Our first task upon arriving in Paris was to make our way through the airport to the metro system. Fortunately, my husband knew just what to do since he has been there on business many times before.
As it turns out, our hotel was just one block from the metro station where we exited. Best Western runs the Hotel Marais Bastille which is centrally located and sits on a street lined with trees, with a park just across the street.
The view from a small balcony off our room was beautiful.
It was so lovely to see that the leaves had already begun to change.
Yet there were also colorful plants and flowers everywhere we looked.
It was like experiencing fall and spring at the same time.
We arrived late afternoon on Sunday so our first night was spent wandering the area around our hotel.
Just a few blocks away was the Colonne de Juliet which stands as a tribute to those who died in the uprisings of 1830 and 1848.
Nights were cool enough that we were able to sleep with the windows open, something unheard of during summer in Kuwait.
Since our flight had departed Kuwait at 4 am and we didn't get to our hotel until after 4 pm, we all slept really well that first night.
I am nearly through the mountain of laundry we brought back with us. School clothes have been ironed, ready for the start of the new school year tomorrow. It's still amazing to me that one day we can be in Paris, and the next day we are home again, back to reality.
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Best wishes for a great new week. Friendship blessings, Tammy