|Left to right: My friend Anne and her son R., a McGill sophomore, and daughter E., a McGill freshman, with their friend from Montclair, a freshman at nearby Concordia.|
|Anne and E. on E's 18th birthday.|
|I'd love to buy a twilly.|
She invited me to join her, and we left Montclair before 6 a.m., blue passports in our purses. We arrived at our hotel by 12:30ish. Anne had hatched a plan with her good son to take E. out for lunch--and we were waiting at the cafe. It was fun!
I met Anne and her husband, Michael, on the Decamp #66 bus over 19 years ago, when we were commuting to work in NYC. She was expecting her son and I was expecting Figgy. Then E. came along. Our two families have been very close ever since. Our younger girls, Nikki and Punchy, are buddies, too.
I'd like to write more--and hope to in the morning, but I only slept 5 hours last night and am exhausted. Face greasy; dying to pull hair back and wash cheeks and chin. We're staying over tonight, heading back to New Jersey tomorrow afternoon.
Good night from the land of Hermès* and almond croissants, moules et frites and menus in French.
- Anne and I have 13 hours round trip talk time--so good to catch up. Life gets busy, and Anne does important work back home.
- We walked around a fair amount.
- Nap from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. to refresh before dinner.