18.08.2017 - 19.08.2017 75 °F
Our 2nd day in Paris was mostly devoted to taking care of business. First on the agenda a 10:00 am appointment at the vet for Shai. She was less than thrilled about getting back in her bag after the previous long travel day but she relented and we set off to the vet. I was able to find a veterinarian that spoke English which really made the visit easy - a cursory exam, a few questions, a scan of her chip, and a look through her papers (finally someone wanted to see those papers we drove to Austin for) - voila Shai now has a European Pet Passport!
On to the next matter - a European Sim for the phone. We found an Orange store nearby and 15 minutes later cheap data! I am such an internet junkie having mobile data is pretty necessary as well as convenient. Google maps alone is priceless for finding your way! The new rule here for no roaming throughout Europe is really fantastic - it just makes sense to have a local phone when traveling here.
Lastly a stop at the grocery store for cat litter, water, and of course wine! With all of our purchases in hand we returned to the hotel - Shai was very glad to be out of the bag! We stored our purchases then headed next door for lunch.
It had been raining on & off since we arrived with beautiful temps in the high 60's low 70's - not a 90 nor 100 in sight! Hot, cheesy, delicious French Onion Soup was the perfect lunch for this rainy day. Brasserie Le Bourbon is right around the corner from our hotel and their French Onion Soup is as good as it gets!
After lunch - nap time.
Well rested we headed out again - this time to a laundromat - we found one in the heart of the St-Germain-des-Pres area. It just happened to be across the street from Bar du Marche - a little place that has been there since 1922. It was a very very lively place and although we we were too late for the full dinner menu we managed to fill up on a delicious Croque-Monsieur sandwich - again the cheese, and washed down with yet another lovely French wine.
Thus we ended another perfect and productive day in beautiful Paris!