I woke up at 8:15am. We are sleeping better. We must be over the jet-lag so I can stop complaining about that now.
It is another slow morning for us with a late breakfast. My DH had to try a new bakery this morning to get our baguette. Apparently many businesses close for the month of August. We knew that but we did not know the extent of the practice – stores and restaurants of all kinds forfeit a month’s worth of tourist dollars to spend the summer elsewhere. Could be because many places here do not have air conditioning and heat of Paris can be very uncomfortable — as we have found out.
Today I choose the walk – walking tour #5 out of the “Frommer’s Memorable Walks in Paris” book. This walk covers the “intellectual, argumentative, creative, and cosmopolitan spirit” of the St-Germain Quarter district. We head out of the apartment around 11am. The weather is noticeably cooler and a bit cloudy – perfect walking weather! Here are the highlights:
Around 6:30pm, we decide to have a fancy French dinner at a restaurant called La Procope – Ben Franklin ate here!
After dinner, we take the Metro back to the apartment. I finish the laundry and my DH calls his cousin to set up a visit. The rest of the evening is email and a bit of the shows on BBC. It is cloudy and rain is expected – good sleeping weather!
Quote of the day: “Really? We’ve been here two weeks?” — DH