Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Our tour of Montmarte (the artsy area!) started in Pigalle (the red light district). That should have been a warning. Frank, our guide, tended to take on the flavor of whatever area he was in: when we were in the literary district he was scholarly, when we were in the Van Gogh's neighborhood he was weird and dark, and we started with a cemetery ... a cool cemetery, populated by cats, but still a cemetery.

Frank moved fast and told us little that we did not already know. So, after we saw the Great Feathered Mouse, we let ourselves get separated from the group. (Oopsie!)

We found a street creperie. (yum!) Bill and Erica shared a crepe with hazelnut and chocolate... okay, Bill snagged a bite when Erica wasn't looking.

Fortified, we climbed up to Sacre Couer. The mount was beautiful, bright, and cold. And totally worth it! I'll bet we had loads more fun than the people Frank didn't lose.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Segway to Paris

I can't believe I got this silly blog working again--too late to work in Paris, but at least the pictures are here! Our first full day in Paris saw us on a Segway tour with Fat Tire Tours. We became a part of the landscape as tourists took pictures of us! Yes, there's the Eiffel Tower behind us--heck of a hood ornament, n'est-ce pas?

That evening, we went to dinner at Cafe Constant, just a few blocks from our apartment. Bill had some wonderful fish and Desi had something delicious that she didn't want to share, but somehow now can't remember what it was!

Bill called Desi his "French girlfriend!"