Sun 2 Feb 2014
We arrived back in Paris on Saturday and it is so nice to be home. I downloaded some photos from my camera instead of those from my Iphone so thought I would post some of those until I get out into Paris again.
One day we took a bus to Courchevel, a very upscale resort as you can see by this lady in her fur coat. In fact, the property in Courchevel is sixth in the world in cost. There were upscale shops there, such as Louis Vuitton and the like. It was rather like Vale in Colorado.
As you know, I didn’t have the best time skiing. I think I needed some easier runs. We were there with some French people. One evening I could feel cold air coming in from the french doors and I closed the curtains. What a reaction I got. They wanted them opened even though you could see anything but a few lights. One person said it was a cultural difference. I seem to remember reading a book years ago about how a French person was amazed that curtains were closed at night as she walked along a street one night in America. In any case, someone even said that Americans close the curtains because we are puritanical. I had a fit. While I am puritanical in some ways, such as at a doctor’s office or getting an x-ray when you aren’t given a gown, closing the curtains had nothing to do with that. Every morning they would have croissants without plates getting crumbs all over the place. I have to say, a week was too long and it will be a long time before I share a vacation with anyone else, no matter who, unless I can go to my own separate apartment or hotel room. I don’t think I will be going skiing again either. We had a couple of bad experiences as you can probably tell. I’ll end it there.