Sigh. I'm too tired for tears this morning, but I did shed a few yesterday, comme toujours.
And speaking of yesterday, it was a great day - the warmest we've had and NO rain!
The guided tour of the Opera Garnier was excellent - highly recommend it. There's a lot you don't see at a performance that's covered on the tour. I never knew what the original ceiling looked like, and they have a small (obviously!) replica of it on the tour. We both like the Chagall ceiling much better. There's also a huge library that I never knew existed. The unfinished Emporer's apartment was very cool, too (he never made it there). It's also a steel-framed building - who knew? - with 30 types of marble, most imported.
We finally used our terrace yesterday at lunch - bread, wine & cheese. There's a pic somewhere, but I'm a little disorganized this AM and haven't downloaded yesterday's photos yet (except for the pastry - see below).
The Franglish event was a lot of fun, but utterly exhausting! We each spoke to 5 different native French speakers, 7 minutes in English and 7 minutes in French. We met some interesting people - all of whom were trying to learn English for different reasons, but mainly for travel and some just to open up some future work opportunities.
You know how at some point on a (fairly) long vacation, you're eager to get home? Yeah, I don't feel that way at all! I hate leaving Paris.
OK, so I'll try to post a few more pictures after we get home.
Happy Memorial Day, and thanks again for following along.