Good morning, my friends! We arrived yesterday to blue skies and lots of sunshine. As you may know, Paris has been experiencing a warm-up recently. Texans scoff at the notion that temperatures in the 80’s could be considered “hot”, but they forget that we do a lot of walking here. Additionally, the public transportation gets crowded and pungent as the weather warms. And then there is the whole issue of air conditioning . So yeah, even though it was a heck of a lot cooler than back home, it was hot. I worked up a good sweat cleaning a bathroom, and then decided to walk through the Tuileries to keep the jet lag at bay.
The Champs Elysees was still dressed up for Bastille Day on July 14th.
Place de la Concorde was a mess. I’m not sure if it was from Bastille Day or if it’s in anticipation of the Tour de France on Sunday.
Once inside the gates of the Tuileries, I left all that mess behind. The gardens looked beautiful, even in the heat of summer.
I am very happy to be back in my adopted home after a three-month absence. I hope you enjoyed the pictures of my first day back!
Stay cool, my friends!