The Experienced Travelers are busy with spreadsheets and schedules, which means we’re preparing for our return to Paris. O joy, O delight. It’s time to gather more blog content. We consider it our contribution to the well-being of the Dear Readership, to whom we are devoted.
This year we’ll be traveling with our very good friends Barbara and Christine. So there will be four meals to photograph instead of just two. Already an improvement, don’t you agree? Dear Readership, these girls are tireless shoppers and they’ll set a new standard for ET mercantile efficiency.
Nurse and I will kick off the trip with a few days driving in Brittany. Expect oysters and seascapes. Then we’ll join B&C in Paris for a week of arduous shopping, dining and sightseeing. There are new restaurants on the itinerary, and our annual visit to Le Florimond for the lobster ravioli. We are open to suggestions if you can recommend a thrifty meal.
The ETs are committed to continuous improvement so we’re going to neighborhoods that I want to know better, like Passy and Montparnasse.
We’ll also conquer our fear of les correspondances and ride the bus instead of hauling our sorry selves through the underground maze of the Metro. Expect reports from the Orsay, Marmottan and Rodin museums, the Maison Balzac and the market in the rue Dauguerre.
We’re cashing in our “spare change” jars. Scientifically, this counts as Found Money since no one pays attention to spare change. How efficient it is to rid ourselves of these pesky coins by turning them into euros and leaving them behind in Paris. À bientôt!