This afternoon, Tegan and I hopped on le metro and rode all the way down to the 8th Arrondissement to walk along the Champs Élysées and see L’Arc de Triomphe. This was such a lovely experience (besides the overload of tourists, of course). Last time I walked along the Champs Elysees several years ago, it was pouring rain- just about the worst weather for visiting this fancy outdoor shopping strip. Being more of a trot than a stroll, you can imagine I was slightly less than satisfied with that visit. Today’s experience could not have been more different. The sky was bright blue , the clouds fluffy white and the temperature a breezy 75 degrees. We popped in and out of Zara, stopped to watch (and participate in in Tegan’s case) a street performance, and enjoyed macarons and un petit croissant au chocolat from Laduree. Mais it was a very long day, et maintenent je suis trés fatigué. Alors, it is time for bed! Bon nuit!