Arc de Triomphe

DSCN0413A 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 iDSCN0411ndividuals’ 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.

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I asked her if it was Ok to take her picture.  Here’s Marcia with her new friend

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.

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Below are some shots from the top of the  Arc de Triomphe.

 

4 thoughts on “Arc de Triomphe”

  1. Thanks for sharing your trip! It is bringing back so many happy memories of the trip that I made with my daughters in 2000.
    You mentioned a request for suggestions from others. I’m sure that you will visit Notre Dame and Versailles during your stay in Paris. We also enjoyed visits to a few less publicized spots, including the Louis Pasteur Institute, La Madeleine, Sainte-Chapelle, and The Conciergerie. Have fun!!

  2. Was Sara in the picture? I didn’t see her. I can’t print out the whole trip so i have to have Mom come up here and see it.

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