Yesterday we arrived in Paris with my mom and dad. Trying to drive in the city is difficult because there are so many little streets, that if you miss one, forget it. We finally found our apartment and it is great. We are in the St. Germain area and it is bustling. We are on a pedestrian alley filled with restaurants and shops and a pub and even a mexican restaurant. We ate at the mexican restaurant last night and it was really good. Lucy and I were so happy, we love and miss mexican food! The pub is terrific. Yesterday my dad and I went in and there was a big football (soccer) match on t.v. We had a pint and met some folks and it was great. We went back tonight and the Broncos were on!!! Finding the NFL over here is pretty difficult, and then my favorite team - what are the chances! I love this city. It is so vibrant and full of life that I am in heaven. In the 4 blocks near us there are at least 15 cafes with outdoor seating. Everyone is out late at night. Is this the city that never sleeps, or is that NY? Well it could be here too. Lucy and I were out walking at 10 p.m. and all the cafes were packed, it was raining, but no one cared. They just pulled their tables under the awning and continued on having fun.
So everywhere you turn you see people embracing and hugging and kissing. At the eiffel tower there was a couple in front of us buying their tickets so I know she was 18 because she wanted to discounted rate. When we saw them at the top they were kissing SO LONG that I was thinking "get a room people!" Last night we took a boat ride on the Seine river at night. There was a couple on it doing the same thing. An then all over the city you see these embraces from the movies. One couple we had to walk around on the sidewalk today because they were so lost in their kiss that they weren't moving. They were in their 50's and I thought, OMG they must be having an affair. But I don't think so, because this is across the city. And I thought Virginia was for lovers...not even close.