The sky above the Opera Garnier was a prelude to our day. We began at the Galerie Lafayette, which unfortunately was closed for Easter Monday, even though the guidebook said not. Instead we opted for the Opera which was just across the street and a tour of opulence and excess. From there we headed back towards the apartment via the Pompidou, looking for a place to sit out in the sun for coffee and some lunch. What we found, as the skies got darker and the weather colder, was a cafe with heat lamps and an awning. Fortunate occurrences, since shortly after we sat and ordered, the rain came followed by hail (April in Paris with hail?!). Everyone else was scurrying for cover but there we sat, enjoying our croque vegetarians, on the downwind side and perfectly protected, tres parisienne. Note to next week's visitors, Trudy recommends bringing your silk long underwear.