Thursday, March 16, 2006

There's Nothing Like Southern Hospitality



I had planned on seeing the Picasso museum today but due to the strikes, it was closed. Instead my friend, Seb, and I went to Musée Carnavalet. It is nice because there are rooms decorated in the various period styles. Also, there are many paintings and models of how Paris has looked throughout its history. These pictures are from the courtyard. The statue is Louis XIV.

However, the best part of today was meeting some Americans from Mississippi. It was nice hearing a Southern accent again. Two American students and I passed them while we were looking for some place to eat and being Southern, I just started talking to them. Obviously the whole family was on vacation and they seemed to be having a good time. We told them goodbye and walked on.

After a few feet, we realized the father was following us up the street. He asked us to come back and speak with his daughter about moving to Paris. He explained that she is 18 and wants to move to Paris to study. Apparently French wine was very friendly to this man and he was quite intoxicated, so I wasn't really worried that he had followed us down the road to talk to us. We went back to the restaurant where the family was eating, spoke with the daughter for about 15 minutes, and decided to eat there. The father kept thanking us, and I think, had I not known he was three sheets to the wind, his behavior would have seemed excessive, but hey, I'm in France.

The family left; we had a very French dinner, meaning we ate for about 2 hours and I went to get the bill. Here's the great part-the man had paid for us without even telling us. How cool is that?! I love Americans!

6 comments:

Moment said...

Wow! Love the picture with the little garden maze. That was it is, isn't it?!

I love drunk people too. Most of them do things that they normally wouldn't do sober. Atleast it was something nice :)

thebluechild said...

I really love the pics u take. Reading ure blog is like watching national geographic. it's as good as being there. congrats on the freebie by the way! ;-) nothing quite like an anywhere freebie!!!

Diamond Lil said...

Great pictures!

I love that drunk father story! The best part is that is he didn't even tell you he did it. I love that!

Gone Home said...

I'd love to go back to France. It's been 15 years since I was last there. Never been to Paris either...

marion said...

I walked past the Absinthe shop today, mmm... nice memories. Got to do more shopping there. And make an evening of it...

Angela in Europe said...

Marion-Yes, I can't wait for another absinthe night!