You are looking at one tired and bedraggled gal right now. Our trip did not get off to a good start. After boarding our direct flight to Paris in Charlotte we sat on the plane for awhile after our planned departure time. The captain came on the PA system and said there was a problem with a smoke sensor in the cargo hold and we could not take off until it was fixed or replaced. We sat on the ground with updates for three hours. The problem was never resolved and the entire group of passengers had to disembark and walk to another terminal on the other side of the airport and wait 30 minutes to board a substitute plane. We spent over 4 hours on the ground and another 8 hours in flight.
But we are here and I am in love with the city of light. Because of the delay in arriving, the person who was supposed to meet us and let us into the apartment could not do so for two hours. That is why I am sitting at a sidewalk cafe sipping wine with all of our luggage. The cafe owner was kind enough to store our luggage for us so that we could do a little exploring on rue Cler. Who says the French are unfriendly?
Before we browsed the shops on the street we fortified ourselves with omelets and salad. The omelets were absolutely delicious.
The market street has everything from flowers to cheese. We bought two individual quiches, croissants and fresh strawberries.
In spite of the rocky start, everything is beautiful. We are resting before our dinner tonight at Reed. Will continue with my postcard from Paris soon.