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Trip Report Benita In Paris

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Here I am in Paris again. Paris lives in my heart. It is a feeling only those who are in love with the city can understand.

Well, some of you may remember I didn't have a place to stay, because of elevator problems with Paris Perfect. All worked out and I a sitting in LaTour this morning looking at the tower. Sun is shinning and looks to be a beautiful day.

We arrived Friday in Newark but our friends couldn't leave Phoenix because they had no runway time to land. So obviously they missed their flight and didn't arrive until Sunday morning. When my husband and I arrived our apartment wasn't ready. Went for walk. cafe for coffee, then Fountain de Mars for lunch. I had eaten there before and didn't particularly like it. But this time it was delicious. Sat upstairs front room and because it was late had the room to ourselves by half way thru the meal. Asperagus (big white) with a sort of hollansaise sauce. Absolutely delicious. I was comtemplating having another starter for dessert. Baked white fish and floating island for dessert. And wine, of course.

Checked into apt, grocery shopping, one hour nap and off to Reed for dinner. Can't recommend it enough. Delightful owner. Celery soup ( would have liked a bowl), chicken and chocolate with chocolate sauce for dessert. We hope to return another evening.

Good night's sleep. Friends arrived in morning. They have never been to Paris. Rue Cler for crepes. Some fruit and snack shopping. Then I thought it might be fun to go to Notre Dame. Ecole Militare metro closed, walked to Napoleum's Tomb, metro closed. No taxis anywhere. Were preparing for the gay marriage wedding rally yesterday and 64, 70 and 71 (Our ages) were right in the middle. 70 and 71 were exhausted from the trip and could see them going down for the count. Saw a bicycle transportation, sort of rickshaw white bubble affair. Called him over and asked if we could all fit in. We jumped in, The driver told us if his vehicle wasn't motorized it would have been 5000 euros. We were terrified he were going to blow out his tires. Every street he turned on was baracaded by police.
After many attempts, I told him to take us to Dominique and Rapp and we sat at red awning cafe for a bottle a wine. We have decided that drinking wine takes away foot pain. Who knew?

Walked over to tower, pictures, back to apartment. more wine. Went to pizza restaurant downstairs. We had eaten there before. This time we sat inside. Cheap and very good. Called it a night. Except when we got back to the apt. the elevator was not working and we had to use the other outside door to get to the service elevator, We were given the door code on arrival and a special back door key. But all that information and key were in the apartment. Besides my husband. these were my guests so, you guessed it, I walked the seven flights to get into apt. Found key, code, out back door, service elevator. big enough for one person and trash, and opened the outside door. I was ok walking up two flights, two thru six were a killer and barely had enough energy to the seventh. My legs almost collasped at the door.

Off this morning to take a cooking class for Macaroons.

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