Our Last Day in Paris

Today is our final day in Paris. We are sorting, packing, and cleaning in preparation for hitting the roads tomorrow morning. Some things will stay here to pick up when we return on our way to London. However, with art materials we will have our little rental car packed to the gills. I hope it all fits.

Our time in Paris has been as fun and fulfilling as we had hoped. We have seen fantastic art, discovered hidden corners of the city, explored many of Paris’ clean and picturesque parks, and learned how to communicate with Frenglish and sign language. In addition we have had the opportunity to spend concentrated time with and get to know better our friends JP and Elli. In addition to introducing us to local markets, parks, and the joys of sipping tea or coffee at a sidewalk cafe, we have spent many delightful evenings chatting in their apartment. We will miss their company when we leave.

The next posts will be from rural and small town France. Our first stop is Chambray, just 50 miles northwest of Paris. We have rented a small house there for a week. It is near Giverny (Monet’s home) and Avers-sur-Oise where Van Gogh painted and died. In addition there are numerous sites within an hour or two where painters have created famous works for the last 2 centuries. We hope to visit and paint in as many of those sites as we can. However, we are uncertain about internet connections, so stay tuned to see where our next blog post originates.

Here are a few of my photos to bid Paris adieu.


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About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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3 Responses to Our Last Day in Paris

  1. ace says:

    Dear Paul and Jean – Several folks at the Wallingford family campout mentioned how much they have been enjoying your blog. We had two days of excellent weather and a glorious hike on the snow above Heather Meadows – the road to Artist’s Point is still not plowed. When we asked a hotshot young guy who was scampering up the snowfields how much further beyond the parking lot he went at Artist’s Point, he replied “Parking lot??” Anyway, gave me a chance to try out my new trekking poles – THE hot old lady accessory, yes? Missed you guys at the campout and look forward to your further adventures. Cheers, ace and marco

    • Paul says:

      We were sorry to have missed the campout this summer (sort of). 😉 I can’t complain about our alternative. It sounds like the snow pack in the Cascades will hold through the summer. We look forward to making the campout next year.

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