I have good news; I did not put on a single pound while we were on vacation.
We got a lot of exercise in and had a great time. We were on the street when the first Tour de France rider came in. It was so crowded that we did not see him in person but saw him on the giant screens. (When I get around to it I'll post some pictures). Thanks to all of you who have been communicating with me; sorry I haven't been a very good sparker.
Today I leave again; this time to CA for a birthday celebration. I had just enough time to do laundry and clean the house. (The house was standing but the two kids made quite a mess. You'd think they would know by now that we have a dishwasher and a mop for the kitchen floor. Some of the plants are stressed but they should be fine in the long run.) I'll spark when I can but I am not taking my computer this time; it's just too heavy to lug through the airports.
I'll have a lot of catching up when I get back..........I hope that you have a great week.
The streets are closed and there are barriers, vendors, decorations, and security everywhere. We thought we'd head down to the bandstands before the big crowd arrives. Our favorite restaurant will be closed so I guess we'll walk over to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. It's going to be a busy day......I can't even imagine the crowds. I'm up for it!
I'ts our last day here and we will hit the pavement running. Speaking of running/biking, the Tour de France ends tomorrow, possibly right in front of our hotel. The street will be blocked at 10 and will not reopen until 5ish. They have been building grandstands, putting up barriers, and hanging festive plans all week. I'll wave to you as the bikers pass; I'm sure there will be media everywhere.
We did tons of walking and stairs yesterday. Today we are going to the Louve (I don't know how to spell anything in French and I'm down in the business center). We will probably be there most of the day and take in the sites we see along the way back to the hotel. Last night we did not get back until 1 so today will be an "easier" day.
Paris is cool and drizzley but that has not stopped us. We are staying on a main drag with lots of old buildings, people, and atmosphere. We have walked until the soles of our shoes have melted so have taken up the Metro. I have found an endless supply of juice and fruit in the Fitness Center but am still craving an old fashioned American Salad.
Here's hubby with our umbrellas; we are headed to Notre Dame (not sure if that is how you spell it). Take care!