So today we did Paris in the rain because the museums are open late on Thursdays. We went to the Musee de l'Orangerie to see Monet's Water Lilies and the Post Impressionist works downstairs. We had lunch at a brasserie behind the Musee D'Orsay, where we were given candy bracelets as we left the table, then we spent several heavenly hours at the Musee D'Orsay with Degas, Monet, Manet, Lautrec, Cassatt, Morisot, Gaugin, Cezanne, Vuillard..
Our toes were cold, our clothes were wet, our feet were aching as we piled back onto the train for the 50 minute ride, some of us munching on our candy bracelets. We arrived home around 7:00 to a welcome fire in the fireplace and aromas from the kitchen. Dang. This is a nice way to live.
Everybody is downstairs eating that wonderful smelling seafood dinner. I have opted out of dinner tonight, feeling the need to give myself a break from all the rich foods we've been served. Although with the aromas drifting upstairs to me I'm beginning to regret it.
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