Tuesday, July 20, 2010
WE'RE HERE after all the usual traveler hassles of actually arriving somewhere. Here is an indiscriminate list of first impressions: Paris: Girls in white cotton dresses with black belts; skinny women; women in heels or flats, no hiking or tennis shoes; tiny girls in little dresses playing in the park; bistros with sidewalk tables full of people; 91 degrees of heat. Madrid: Kathy, Austin, and Jim in great spirits; the apartment is wonderful: the windows of the balcony are covered in drapes that reach from ceiling to floor...10 feet; pizza and cold 30 cent beer; lots and lots of people out on the street watching buskers at 10:30 pm with the heat hovering about 80 degrees; we all conk out immediately upon hitting the horizontal position and the pillows. Good Night!