jerry and jean

jerry and jean

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Crazy beautiful Saturday/Sunday

Here we are in beautiful Paris, on a Sunday, just pinching ourselves with our luck at the beautiful weather.  Yesterday was Gorgeous...72 degrees, and everyone was out and about.

 First, our dinner on Friday night at La Gazette.  Really nice food, the people were so nice to us. We would definitely eat there again.

Salad with humus and a bottle of Cote du Rhone

Smoked salmon, lentils and a poached egg.  Delish!  Who dreams up this stuff?

My plat was one of the specials, Pork with some amazing sauce, and great mashed potatoes.

Roast chicken with a wine/mushroom sauce.  Also Amazing

Berry Sorbet/ coffee/ Port wine
Such a fun night.  We were right next to the kitchen window, so we could watch them cook.  A well oiled machine for sure.

Saturday, breakfast at Tanty on the corner.  Here is the walk to the metro.
Our street, Ave. Alphland

Tanty, which has the best croissant in the city!!!!

Cross the street....Arc du Triomphe in the background

Porte Maillot Metro station
Took the subway down to the city center to try and find the apartment that Jill and Jay Vanderwilt have rented for June.  
We are right on the edge of the 16th and 17th by the Arc on the upper left of the map.
Jill and Jay are staying down by Notre Dame which is on the Seine in the middle on the left bank

Easy subway ride down.  We stopped at the Tulleries to get some information at the TI (tourist information).
He does this every trip!





Bastile, the Arc all lined up


such a beautiful day for a boat ride



Kept walking and went over the bridge that has a million locks on it.  Couples are supposed to go there, lock a lock on the bridge and throw away the key into the river to signify they are bound together forever.  It is getting a little crazy!
There really isn't a square inch left, and I heard they clean them off about every 2 months or so.



Of course, another revenue source for the gypsies



Beautiful day!

Now we had a pretty good idea where this place was (Vanderwilt's apartment), and while we didn't walk "right" to it, it was easy to find once we did.





Another street mime floating in thin air

Found the street

They won't starve on this street



Voila!  #29



Lots of people out today

Sign on the corner.  Look at the bottom one.

Standing by the above sign, turn around and here is the Saint Michel Metro station
And from the corner you can see....Notre Dame.




We were starving and we found....a hamburger joint! Not usual except McDonald's in Paris Just what we wanted today.  Sat outside and had a burger, fries, and a coke.  Wasn't cheap, but it tasted good.

Walked back to subway and got on, pooped again.  Back in the neighborhood, we bought a chicken and some potatoes Lyonnaise (scalloped potatoes).  Dinner in the apartment!
You think these look good, you should have tasted it.  A lot better than a wonder chicken from Fareway!


I'm in the bedroom
Jerry in the living room!


Sunday, another nice day.  Went out and found a new grocery store, and waited for Kristine Galiher to come.  She got  a ride from Amsterdam and will stay with us for a few days.  So fun to see her.  We met her at our little corner "living room" bar.
A hug from Kris 


Eye candy for Jerry



Now we are back at the apartment waiting to go out for dinner.  Really, that is about what we do around here, eat, and wait to eat.  A few random pictures that don't fit anywhere.
Jerry punching in the first code on the street.  Then there are 2 more doors with keys.  Pretty safe place.

Courtyard windows from the courtyard

The elevator in the apartment is pretty little.
on the corner, the pastry
Macaroons, strawberry tart, cream/chocolate tart, citron tart, chocolate Napoleon and chocolate eclair


Can you say seafood?

Anyway, we are just hanging out today.  Kris didn't get much sleep last night so early night for us, and then tomorrow....who knows?  Au revoir!