Most of you already know my dear Paris amie Mary Gilbert ( Mad About Paris). We met almost 4 years ago on Virtual Tourist as hopeless Francophiles. Our friendship grew from there. After months of emails, we finally met face to face here in Birmingham right before my second trip to Paris in November, 2008. Since then, we've savored Paris together four times. We are, I think, wonderful travel companions. She walks my tail off, and I just suck it up and try to carry on. Merci Mar for dragging me all over Paris and being my very best Paris buddy. This photo I took last January. I think it's just perfect. I hope she thinks so !!!