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When we're in Paris, we always start thinking about getting an apartment.   Since we can live pretty much anywhere, and now that we are renters in So Cal, why not Paris?   So we're off today to explore the 7th and then back into the 8th.
Today is Mrs. SFO777's day as we're doing a combination Anniversary/Birthday shopping day.  And we have a car and driver today to make it easy.  Our wonderful driver Clément picked us up at 11am, and we're off into heavy Fashion Week traffic.
OK, this is going to be a long day.  Not a good night's sleep as we set our alarm for 2:45am to watch the debate.  Then back to bed at 5am only to get up at 8am to get ready for our wine tour day.   Meanwhile, our neighbor is oblivious to his imminent shower. 
By the time we'd had breakfast, showered and dressed, it was afternoon noon, of 1AM Pacific Time.  OK, even flying First Class, the first days in Europe are tough for those coming off of a 9 hour time difference.  We missed the morning Hop On Hop Off buses, so we decided to explore some of the city on foot.
For my birthday dinner, I picked to go to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants.  Oui, Mexican in Paris. Anahuacalli in the 5th has the best and strongest margaritas I've ever tasted.  And their Chili Rellenos are amazing and legendary. Uber got us there just after 8PM. Yep, just like always. 
After we settled in, we headed back over to Boul. St-Germain and then to rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to satisfy Mrs. SFO777's apparently insatiable appetite for exploring high end stores.  
On our way to Paul Bocuse, along the banks of the Saone River.   And then exploring Lyon Centre.  
New Years Eve was getaway day and a 5 hours drive to Lyon.  Great driving conditions and exorbitent tolls kept the A8 and A7 clear of most traffic today.   We decided to make an impromptu stop for lunch in Aix en Provence.   
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