jerry and jean

jerry and jean

Friday, April 4, 2014

Paris Airport

Bonjour for the last time.  We are in the Paris Airport with our bags checked in and sitting at gate A38.  I have the little Web Trotter portable modem on (works great) and will catch you up on our last few days.  We are really anxious to come home and get back to normal, but also leave with such a fondness for this country, that we are always have mixed emotions.

Wednesday Kristine took off without us (we told her to) to see some galleries and just to window shop.  Jerry and I were tired and needed to do some personal gift shopping for the kids, and for me.  Took the metro to Printemps, which is a big high end department store like Sacks or Macy's used to be.

US Embassy

Even tho Jerry would like you to believe he bought the jewelry here, he did not.

My ring and necklace.  What a guy!

Wednesday night we treated Kristine to a really nice meal at La Gazette.  We all got dolled up and went over at 8:30.

 It was like old home week.  The Maitre d welcomed us like we were old friends and our Waiter from Friday night shook our hands and asked when we were leaving.  I introduced Kristine, big buddies now.  Jerry and I decided to share an entree (in France, that is the first course not main).  Pate du foie gras that was slightly heated and then had a sauce of verjuice (slightly tart).

We've eaten a lot of delicious food here, but this rated right up there at the top.
Kristine had the same salad I had on Friday with oranges and hummus.

Then the main course (Plat). Jerry and Kris both had the Dory (fish) with vegetables and I had the duck breast.  Again, just great.

sorbet for dessert. Kris Raspberry

Jean Lemon

Jerry Mango
Fun night.  Home about 11:00.

Next morning was Kris' last day.  She went to another gallery, we went walking.  Another beautiful 70 degree day.  Kris left and we cleaned the apartment and went out for dinner at del Papas on the corner.  We had a lovely starter of shrimps and salad, and a Scallopini with Marsala sauce.

still have their eyes on them Sara! but they were good.
Up at 6:30 AM.  EEEKKKK!
Now just a long flight home with a stop in Dallas.  Home tonight (Friday) at 9:00 Iowa Time.  4:00 AM Paris time.  We will be whipped puppies for a while but will survive.  So happy to be able to share this trip with all of you.  It has been such fun writing to you.  Au Revoir!

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