We are back in Paris after nearly three weeks. We had a great time in the States but, as always, we are so glad to be home, jet lag and all. I took a lot of photos and will post some of them.
We went to New York City to see some of the US Tennis Open there. It was alot of fun although hot. I usually left my seat to find a place in the shade.

We were way up in the top of the main stadium-this was our view.

If you watch the Open on TV, they often show this spectacular fountain.

A view of the grounds there.

Serena Williams doing well before her ugly meltdown the next week. I bought a little point and shoot camera which took a pretty good photo to be so far away. It was hard to follow a moving player so far away so I cut off her feet. I didn’t see the match in person where she lost against Clisters but I have to wonder about the vanity and nasty temperment of Serena. Maybe her mother should have named her Storm or Tempest.

12 thoughts to “Back”

  1. I can’t believe you were gone three weeks already. Your photos did a good job of keeping us strung along. What a great opportunity to go to the U.S. Open. How does your husband feel about visiting the US?

  2. Those really are nice photos for a point and shoot. Glad you had a great trip.

    I actually thought the same thing about Serena until I read an article which pointed out that the foot fault call which caused her to lose her temper was not clear in the instant replay, so there was no way the linesperson could have been sure of the call and the chair should actually have reversed it. It was also pointed out that men have been having meltdowns far worse and were never penalized by having a match taken away from them. To make a player forfeit a point when that point is for the match, the circumstances should have been far more cut and dried than they were. It just seems a shame that a close, important match between two excellent atheletes should have ended the way it did.

  3. But that’s the problem, no matter male or female, once you lose it, you’ve lost your chance to appeal the case. If she had kept her cool then she could have asked the chair to overturn it. People would then have been talking about how unfair it was to Serena rather than what a bad temper she has.

  4. Wow, my husband was watching this faithfully on TV and trying to explain the intricacies of tennis to me! And you were in the crowd!

    Isn’t it great to come home! Sit back, relax and burrow down into your comfortable zone for a while.

  5. Glad to hear that you are home safely. 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing your pictures of your trip.
    There is something so nice when you are back home after a trip.

  6. The fountain is, I believe, part of the grounds of the 1964 World’s Fair. Maybe the whole tennis complex is there now–it’s been a long time since I’ve been in NYC.

  7. Glad to know you’re back safely and that you enjoyed the trip. What did you get up to in Montreal? Did you speak French there?
    It’s a great city and I always enjoy it.

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