May 23rd, 2007


Hotel breakfast

BreakfastDelicious creamy scrambled eggs, which weren't on the buffet this morning until I was done eating, but which I enjoyed yesterday. Lots of fresh and dried fruit, plenty of bread, croissants, etc., sliced ham and prosciutto, and grilled stuffed tomatoes.

Excellent dinner last night at the Bastide d'Odeon, recommended by the hotel concierge, whom my parents remembered from their visit two years ago. Nice casual dinner place that of course filled up first with American tourists, followed by a handful of locals eating early. Any other French people would have dined after we left around 8. :-)

Before dinner we walked through the Luxembourg Gardens, and a couple handed Jeff a camera and asked him to take pictures while the man pulled out a Cartier box and proposed to the woman. Awww. I got a few pictures, as well.

Parents' alarm clock didn't go off this morning, so after Jeff and I waited for breakfast downstairs for 15 minutes, we called and they were nowhere near ready. We've eaten, and waiting for them before we set out for today's sightseeing. Can't seem to get on AIM, but that's OK, at this hour there probably aren't many people around to chat with.

The Proposal

ProposalI'm glad to see that I got several good pictures of the happy couple last night! If you missed the story earlier, the man asked Jeff to take a few pictures with their camera, and then took out the Cartier bag and proposed. She's English and he's from Missouri, but they live in Panama.

A lot of walking today. Not sure quite how much, but it's a total of 19 miles since yesterday morning, according to my trusty Cornell pedometer.

Time to get dressed for dinner!