We have arrived! Our hotel is lovely, quaint with a little table filled garden, where we waited while our room was made ready. I also took a walk around the neighbourhood during that time. Visited the outside of Ernest and Hadley Hemmingway’s apartment. This is the one they lived in which he describes in a Moveable Feast. After resting, (we both took a nap) we ventured out to find a grocer to purchase facial tissues and some bottled water. We ate at a cafe called Royal Jussieu, dining on Croque Monsieur ( grilled ham and cheese sandwich) and salad greens. The cheese and fresh baked bread in the sandwich made it heavenly. The servers were so sweet and kind, helping us through the language barrier. My only shock, was the cost of my small bottle of Coke, €4.80, which I believe is well over $6.00. I will have to stick to drinking tea. Back at the hotel, the garden was a lively place, with hotel guest visiting, playing dominos, writing postcards and eating Parisian style, bread, cheese, cold cuts and fruit. We may do that for most of our lunches, enjoying this garden or the banks of the Seine River or one of Paris’s beautiful parks. A great first day!