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Friday, June 7, 2019

Goodbye Paris


Time to go home.

It was a wonderful trip.

Honestly, the best trip ever.


We're ready, I think, to get back home now.


Sleep in our own bed, bathe and shower in our own bathtubs, drink our own coffee, be lazy for awhile, and snuggle with our Annabelle.

Many thanks to Melissa and her wonderful staff at  Woof Pack Pet Services for taking such good care of her, sending updates and pictures.  It's the only place we'd ever consider leaving her, truth be told.  There's never one minute's worry about her while she's there.




As happens, I think, while you're traveling, you find one neighborhood restaurant that you know you can count on for good service, good food, and a drink.


Ours was the Café de l'Olympia

That's where we headed for our final dinner before heading back to our room to pack.




























And here are a few pictures of our hotel (did I mention we loved our hotel?) Hotel Le Relais Madeleine
















Taken from our bedroom window



Our breakfast room 
















Best.   Trip.   Ever.

Thanks for joining us!

Au revoir



Thursday, June 6, 2019

Musée de l'Orangerie


From Wikipedia:  The Musée d'Orangerie was originally built in 1852 as an orangerie or winter shelter for the orange trees destined for the Tuileries Gardens

It's now an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde.

And, so, just a nice walk from our hotel.

It's home to Monet's famous water lily murals, offered to the French by Monet on the day after The Armistice of November 11, 1918 as a symbol for peace. The Water Lilies were installed at the Orangerie Museum in 1927, a few months after his death.

There's also a large and impressive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.































I didn't expect to cry . . . 





















Nor did we expect to stumble upon an impromptu dance being performed by this lovely young woman





More tomorrow!