The 22nd of December was a long and very special day that started early in the morning and ended just after midnight when we returned my for our 10:30 pn appointment to ride the elevator up to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, It was raining off and on all day but we managed to walk nearly everywhere we wanted to go.
Purchased some slippers for me and a hat for Jim before returning to the left bank and our Tea Party at Shakespeare and Company, We were early so found seats along the wall. When the hostess Panmelys entered she immediately said that she remembered me from September and asked if I'd brought Mary's poem with me to read! She looked at Jim and told him that she knew all about him.
About 5:30 pm we left for home; the rain had stopped so we walked; it takes us about fifteen minutes; from the apartment to Notre Dame. There we fixed a festive dinner and did some housekeeping chores before heading off to the Metro station about 8:30 pm. We were prepared for rain but didn't have any until later in the evening. We'd decided to ride all the way to the Trocadsero Station and enjoy the views of the Eiffel Tower before walking across the bridge for our scheduled elevator ride.
Soon we were over at the entrance; no we could not go up any earlier, and it's lightly raining. So we spent some time in the shop and soon it was time to get in line. The rain had stopped and the wait was short so by 11 pm we were on the second level. The views were crystal clear and no rain. We decided not to go to the third level. This was Jim's first trip up at night and he really enjoyed the evening.
I woke during the night to an upset stomach and ended up spending the day in bed today. Not sure why but maybe I just needed a day off. Jim went out this afternoon and visited the neighborhood art galleries this afternoon. It's now 9 pm and I'm feeling much better but staying with water and toast until tomorrow. Some of you had noticed that some of my photos of lights are sparking and a few show snow falling. Not sure why or how but I do love the special effects.
Also...if you've check on the website for grandpalise.fr you'll see me in two brief interviews about the Jours de Fete.... Hope you enjoy the slideshow below: