* "America is my country; and Paris is my hometown." - - Gertrude Stein

Good Morning!

Falling asleep knowing you're under the Eiffel Tower surely puts you adrift peacefully, but my favorite part of every day was waking up - not only for knowing that I was awakening still in the city of lights, but because it meant the hotel breakfast room; getting ready in full luncheon gear earlier than you ever had to be ready for brunch with your Mum-mum, and walking down through the courtyards, and coffee all the more delicious since you're in France, and scrambled eggs, bacon, and croissants globbed in honey, and enough yogurt and pineapple to make you feel like a fro-yo confection. Pair that meal with all of the walking you'll be doing the rest of the day and you have just inherited the bona fide diet plan from European heaven.