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Paris - Deuxième Partie

A lazy day

sunny 92 °F
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Don't know if you are reading the blog, Emmie, but Happy Birthday!

So Ivan and Diana have their plans for the Eiffel Tower today as does Sally separately. It's a work day for me (trying to extend my vacation), but I explore the local area a bit for breakfast - finding the fancy french marshmallows (guimaures), some laundry mats, and saw a big side of beef hanging over the street from a hook on a truck (only managed to capture the guy carrying into the shop/restaraunt)...

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Phil, Kate and I do laundry and have a nice lunch at the place next store. The Wash Boat, is sandwiched between a restaraunt and a highly rated bar, Teddy's Bar - with Air Conditioning as part of it's permanent signage (we make a note to come back later).

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The Cluny Museum (Middle Ages) is not very far away so Phil, Kate and I decided to see what was there - ancient bath ruins, the Lady and the Unicorn exhibit, new reception area. It frigidarium/baths were pretty neat. The lady and the unicorn tapestries were impressive wall length depictions of the different senses (touch, taste, hearing, seeing, and smell - in order of transcendence). But the main part of the museum is really closed for renovations (for about 2 more years).

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Kate found a nice pub nearby with lively, where we enjoyed few pints where the "beer of the moment" lived up to its name (keep changing on us)...

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Back to the hotel area to hang out and wait for the others to return, so naturally we decided to try Teddy's Bar. It was loaded with Teddy bears, a hard working, fast bartender, a leopard wall-papered room, and oscillating fans to "air condition" the area. We decided to get their Sangria special which was very good - seems cinnamon is a magic ingredient - and will make it into any recipe I use in the future - it was very good. They had an American lager, Shipyard, which was so foamy, it took them 4 glasses and several minutes to get someone a pint of.

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Still waiting for the others, we tried some other neighbor places as well - all very interesting - Tapas Bar (with Ernest Hemmingway site) and a place to get our new experiental drink - Get 27 - kind of a minty (think warm peppermint patty Scope).

We all got together for a bite to eat and hang out and when returning to the hotel got kicked out of the small lobby (too loud, too late :)

Posted by M6-Greg 22:22 Archived in France

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