in France…

Last night as we got ready to go to bed after our first day in France, I heard a siren in the distance. We had heard several during the evening. Greer said, “Why do I keep hearing the Jeopardy theme?”

Our apartment is small, but it works for us. It’s certainly not fancy, but it’s in a great location. Check out this link to google maps to see the street scene. If you haven’t already, use the little man icon to “walk” around the area. Very cool. I had done so several times and doing so gave me a real feel for the area, and I sort of knew my way around. (If the link doesn’t work, just copy and paste in your browser.)

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=%229+quai+d’anjou%22+%22paris%22&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&ei=qDxUStWDNJ7UjAf6xYyhCQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1″>

 

 

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  1. Hey Jan! Wow! How exciting! I know that you, Julio, Greer and Piper will have a wonderful time. The Google walking man is pretty amazing although limited. Try as I might I just couldn’t get him to cool off by taking a dip in the Seine (my inner 13 year old working there). It’s a great location. Strolling around vicariously through the little walking man avatar I saw a cozy cafe up at the northern end of Ile Saint Louis named Le Flore en L’ile. Way back in 1984, when my sister and I were in Paris we happened across the place after visiting Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame and Hotel de Ville. It is comforting to know that the cafe is still there. I remember having a salad of butter lettuce, coarsely grated carrots and, what I thought odd at the time, coarsely grated raw beets, walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and vinaigrette. It was, I thought, the most delicious salad I’d ever eaten. I still throw that together on occasions to remind myself of a lovely, warm afternoon spent in the shadow of Notre Dame having lunch with my sister. If you have the opportunity to visit there I would love to know. Have fun exploring.

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