take a two-hour nap!! Your photos bring back good memories of our time in Europe. I sure would like to go back!

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I just discovered your blog. I can’t believe that you have been blogging since 2003! That is an achievement. I am pleased that you like Paris when you were there. I was brought up there and still try to go back as often as I can. I saw that we have some of the same blogging friends, like Darlene. I’ll come back.
Hi Mildred,
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful piccies. My hubby went to Paris but for me - it's still on my Bucket List.

Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugz!

Thanks for dropping by.

Since you lived in Paris, if you haven't found her yet, I think you would enjoy "Photoblogging in Paris" by Claude Covo
Yes I have seen Claude’s blog on Paris. There are many blogs on Paris – I look at several – not too often though because I become homesick – I look at them when I know I am going to travel to Paris soon. But I like to look at beautiful photographs from many countries too. I found French Girl in Seattle’s blog not long ago - she just came back from the Riviera and I enjoyed looking at Nice again (
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