We had a fun, beautiful March! Spring arrived at least 3 weeks earlier than last year in Paris. The trees and flowers have been blooming for a few weeks and last year it was well into April before they began. We've enjoyed many beautiful days walking along the Seine and into many of our favorite parks. The flowers are gorgeous.
France | Paris | Saint Vincent de Paul
France | Paris | Luxembourg Garden
France | Paris | Luxembourg Palace-Senate
France | Paris | Sainte-Trinity
France | Paris | Senate Gardens -Luxembourg Palace
France | Paris | Port de l'Arsenal
We love eating a leisurely lunch in a cafe once a week but enjoy our impromptu picnics too. We are members of the Louvre and Museums D'Orsay/ Orangarie so have enjoyed several visits and some great Impressionist and Post Impressionist special exhibitions. Musee Marmottan Monet had a great Pissarro exhibition. We also love hearing classical pianists, ensembles, soloists perform usually for small donations at local churches or museums. The talent of these young artists is exceptional.
France | Paris |Tuileries Garden
France | Paris |Bois de Vincennes | Lu Lac Daumesnil
France | Paris | Le Pomenade Plantee Viaduc des Arts
France | Paris | Tchaikovski Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
France | Paris | Parc Monceau | spring flowering trees
France | Paris | Musee Marmottan Monet | Pissarro Exhibition
France | Paris | Lovely lunch
Well it hasn't been all play since we've been back. Boat projects are never ending. Al has been busy wiring all the components of our new windlass. Unfortunately the new model of the one we purchased has different specs than what was advertised. So long story short...we had to order replacement parts and won't be able to finish the job until we return from the US in July. Fortunately we won't need to anchor before then. We've done some varnishing too.
France | Paris | Tokyo Palace Terrace | Eiffel Tower
March 10, 2017
We are back aboard Artemis in Paris. Our flight went well. But the seats on United were not the best. Al's TV didn't work and we had no legroom. We arrived by 9:10 AM and caught the 10:15 shuttle to Gare de Lyon. It's a short walk to the marina and all was well with Artemis. We unpacked our luggage and were happy to find all the new windlass parts and other items we had picked up in the states had arrived safely. We were up and off to the phone store to get our internet this morning. We already had over 12,000 steps in before noon. As busy as we were while in USA very rarely did we even make 10,000.
USA | Tennessee | Franklin | Girl Scouts Internatonal Day