10-12-10 was our first full day in Paris. We slept in a little, and then slowly got around and ready to go out for the day. We didn't take the Metro the first day-I don't remember why. We walked quite a ways to the Louvre, and spent the morning walking around that area. The Louvre was closed, so no visits there (yet). We spent a little time in Jardin Des Tuileries. It was a cool, but very pretty day and it was nice to sit in the sunhine.
We also wandered around the banks of the Seine River.
I had won through Menu for Hope a Wine Tasting/Cheese lunch at O Chateau. When we arrived, we found out there were supposed to be at least 12 people, but there was only us and one other couple. There are some protests going on here, and many people can get caught up in the transportion problems. Our class was led by a very nice gentleman whose name I don't remember. He has a varied background-wine merchant, wine maker, and I don't remember what else. He was very knowledgeable, and as we tasted, discussed the wines from various regions. I didn't know much about French wine, but I feel very comfortable now being able to go into a wine shop and pick out a French wine. If you are looking for a good wine class in Paris, I would recommend this one.
We walked around a little more, then it was a walk back to our apartment. We were too tired to think about going out to dinner, so we went to the small store across the street from us, and got some provisions. I cooked a stir-fry of potatoes, onion, red pepper, and zucchini and poached eggs on top. We also got a baguette from the neighborhood bakery, and enjoyed it with a bottle of Alsace Reissling.