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Paris is Hot, Baby!

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Isn’t this a nice welcome sign? It almost makes me want to hop on a bus to Montmartre today.

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.

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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.

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Once inside the gates of the Tuileries, I left all that mess behind.  The gardens looked beautiful, even in the heat of summer.

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Yeah, she looks good on the outside, but she was sweating like a pig under all that tuile.

Yeah, she looks good on the outside, but she was sweating like a pig under all that toile.

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!

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