Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza is the latest book I’ve read from my 2019 book list. I read several chapters on our 12+ drive back to Minnesota a few weeks ago.
We celebrated the 4th of July by touring Musée d’Orsay. It’s surprising how many Statue of Liberties are around Paris. Inside the d’Orsay we took the quick selfie in front of one to celebrate our Independence Day.
As I’ve mentioned, my new job requires me to be on the road a few times a month. Rather than listen to hours of music or talk radio I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks! I listen to them much faster than I read books, so, once again, I grouped four together.
Like the other Châteaux, we did a private tour of Château de Versailles and we’re so glad we did! We toured the inside of the castle, the gardens and the estate of Trianon. Along the way we learned a lot more about Marie Antoinette too!
This One is Mine is the third book that I’ve read by Maria Semple. I first listened to the audiobook of Where’d You Go Bernadette and then Today Will Be Different. I loved both of these, so when I found this book it was a no brainer to put it on my 2019 book list.
I hinted and now I’m confirming that that I’ll be doing the Marshall University Marathon this fall! Let me explain why, the course & training and my goals for my fourth (!) marathon.
Going to the big tourist spots are required, but this French Wine and Cheese Pairing was my favorite excursion! It was at Geraldine’s private apartment, making it truly an immersion experience.
After returning from Amboise, we had another “free day” and walked around 10 miles to build up an appetite for our dinner at Monsieur Bleu. It’s located within the Palais de Tokyo, just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The trees were full of leaves so you could only see it if you squinted.
Time flies when you’re having fun! I even forgot to do a May Currently, but I’m back at it with a recap of June and July. You can see from the photo that we’re making progress with our living room makeover, but it’s been low on the priority list.
We made the most of our free day in Amboise by visited in the farmer’s market and the Château du Clos Lucé.