A woman working the front door at an Italian restaurant on the Champs-Elysees wanted to know if we were for Trump. From the outset she seemed quite excited about the prospect of Trump in the oval office. She was disappointed when neither Marcia nor I nodded approval of Trump. As we were departing she came up to explain why she thinks Trump would be good. She mentioned the impact of the governmental costs of hosting immigrants. Her bottom line was that immigrants were adding to individuals’ tax burden. When we did not indicate support for Trump, she asked if we were for Bernie. It was interesting that she did not have an opinion on Hillary. Throughout the interaction she was friendly and welcoming, not at all fitting the American stereotype of the cold French. (Actually she was representative of the positive interactions we have had in France.) She offered to take our picture with Arc de Triomphe in the background.
We then headed to Arc de Triomphe. Our stair climbing prowess is growing day by day. The views from the top impressed even the kids. To give the kids ownership of what we do each day, we decided to take turns. It was a good decision to have each member of the family to have control of a day.
Below are some shots from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.