Thursday, January 6, 2011

With Any Luck...


Mary and I will be joining friends over a glass this very day!  

I will not be posting new photos from Paris this week, but hope to be able to share our day's adventures with you each night.

UPDATE!!!  We landed at 6:15 am in the dark and it was raining.  Made it through CDG and customs. I used "Bonjour Monsieur" ( one of my best lines) on the customs officer and actually got a smile!! 
We took the Roissy bus to the Opera and then a quick metro ride ( I won't talk about all the steps with my heavy bags) and found the apt like a charm. We love the apt and Janeen, the owner.  We are headed out for lunch with Peter and a look around our neighborhood. I see the Monoprix in our future and the Apple Store Opera as well!  And for the record, we LOVE  Paris when it  drizzles!
V

23 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Good times with good friends... cheers !

Wong

Elena said...

Amazings pictures! Greetings. Elena.

Maya said...

Cheers!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So glad that all is well and that you love the apt and Janeen. I posted a portrait of her today... try the pâtisserie around the corner. Bises to all!

Can't wait for the stories!
Genie

Thérèse said...

Bon sejour!

Daryl said...

ENVIOUS

Harriet said...

Thanks for letting us know that you arrived safely and that you like the apt.

I can feel the electricity of Paris just by thinking about you being there!

Even the computer is giving me a frenchie-fied WV: vinvers....must mean you're pretty close to a glass of wine!

Laurent said...

Welcome and sorry for the rain !!! How long do you stay ? Will we meet this time ? Even just for a short drink ! Email me.

alice said...

Wine with jet lag? Wow ;-))

Nadege said...

Veinarde! (lucky you).

Virginia said...

Laurent,
I thought you said you'd be in the South of France. I'll email you. 6-12th.
V

8:15 and we're about gone.Had a great day with peter and never missed a beat but Mary's asleep on the sofa and I'm headed to bed as well.

Janie Husband said...

i would love to see paris in the rain....cold...snow...i would just love to see paris....i am very envious....;)

Starman said...

Happy to see you're there and having a great time before you even got into the city.
BTW, you don't have to stand in the cold to see the Monet exhibit. Go to FNAC and get your tickets and you can walk right in.

Alexa said...

I'm envious too—but mostly happy for you and looking forward to enjoying your visit vicariously. A glass of bubbly ... with good friends ... in Paris—what could be better?

Rip said...

And I though the one thing we had over France was Apple....

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Oh!!! Enjoy your time. I can't believe you got a smile at customs..that's amazing :D

Eleanor said...

I hope you don't have to wait in the cold to get into the Monet exhibition. I waited 3 hours and it started to snow...but it was so worth it.

Judy - So California said...

So glad to hear that you and Mary are happily settled in your apartment and have a chance to meet up with Peter. Here's to a great time AND both of you getting many things marked off your lists!

Virginia said...

We have decided against the Monet exhibit as we've seen the Marmatton Monet collection and have limited time here. Hope we don't regret that.

Rip,
The Apple Store was amazing! Took lots of photos. :)

nathalie in avignon said...

Virginia this is so exciting. I can't believe you got a smile from a customs officer - what a good omen for this new stay in Paris.
Please give a hug and kiss to Peter for me, will you? It's been too long since I last saw him!

Gorgeous atmosphere in this photo BTW

Elizabeth said...

The red in the background makes this especially inviting. Perfect.

Anonymous said...

Cheers to you mums! We are watching your travels via our sick beds at the Lawrence Infirmary!!! 4 of 5 lawrences are sick, some flu, some crud!!! Enjoy, and bring us back a happy!!! We love you! Call if you need a lift from the airport when you get home!-Kathleen

Virginia said...

Kat, I'm so sorry you all are feeling puny! Hugs to all.
I'll bring Paris happies for all.
Mums

Nathalie,
Oui an omen! And I will be sure to give Peter an X and an O pour toi!

Thanks Elizabeth!