Chez Nous 2013

We’re on full-steam-ahead mode now. You’ll be happy for David when you hear that I’m finally helping with the packing. I’ve now packed 29 boxes of books, which is more than half of the fiction section of our library. It was actually kind of addictive, like a jigsaw puzzle, so I will definitely be packing more of the library, I promise.

Here is the final post about the 2013 reconnaissance mission, originally written just after we had arrived home (chez nous):

We managed to dodge all the transportation strikes in France and the lightning in Denver that almost forced our plane to land in Colorado Springs instead, and got home late Thursday evening, the 13th of June.

Here is the last set of photos from our three weeks in France. These are a few I wanted to send earlier, but they didn’t quite make the first cut. So for a temporary farewell to France, here they are.

Musée d’Orsay
Musée d’Orsay

Inside shot of Musée d’Orsay. No photos allowed in among the paintings, but this is from the little scenic overlook you can climb up to after you finish admiring the Impressionists. I think I was allowed to take this shot, but if not, it’s too late now!

Musée d’Orsay
Musée d’Orsay

The posh restaurant at the Musée d’Orsay mentioned in an earlier email. Fortunately the rain chased us in there.

Square Gabriel Pierné, Paris
Square Gabriel Pierné, Paris

Tiny park in Paris with benches after my own heart.

Parc de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris
Parc de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

Another shot of the park with the pretty blue benches.

Ile de Ré
Ile de Ré

One of the other beaches on Ile de Ré. Love this picturesque ramp, but my favorite part was the sign right next to it saying, “Beach Access 0 km →” (or more likely Plage Accès) pointing to the right AWAY from the ramp. I can agree with the 0 km distance, but I question the need for the sign in the first place and certainly the direction of the arrow. Quoi? (Roughly, Huh?)

This and other mysteries will perhaps be solved soon. We fly to France on the 26th of March.

À bientôt, la belle France!

2 thoughts on “Chez Nous 2013”

  1. OK, clearly we’ll never be able to afford ANY restaurant in France – that was actually a dining room at the museum?

    Maybe Kristl and I should focus on a year abroad in Botswana. . . Thanks for sharing, Doug

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