Sunday, June 17, 2007

La Vie parisienne, Quatrième acte

To wrap this up (mercifully). We then ran around to some of the Paris highlight spots - Notre Dame, Champs-Élysées, l'Arc de Triomphe, Angelina's (unbelievable hot chocolate - good lord!)

We were not able to go inside Notre Dame - but we'll do that next time. Also, Kathleen was bummed that we missed out on the inside of the Saint Chappelle. Oh well... we really only had the one day to get in all of the big cool thins in Paris and we were not going to kill ourselves. By the time we got to the end of the Champs-Élysées and saw the Arc - we were about burned out. More food was needed. This one really fun lady on our street had been harassing us all week to come into her restaurant, especially after she saw Kathleen looking beautiful in her lovely gown for the performance evening (I would like to think My tux helped get attention, but Kathleen stole all eyes). We finally relented that last evening - and were very happy we did - it was the best meal we had all week! We both had great meals, and Kathleen decided to fall off of the gluten-free wagon for an evening... because one can't go to Paris and forsake bread, and all suchlike things completely, can one!??!

We had a nice, romantic, lovely evening there and had a beautiful time later with more Boheme in our Garret in the Latin Quarter. A good final evening.

Then we got up, had a quick (wonderful) Parisian breakfast and ran out to the airport - ready for our long, long trip home. And now we have a couple of days off to de-compress. Lovely.

And that is ONE way to do Paris. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it - but we had a great time. I'd do it again, for certain.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Damn. I don't think I've EVER seen you write so much. And this is good (really good) stuff.

You need to be writing more.

I am so happy that the trip went well. It sounds awesome.