Perfect Paris Day

On Friday, the sun came out.

This was a rare opportunity to walk around without freezing, wear sunglasses (which have been taking up precious real-estate in my purse to now), and actually enjoy Paris.

My perfect day began when I realized that it was my last day to wake up and be alone. David will arrive Saturday. I attempted to go to the Gobelins Tapestry factory to find that is was closed to visitors on Fridays. Perfect! I can come back with David next week.
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Then I went to the Galleries Lafayette fashion show. This was an item on my list so I got to scratch one off. I was trying to kill time before the show so i had lunch on the 6th floor of the GL. I sat down, looked past a French man reading a newspaper story about soccer (headline, front page) out the window to see the Eiffel Tower. I was drinking some red wine thinking how much my sister, Judy, would have had in Paris, in this moment, and “Hey, Jude” began playing on my earbuds. Perfect.
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At the GL fashion show, I didn’t have reservations so they asked me to take a seat in the back of the room in the dark. I was happy to do that but when the show was about to begin they had me move to the front. I was a “seat-filler”! Yeah! Perfect.
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I went to see the Eiffel Tower. First time during this trip I’ve gone in the daytime. I had noticed this before but had not paused to consider how incredible it is: There are two life-sized plastic(?) football players on the dock of the Seine before you board the boats, only two. One is an Oklahoma University player and one is a Texas Longhorns player. This annual football rivalry game is only important in the Midwestern U.S. And David is a University of Oklahoma graduate.
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I bought a ticket and boarded the boat seconds before it departed. I snapped a photo of the ol’ girl with my feet in the photo (it’s a thing David and I do, photos of our feet with famous backdrops). For some reason, though it was the same boat we took with Marsha and Brb, the route had changed. I got to see the Statue of Liberty copy with the Eiffel Tower next to it. Also perfect.
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But, by far the most perfect part of my day was meeting a little poodle named Samira who was on the rooftop terrace of the Galleries Lafayette, soaking up the sun rays and gazing at the view of the Eiffel Tower. Absolutely perfect!
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