unplanned weekend to Paris, part one

Last winter, we ordered two pieces of furniture from MUJI (in Paris). Since we are supposed to go there tomorrow evening (hubby must meet his new "boss", starting in September), we thought we could bring them back in the train. Huge mistake, that we realized only last week, that the boxes would be too big to transport in the train ... We had to think fast & we decided to go to Paris by car, this past weekend. No better solution, alas. So we tried to see the positive (& not think about the expense) & booked a B&B, a little under Paris, and considered this weekend as a kind of date. (read = sans kid) My poor hubby drove over 1500 km in a two day period, I feel so sorry for him. We left the boys to my inlaws & we left at 5am on Saturday.

our building at 5.09am

our building at 5.09am

And then the road we hit ...

Bookhou zipped pouch, in the car - 6.10am

Bookhou zipped pouch, in the car - 6.10am

our playlist

our playlist

We had brought a handful of our favorite CDs, and realized that we haven't bought any in years & years, so nothing's really new in that playlist. We had lots of fun listening to them all !

A little blankie was necessary in the morning ! Did you know that You've got m@il is 15 years old ?! Oh my !

A little blankie was necessary in the morning ! Did you know that You've got m@il is 15 years old ?! Oh my !

We got to stop in so many motorway rest areas ... and spotted real differences between the ones in the south & the ones in the center ! (I'll let you guess which ones were more modern & cleaner ...)

built-in sseats at a motorway rest area, nice right ?

built-in sseats at a motorway rest area, nice right ?

We are SO not used to enter Paris by car, and despite the fact that it was Saturday (less traffic than week days), it was pretty hectic to reach our final goal. But one way or another we did it, and finally found an indoor parking. We first had a Jewish cake, then a Mexican beverage (whaaaat ? the normal thing to do when in Paris !! LOL)

Yiddish bakery at Rue des Rosiers/Rue des Ecouffes (4° arrondissement)

Yiddish bakery at Rue des Rosiers/Rue des Ecouffes (4° arrondissement)

La Perla bar, 26 rue François Miron (4° arrondissement)

La Perla bar, 26 rue François Miron (4° arrondissement)

Then took the car again, had a hell of a time to get out of Paris and to find the right road to our next stop, Neuvy-sur-Barangeon, where the B&B ("Derby Country") was.

Derby Country B&B was really nice

Derby Country B&B was really nice

But more about the second day tomorrow ...

ox

Sonia

PS : I'm hardly touching the ground these days, it's a hectic & busy week. I've spent my day catching up with laundry & grocery shopping, meal planning (and cooking) for the next couple of days ... I've just found the necessary time to post this over here. If you don't follow me on IG, you may think I'm disappearing ... well, nope. Sorry if I owe you a visit, or a month's worth of visit, I am so so sorry.