First Full Day

Beautiful weather welcomed us to our first full day in Paris.  After fresh croissants from our corner patisserie, we tried a different Metro station for a weekly pass, and voila, my French improved overnight, and we got our passes.  Our pass starts on Monday, so we spent the day walking in the Bois de Boulogne,  the second largest park in Paris and 2.5 times larger than Central Park in New York City.  Hiking back to our apartment we passed the Roland Garros Stadium, home of the French Open and the  Jardin des Serres Auteuil, a beautiful botanical garden where I plan to spend more time.  According to Paul’s Fitbit, we walked 13 miles today.  Dinner tonight was at a French/Asiatic restaurant recommended by our landlady.  I ordered our entire meal in French and got a “thumbs up” from our waitress, which probably means my French was understandable but far from flawless.Image