Paris was amazing beyond belief. I took four years of French in high school and three and a half in college. Paris has been on my must-do list for over half my life. When we walked out of the train station onto the Paris streets, I almost started crying.
The Eiffel tower was as beautiful as I’d always imaged. The Louvre and Notre Dame took my breath away. Versailles was indescribable. I wanted to stay longer! I’ll definitely go back to Paris one day, but I think I’d like to go back without students. 🙂
If you get a chance to visit, you MUST have a few crepes. And the wine is to die for. So is the cafe au lait (YUM!). But beware: you don’t want to sit down in a restaurant to eat. It costs more.
Me, DD, MIL (and yes, I do have a traffic light coming out of my head!)
Me with the Tower at night.
I don’t remember if this is the Louvre or the place they kept Marie Antoinette or something else, but it was in Paris, and it was outside my window and I got all excited and pointed, and made a bunch of ooh, ooh, ooh noises. (The real reason DD spent very little time with me on the trip. She didn’t want to look like a tourist, and I totally embraced the tourist persona!)
The Arch de Triumph. Cool, cool cool! People can actually walk up to it! We just went by on a bus. DD and a group of girls went out with a mom on Music Night and got to see it up close and personal. I’m sooooo jealous. I HAVE to go back!!!!
Me with the sculpture of Artemis. My friend Kim and I walked the Louvre together, and I loved this sculpture, but we both got a laugh out of me getting picture with this goddess. She’s so athletic. So sure on her feet. And I’m such a klutz. That’s what I was thinking when Kim took this picture. I think I even said something about it. Little did I know what was in my very near future!