While visiting my friend Donna in Paris, I knew she worked for the U.S. state department, but I didn’t really know what she did. We were photography friends in New York years before and she was now stationed in France. She was a remarkable host to make her home available to me to visit, but she also asked one night if I’d like to join her for a Christmas party. I said sure and didn’t think much of it. Cut to scene where I am standing in a room full of US Embassy employees at the United States Ambassador to France’s residence.
I climbed the Eiffel Tower while in Paris my last visit in 2009. This was footage I took from the middle platform on the way up to the top.
The view of the Eiffel
After a rough start of my plane being delayed in Oklahoma City due to weather and a long layover in the Detroit airport, followed by a long rough flight to Paris, I managed to not let any stress get the better part of me once I arrived. It used to a lot, but I quickly found my luggage, got some cash out of the ATM, located the info to the bus I needed to catch and eventually found myself feeling a bit relaxed on a bus ride into city center.
Some time off, we headed south to Brittany in lower France to a little cottage estate owned by the Campling family. Lot’s of Wine, Games, and golf this weekend. Tomorrow I am going to help Chaz with cladding the side of the barn. It’s not just beautiful here, it’s postcard kind of beautiful.
St Germain en Cogles, France. A few days with the Campling family at their summer home in Brittany, France. I helped clad the side of a barn today as well as uproot a tree. Tomorrow we’re going to play on a century old golf course.