Friday, July 4th, 1980.
Happy 4th! It is not celebrated here at ALL.
Anyway…woke at 9:00 AM- Didn’t get moving until about 10:00 though. Ran about 6 1/4 miles. I ran down to the bridge that crosses the Seine across from Eiffel Tower. Then back towards Louvre to the 2nd little island. (see map: I actually ran to Île St. Louis). Then, back down along the Seine to Louvre, then home.
Had breakfat in little room downstairs, croissant & thé. Everyone seemed to have slept late-everyone was eating at it was 11:00.
Went to bank to get money for train (bus-that is) to London. It is going to be $70.00. Couldn’t confirm reservations all the way thru so I need to return Mon. The Place is actually accueil de jeunes-france, 124 Rue St. Martin (métro stop rambuteau). It is just across from Pompidou Center. They also give you 25% off on train fares & speak English. [highly recommended when traveling though have no horror story to tell yet].[see Beauborg sketch and post]
Charlie called. I found a note that she said she’d left for Cannes in the middle of the night last night [Charlie was my wild roommate from the little town of Toledo, Texas. She had short very dark brown hair, kind of almond eyes, and was a fairly big girl, that is hefty). Anyway, she had met a guy from Kuwait who wanted to take her shopping & to Cannes. They couldn’t get reservations (they are going next weekend). So, she was at some hotel. She said she was going to dinner with him tonight & wouldln’t probably see me until tomorrow but she did want to go dancing with us (Parsons people) tomorrow night and did I want to go? She said “I don’t know if this guy will come or not, but if he does, it’s a free night.” [hmmm….] I was a little vague- but if anyone else goes, I will, too. Sounds like it could be interesting. That’s all I know-I didn’t ask any questions!
Well, about it-see you tomorrow!
P.S. The man at the desk here is darling! he told me to run down to the Luxembourg Gardens-He said he lives near there and ran for 2 weeks and quit (he said he even bought a running suit so he wouldn’t quit and did!). He showed me lots of good museums to go to & asked my opinion of Beaubourg.