Tuesday, May 5, 2015
EXPLORING OUR FAVORITE PARIS SITES
Back to the ground floor where we caught our third taxi that took us to Rue Cler. It was noon and we decided to walk our favorite market street and stop at Ulysses, our favorite crepe maker, for a lunch of jambon and fromage crepes. Mary, being a vegetarian, had eggs and cheese! After lunch we continued our stroll down the street until we reached Avenue de La Motte Picquit. That took us over to the Champ de Mars, the large park that leads to the Eiffel Tower. We took a look at the Peace Monument that is closed for repairs and then strolled down the long park towards the Eiffel Tower stopping regularly to take photos.
I used the next hour to go over to the restaurant where we'd had dinner on Wednesday evening and retrieved my red hat that I'd purchased in Florence. This was my third trip as they were closed for the May Day Holiday on Friday and Saturday when I went. This time I called the restaurant before going to the Metro for the trip. But, I now have my hat again!
At six o'clock we walked in the rain to Mary and Phil's apartment and enjoyed a great dinner of leftovers; we'll only be eating one more dinner in Paris as we'll be gone for the next two days. Afterwards we played our requisite game of Hand and Foot. Mary and Jim beat us soundly on the last round! Part of it may have been that we had a bottle and a half of wine to finish; and I drank more than my share. But I did sleep really well that night and that is also the reason that you're getting the journal a day late. I'm writing this on Tuesday evening at our hotel in Normandy just outside the city of Bayeux.
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