I am blogging from Sam's computer on our last night in Paris.....thus no pictures. Today Meg and I went to the Louvre, the largest collection of art and antiquities in the world. Pictures to follow. Pat stayed at the apartment and did some shopping. Sam and Mel are fixing supper as they have each evening. MERCI!
- Claudia - The very French looking man in the pictures taken at the B & B was with his wife the owners of the farm. She tends the B & B and he the farm and grounds. As you can see Mel and he hit it off and it was fascinating to watch them talk....even though I couldn't understand only an occasional word!
- The trip has honestly gone very well. Weather...perfect....transportation....easy using the Metro. We stay at Mel's Moms. Mel took time off for a trip to the coast with us and has worked doing her research the other days. They both have been the most gracious hosts fixing the most delicious suppers. Tonight it is rabbit with mustard cream sauce, boulgour wheat and light creamy whipped lemon delight poured over ginger cookies! (Mel just let me lick the spatula as she prepares it)
- A highlight of the trip has been the time together. Pat traveled hours in the car with Sam while Meg and I traveled with Mel and Eloise. Great conversations. We have played cards together, discussed French/American cultures, child rearing, politics, the lives of family and friends (including several of YOU reading this blog) etc. etc. The pictures tell only the story of what we've seen. More important is the way we feel while with our kids and grandchild. (Supper now being over...DELICIOUS!) Tonight we sat around the table laughing and reminiscing and laughing more.
It's been a great trip!