Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Paris sights

The weather has been gorgeous here in Paris. Below are some pictures that I took today and yesterday.

Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe
La Défense
Grande Arche

It was really hot yesterday...27°C (80.6°F)!!! Tom was so hot that he turned on our portable air conditioner. We never used the air conditioners last summer.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Once again, party planner Leesa organized a wonderful picnic along the Seine. We had about a 15 foot long spread of food and drink.

Our new picnic basket!!

Tennessee riverboat in Paris!!

Our entertainment for the night
This picture was taken at 9:45 at night. I love the long days of summer!!

Salsa along the Seine. I wish that I knew how to dance salsa - it looks like so much fun!

On Friday nights and Sunday afternoons, there are organized roller blading events around Paris. The routes cover about 15 to 20 kilometers. Thousands of people attend these events. Tom and I are actually thinking of buying roller blades so that we can join in. It looks like so much fun!

The Sunday one passed us as we were walking to our picnic spot. The police stop traffic along the route and it is incredibly organized.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Birthday MB!!

Another wonderful and delicious dinner at Cynthia and Mark's. Everything smelled fabulous. Marybeth's birthday!! Bonne Anniversarie!

Au Revoir, Bob

Once again, Bob is leaving us for the summer to see all of his grandparents.
Anxious to leave
Bye Bob!

Fête de la Musique - June 20th

Another beautiful day in Paris for the Fête de la Musique! We first stopped to see Libby's band in the 9th arrondisement.

Friends listening to Libby's wonderful rock band...

Bob and friends enjoying a cocktail while listening to Libby's band...

Bob and friends..

Next stop...Sacré-Coeur. Looking down from Sacré-Coeur.

Walking around Montmatre

Friends visiting from NJ who were definitely enjoying the Paris sunshine after the wet spring in NJ.

Next stop...a wonderful jazz performance by our friend Brigitte in Le Marais.

Then, into the crowded Latin Quarter around midnight.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Schools out for SUMMER!!!

Yipee!! June 18th - Last day of school and prom night. This was taken when the boys got home from the prom at 12:45am (as per our giant wall clock).

Difference between U.S. proms and French proms -wine is served since the drinking age is 16.

Since the prom was in Paris, we had one last big sleepover before everyone heads out for summer. What fun and such a great group of friends!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A fun day!

Joined fellow bloggers in Paris for a fun afternoon!

Where am I???

Metro Ligne 1 - I had never seen advertising on the metros like this before. I like it - colorful and clean.

Congratualtions Bob!!!!

Bob was selected by his volleyball coach as Most Improved Player. A little hard to see, but here he is walking to his coach to receive his award.

So, I won't forget his name....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Where am I???

Good news!! It only took me 2 hours to get this picture on my blog! Couldn't figure out where my digital pictures were...camera battery died...couldn't remember how to get the pictures on my blog...etc.etc. I think it's going to take me a long time to catch up.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm back !!!

Well, it's been a long time!! I've actually forgot how to add pictures so I'll have to get another computer lesson from my husband.

When my computer first broke at the end of February, it took more than 1 month to get it back. And when I finally got it back....it was still broken (the motherboard). So, we had to send it away again for 1 month.

When I finally got it back, our internet went down. It turned out to be a problem where the internet enters our building and that took 1 1/2 months to fix.

Then, we went on several vacations back to back. Now I'm back and unpacked and ready to blog (if technology doesn't fail me again)!