Most of you know by now that I often travel to Paris with my dear friend Mary Gilbert. She and I met via Virtual Tourist after my first trip to Paris in 2007. Since then, we've met in Paris twice and traveled (via standby) together 3 times. She is the best travel bud in the world. She has a built in GPS that gets us anywhere I want to go and she keeps an eye on me when I wander off in search of a photo. She's learned how to keep me walking by holding the "carrot" of a really good place to shoot just a few blocks away, and miraculously, despite knee issues, I keep up, although I've accused her of trying to kill me on many occassions ! We laugh a lot, eat and drink a lot, but most of all, we just enjoy discovering the city we both love... together. Thanks Mar. Here's to many more trips and many more fond memories.