Sunday, April 24, 2011

Just a day in the park

Quite literally, we spent the better part of today at des Buttes Chaumont. And the bits not spent in the park still had the same leisurely pace and lovely feel.

It started with brunch with Jo—an ode to our old tradition.

Then it was onto the park for Rachel’s Easter Egg Picnic.

We took the scenic route, admiring the enormous trees in full bloom…

… digging the energy of all the other revelers….

… and spying one or two dream homes overlooking all this green wonder.

We finally found our picnic party and promptly started nibbling and sipping and lounging the day away.

When was the last thing you did nothing all day but eat and drink and talk and feel the sun?? It had been way too long for me. I felt so relaxed and content.

In the evening, we packed it up walked down the hill and, a la fin, decided it really wasn’t time for the day to be over.

So we had a last drink along the canal…

… where we spied more dream homes…

… and cute baby duckies.

Too bad they’re swimming in such muck. (Clean your acts up, bobos!)

And it wouldn’t be a perfect day in Paris if it didn’t end with that magical sky.

Merci, Paris. Happy Easter, everyone.


  1. Don't become a tourist on us, Amy!! I am missing your critical eye....glad you are having a lovely visit, though. The weather has been great, that is sure.

  2. Wonderful, just what I needed tonight.
    And with a tiny detail here and there , it looked pretty much just like it did here..
    without the baby ducks. And the picnic was from a French bakery so we were simpatico, ya know? :)
    besos. C

  3. Looks like we keep missing each other? Mr. Cheeseland and I took a long walk along the canal (in front of that bar) after lunch! We made the same comment about the muck in the water.

    Looks like you're optimizing your time in Paris, glad you're having fun!

  4. Too funny: M.le Duc and I walked along the canal after lunch and were in the Buttes Chaumont at the end of the afternoon!:) And we ended the day in your old neighbourhood of Montorgueil!:) We too commented on the muck in the canal (especially in the greenish stagnant water under a little shed bearing the inscription "assainissement de Paris"! Too ironic!)

  5. It sounds and looks heavenly. I don't know if I've EVER had a day like that. I may be high time, now.

  6. It looks like you're having a fabulous time, my dear! Can't wait to see you again on Wednesday. I'm excited to hear about all of your fun adventures.