Perhaps I am a bit cynical but the end of W’s reign is smoothing our relationship with Europe. In many visits to this amazing city I have never seen the friendliness experienced on this trip. Paris feels a peace with itself, it has never been known for that. Sarkozy seems to be liked and heads the EU for this term. I had a wonderful time but it is on to Champagne and a visit to the house of my favorite bubbly Veuve Clicquot.