Messieurs et Madames,
As requested, I am informing you that I am home in the USA following my 2-week stay in Paris and Alsace. I began my stay in your “Dalhia” apartment (7-14 July) and it was a dream.
I cannot thank you all enough for making my stay so special.
M. Christophe—it was lovely to meet you. Thank you for showing me to the apartment and for lugging my heavy suitcase up all those stairs!
Mme. Natalia—it was also nice to meet you when I stopped by your office one day.
On the day of my departure (le 14), I saw crowds of people gathering on Pont Marie around 10:30am. I popped downstairs and joined the crowd, figuring I’d see what there was to see until my check-out time of 11:00am. To my pleasant surprise, the air parade for the 14th passed right over my head at 10:50! What a special site to see (photo below).
In any event, thank you so much, again. I also loved the little poem and keychain you left for me in the apartment. I had a lovely solo stay with no troubles. I look forward to returning to Dalhia or perhaps to another of your apartments in the future.