Goodbye, Paris

I returned yesterday from my four day jaunt to Paris. This was my second trip to the city, and this time I felt much more at home. I navigated the train system to and from the airport and around the city with no problems. I managed to ask for most things in French. I even gave an American student directions and ran into a Parisian I had met on my last trip!

Highlights were trips to the Musee D’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou. I also went to Notre Dame, La Sainte-Chapelle, Les Invalides, and some of the other usual sights. Thanks to advice from debut author, new friend, and fellow foodie Jonathan Hayes, I had a much better culinary experience than on my first visit. If I ever win the lottery, I will ask Laduree to express ship pastries to me every morning.

I did write during the trip. There was a time when I thought I was influenced by my surrounding while I wrote. Not so anymore, but nevertheless I wonder… will any of you be able to spot the scene written in the Luxembourg gardens? Probably not, but I will always know and remember.