Paris-up close and personal

July 5:

Outside our window

Everyone has a different Paris. Ours is a daytime Paris. Watching Paris come to life while sitting in our favorite cafe each morning.

Our cafe

We don’t do museums or art galleries. We walk-when we’re not writing. I’m posting just some of the many things and people you see while walking. You can’t get enough of this.


Paris is a walking city and you see every imaginable-and some unimaginable things while walking.

Pont Alexander

Paris is a great place to write and we are spending our days writing, but I can’t post pictures of that, except this one out our apartment window. Our small street is alive with people, trucks, cars and motorcycles and that is the background for writing. We have the windows open because almost nothing is air-conditioned in Paris. Most of the time that works fine. I’m just glad were not having North Carolina weather right now!

waiting while shopping

All about skating

We’re making good progress. We have 30,000 works of what will most likely be a 90-100,000 manuscript. The days pass quickly and we’re having fun.


About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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