What a great time we are having. Au contraire to conventional wisdom, Parisians are very nice people. They are especially pleasant if they know that you respect their language and their culture. We decided to go to lunch today at a Mexican restaurant along La Seine river on the right bank. We walked there and took the bus home, stopping along the way for the requisite baguette, fresh produce from a street vendor, groceries and…a few wrong turns. We rode the bus which did not feel entirely intuitive but those on board adopted us and showed us the way home. I even had an elderly woman on a bridge crossing the Seine stumble upon a man’s gold wedding ring try to give it to me for a souvenir when I told her what good luck she had just had!