Monday, October 19, 2015

the party's over

Yes, tomorrow morning we get into a taxi at 6 AM and head out to CDG for our flights home, Alex to Boston and me to Sacramento.  Caitlin has rerouted me from Salt Lake as the first stop to Cincinnati, then Salt Lake, then home.  We'll see how it works.

We had a busy last day, with shopping, a nice out-to-lunch at Le Cafe de Poste (right next door to the post office) where I had mussels and she had a Croque Monsieur (basically a grilled cheese sandwich).  We've finished a light supper of soup and salad and I'm about to hit the hay.

We rode over to the Gallerie Lafayette at Montparnasse so I could pick up a few items to take home.  My eye fell on the most beautiful cashmere coat I've ever seen.  In fact, it's the most beautiful piece of clothing I've seen in either France or Italy on this trip, and I've been looking.  I made the mistake of trying it on and, well, now I own it.  I will not post a photo until I get home.  But let me assure you, it's gorgeous!

I've also taken a few shots of the apartment and will post them when I return also.

Let me assure you, dear readers, that this has been a splendid trip in every way.  Alex got to see and do what she wanted and I got to watch her doing it.  We walked, we talked, we ate and drank lovely things and generally eased through the days.  She wanted this trip to be restful for her, and I think it was.  I just wanted to be here.  I don't really have to DO anything when I come to either Paris or Florence.  I've been to both places several times ~ I think this is my 15th trip to Paris ~ so I am just as happy strolling the streets and not rushing from place to place.  Suits me just fine.  And for this visit, I think it suited Alex, too.

So adieu and I'll let you know how it all works tomorrow.


mary ann said...

Yes - a great trip for your readers too!

ddmichel said...

loved your trip!! you are such an inspiration!!

Liz said...

What a nice trip! Memo to self: next time Susan blogs on a foreign trip, be sure to have lunch before reading!!! Otherwise, your food photos could inflict real damage to the "avoir du pois!"