Vingt-six, Day twenty-six

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Today started with a centennial. My grandfather’s triple wounding. He fought on so tomorrow will be the anniversary of his being sent back to get patched up. When the rumor of his death got back to his unit no one was surprised. I am in Paris today living proof of the rumor’s inaccuracy. The day has ended with eye candy.

After packing up I snapped a pic of the most humble window view of our trip. Even so, it’s very fetching. I also took a pic for our insurer of the wound someone inflicted on our Citroen two weeks ago in a St. Malo parking lot.Today would be a reckoning as we were dropping it off at Charles De Gaulle airport.

I wasn’t planning to take a lot of pictures today as we were in Paris for a second go around….but Paris has so much eye candy starting with the bistros outside our hotel. I snapped this while devouring a boeuf salad.

Then on our walk to the Seine, starting with the rabbits trimming the grass at the Army Museum, I couldn’t put my camera down. I shot grand statues including one of Lafayette paid for by American school children. But the best eye candy came on the gilded bridge crossing the Seine. We passed a dozen brides and grooms-to-be having professionals take their photos. The last couple I passed paused to pose for me with gracious good humor.

Claudia and I confessed to each other a few days back that a full month was proving to be a little long. Fortunately, France has enough charms to salve our tired feet. We will miss out on one of those sights. We failed to pre-order tickets to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower. I told Claudia that this obligates us to come back. She didn’t disagree. But until then we have other sights to see over the next four days.

A few of the pics: