This picture I took in 2003 makes me want to get out on the highway and head toward Paris.
It also reminds me of a year long ago that I spent in Normandy. A friend bought a red Citroën 2CV just like this one. We drove it all over the place that year, from Rouen to Paris, Chantilly, Etretat, Deauville, and the Mont St-Michel. That was the year when I realized I needed to be in France.
For a long time I thought I would own a 2CV myself one day. Now I think I've given up on the idea. I once owned a Renault 4L, which is the same kind of car but a little less of a French icon. It was a 1973. I loved that car. Walt and I had a lot of fun tooling around Paris in it 1981 and '82. Today's cars aren't nearly as much fun as those were.
I do plan to go to Paris at least once this summer. When I do, maybe I'll go have a crêpe at this stand over at Bercy. Among other food treats around the city.
Time to go walk the dog. She's being very patient but I know she's ready.