Paris After the Rain
Turns out a walk on the Champs de Mars isn't easy to plan when you can't control the weather! France in the fall is always iffy, it could just as easily be rain as sun. But I sure wasn't prepared for the downpour that started almost as my walk was about to begin. But not all was lost as I was able to meet Susan and Tom who kindly invited me to their apartment in Montmartre to dry off. The photo above is from their window. How's that for a view to wake up to?? Once the rain stopped we took a short walk and saw one of the last windmills in Montmartre and the man in the wall - Le Passe-Muraille. Before the rain I had a chance to visit Place des États-Unis, about a 15 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.
Not to give up, I'll be leading another walk. This time in Beaune where we'll discover the once American camp and university that was created near the end of WWI. Most people know Beaune for its wine, but it also has some hidden history that we will discover! Walk will be on Saturday 24th at 3pm. We'll meet up at the once camp, it's outside the town center. This neighborhood is now residential with some antique shops.
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End of summer vacation is La Rentrée in France and back to school or work. Meaning that Jan & Jeff started again. In September we talked about:
Making Apple Juice & Picking Mushrooms - #28
Inheritance, Rainy Day in Paris & Pumpkin to Pumpkin Pie - #27
Beef Wellington, Garden Harvest & Tous au Restaurant - #26
Cheese Competition, Cultural Differences & Walk on the Champs de mars - #25
You can see a videos of apple juice being made, Pumpkin Pie cooking and photos from the mushroom picking.
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