Salut my sweet friends! I first want to thank all y’all for your awesome love and support on Friday’s post. It took me a lot of courage to actually hit the post button on that one, but I’m so glad I did! Putting it all there is actually making it easier for me since well it’s all out there. Besides coffee withdrawals, I would say it is going pretty well for me. More of a check-in on Friday!
But for now, it’s time for my first recap post of France. How has it already been a week since I was there?! I seriously think time goes by so much faster here when the sun goes down before 10:30. And you think I’m kidding.
The first few days were spent in the grand and romantic city of PARIS.
Except that it was dreary and rainy. But it’s PARIS for god’s sake! I’m pretty sure I could be squatting in a back alley and it would be romantic. Not like that happened or anything…
The first night we took a drive through the city to see the sights and of course the twinkling lights of the Tour Eiffel. It is as magnificent as you think it is.
Followed by a pass by ze Arc de Triomphe…
and Notre Dame.
I swear this was the same night. As how the sky changed so dramatically among our car ride…let’s just say it’s the romantic powers of Paris…or the fact that I was severely jet lagged and don’t actually remember the order of which we saw these.
The next day was a full day spent exploring the city by foot. In my opinion, this is the best way to see and explore any new city.
First up was the Louvre.
Seeing the outside and giant pyramid was more than enough for me. And of course nailing my signature pose before toppling over. I swear I’m not a tourist though..
A stroll by the grand roue on our way to Ms. Eiffel…
And a view of the Alexander the Great bridge along the way (with the gold statues)
And of course by the bridge of lover’s locks. I got a little confused and brought a lock of my hair instead so a picture of everyone else’s vows of forever love in the most unique and original way…repeated 1500 times.
Ah there you are! I almost missed it, it’s so small.
One of our cousin’s climbed the stairs to the second floor with me. 700 steps in case you were curious. And because I know you wouldn’t believe I took a awesomely narrated video.
Hellooo Paris! This view was good enough for me. I like to keep my croissants in my stomach thank you very much.
And this was just one day. If..rather WHEN I go back, I’d love to spend a whole week in Paris. But there were more places to see and more people to meet!
Like that time when I climbed a mountain with a pack of cows.
This was probably one of my favorite times other than Paris. The views were spectacular and you could even see parts of the Swiss Alps way in the background. I could have seriously hiked this mountain with these heifers all day.
And then of course there was the week on the farm in Custine riding horses and picking farm fresh eggs.
Don’t let that smile fool you. I was cow pattying my pants the entire time, while replaying that episode of Full House when Michelle falls off a horse and has amnesia. Yes, even on a farm out in the middle of France I remember a 1992 episode of Full House.
Then off to Nancy to the famous Place Stanislas and famous fountains.
And a return visit at night to see the whole building light up in a spectacular show. I got my wish of waltzing with Grammy to some Edith Pilaf here.
And we can’t forget the visit to Ars-sur-Moselle, where Grammy grew up and a visit to the bakery she went to as a young girl.
It’s safe to say it isn’t exactly the same as when she came, but hey it’s still there and they still had delicious croissants and cafe.
Now there are plenty of other memories and day trips involved, but those are for me and Grams to remember. What happens in France stays in France 😉
But really the trips was beyond memorable and I couldn’t have spent it better than with my feisty French Grandmother. How many of you can say that?!
Until next time….
Make it a great day!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What’s the biggest stereotype you think of when I say Paris?