Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paris Highlights

Well, when I said I would post about France tomorrow, what I really meant to say was I would post about France in 8 days. Oops.

All in all we had a fabulous trip to Paris. We ate, drank, shopped, walked, went to museums, saw the sites, ate some more and repeat. I have come to the realization that I have a love/hate relationship with Paris. I love it, but I hate it. For all the reasons I love it, I also don't care for it. It's a fabulous city and I encourage everyone to go if they get a chance to sometime in their lives. I'm glad we did but it's an interesting thing to learn about yourself and the relationship you have with a city.'s what happened on our trip to Paris....

We got off the plane after the red eye and hopped in a car and drove to Normandy.

The GPS led us to this.

Then, it led us to this.

We thought we had found what we were looking for because we were looking for the American Cemetery in Omaha Beach. When we got to this cemetery we were surprised to find no one else there. It was rainy, so we thought maybe people just weren't out. As we walked around for a while we suddenly realized where we were. We were at the German Nazi cemetery!!!! Oops.

We finally figured out where we were going and we FINALLY made it to Omaha Beach where the D-Day Invasion took place.

Here is a picture of the American Cemetery. Breathtakingly beautiful.

The next few days were filled with lots and lots of fun things. Renzi had his meetings so I wandered around The Louvre one day (and I figured out the Paris Metro System...what an accomplishment on my part...figuring out the metro in a foreign country! Major props to me. Seriously. So proud of myself.)

We went to Mu see D'Orsay and got our fill of the Impressionists. Monet and Renoir are among my favs. I wish I had pics of these things but as I mentioned in my last post, I lost my phone somewhere between France and Denver and all of my pics from these days were on that phone. Tear. :(

These last pics are from Renzi's phone...

On our last day we stumbled upon this street near Monmarte....and I found the most amazing vintage shops. I found some great steals and then found the TRUE vintage shops you hear about and read about. This one shop had a white Chanel purse that was to DIE for. And a Vivienne Westwood jacket that literally had me drooling. Pretty awesome.

We rode a river boat down the Seine the last day as well and it was really great. Here is my love and I in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Yoga posing (I realize I do not do this correctly. I have no balance and I am the least flexible person on the planet. Serious.) around the world! If you want to know what I am talking about go immediately to We Go Round The World    and read about my bestie's adventures around the world. Not kidding. Click on the link and go right this minute!

Hubs does the yoga pose better than I....hee hee.

Beautiful Eiffel....

This pic is for you Allison and AJ! Smooth and FRUIT! This was taken when we stumbled upon my mecca, The Four Season George love love that place. We had after dinner drinks there one night and the people watching here was beyond incredible. Paris Fashion Week had just wrapped up so the bar area was full of models and their friends. I really felt bad for some of them because I am pretty sure they have never had chedder bites with ranch from Sonic. Like Ever. So so sad. :)

Here we are on this awesome bridge full of locks. The story is that you go to this bridge and write your names on a lock, lock it to the bridge and then it means your love will last forever.

Paris was a great time, but what I enjoyed most was walking hand in hand in the city of love with my love (Mushy I know), sitting in cafes people watching, and soaking in and learning about the culture of a different country. This is why we travel as much as we do and why we try to take our kids with us whenever we can. We want them to know more than just what their daily lives entail and to be aware that there are so many different ways you can choose to live their lives. We want to inspire them to be different and to live the life they choose while learning and evolving with the world around us.

Au revoir!

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1 comment:

Emily Sue said...

Love this!!! I almost died when I saw Renzi`s yoga pose!!! We are so adding it to our collection on our Facebook page :)
Also, love the post and the remark about the models never having Cheddar bites before...u crack me up! Miss you!!!