We had a lovely last day in Europe. The temperature was right around 70 degrees and I could wear short sleeves! Tomorrow we will fly home. First thing we did today was get our preflight Covid tests. The pharmacy was right next to our hotel and for $20 each we had our negative results in 20 minutes.
My sister and I were exchanging messages today and reminiscing about our first time in Paris in 1970 with our parents and grandparents after my high school graduation. My Dad drove us right by the Eiffel Tower just like Duke and I did yesterday. Here is a picture of Barbara from that trip! It’s hard to believe that was more than 50 years ago!
After we got our Covid test results we took the Metro to the Louvre and walked through the gardens and along the Champs Elysee almost to the Arc de Triomphe it is definitely springtime in Paris
We stopped by one of the fountains and had fun watching the kids play with their rental sailboats.
We stopped at Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Élysées to browse. One fun thing they had was free decoration for Crocs that you buy.
Soon after that we caught the metro back to our hotel. For dinner we went to a restaurant we remembered from our first trip to Paris, Le Tournesol (the sunflower). I sometimes try things even when I don’t know what they are. I started with the Carpaccio de bar and Duke had the Taboulé se sardine. They were both very good.
For the main course Duke had pork and I had head of veal. I’m still not sure what head of veal is exactly. It was very good and seemed to have pieces of fat that weren’t like the fat you find in a steak… very interesting.
Dessert was yummy too, pear tart and mousse with fresh berries.