22 May 2011

Paris 2011: Day 4

I did not take a lot of photos today, dear readers, so apologies in advance for the lack of photographs. My first task this morning was saying farewell to the rest of my traveling companions. Andy and his mom were headed in the direction of the Chateau de Versailles, and Brad had to head to the airport to meet/pick up his girlfriend. Since I was up, I decided to once again walk over to the Marche Bastille. Raspberries, radishes, and asparagii were acquired.

My next item of the day: Meeting my good friend Katherine at the Hotel de Ville. She lives in Bordeaux and took the train up for the day specifically to hang out with me! We wandered over to Notre Dame, then explored the Marais district where our apartment is and had a lovely lunch, enjoyed the sunshine, and generally caught up and had a great time. It's really too bad we live so far from each other - it would be really nice to see her more than once every year or two. Ah, well.

After dropping Katherine at her Metro, I headed back to the apartment and met up with the Versailles-going contingent. I think a good time was had by all. Andy and I went back out for some exploring and dinner a bit later and enjoyed a thoroughly french bistro kind of meal. I had the moules mariniere (mussels cooked in white wine) and he had a croque falstaff (grilled ham/cheese/tomato sandwich with 2 fried eggs on top). In keeping with that, I present to you my only photo of the day:

How many French items can you identify in this photo?

Ok, off to bed for me. Tomorrow we will be tackling the Champs-Elysees. Sing it with me... "Aux Champs-Elysees...."

1 comment:

Mom said...

I am envious of the morning shopping (or at least the product of it).
A better question might be how many NON-French items! What a great day you all had, it seems.