In his collection of stories called Up in the Old Hotel, Joseph Mitchell told about an old man who, while grieving for the loss of his friends at their funeral wakes, secretly rejoiced in having outlived them. The things you can’t say. What we the living can say is that we are about to leave […]
After Brenda’s escape from being locked in the park, we went back the following day and took some photos. Parc Floral is one of 4 botanical gardens in Paris with 75 acres of gardens and park space, complete with lots of big toys for children as well as ampitheater, duck pond, and many other things […]
You might be thinking that so far in Paris we’ve mostly been goofing off trying to make things work, the phone, the washing machine, the bank account, etc. In many ways you are correct, but occasionally we make it out into town and trip upon what makes the city famous. We were looking at neighborhoods […]
This Wall St Journal link tells of a developer who moves to a different apartment in Paris every few years. His latest effort on the Champs Élysées he purchased for $8 million and put another $2 million into remodeling. Very nice but I don’t think this place will work for us. Standing Up to the […]
Last night we met long time Bainbridge and Poulsbo residents (now of Port Ludlow) Jeff and Carrie Goller for dinner at Brasserie Gallopin. It was wonderful. We met at the Hotel Scribe where they were staying and walked the 10 blocks or so to the restaurant, including past the Paris Opera, which was ablaze in […]
The game’s doesn’t start until after midnight here in Paris, but we’re ready – all our friends are here for the big party, and it will be live on Channel W-9. Taco Bell was out of snacks so we had to make do with what was available.