Well, we got back from Paris, and what a trip it was! This was Megan’s first time in Europe, so it was extra special. Ii remembered the Trocadero subway stop, so when we got there, I made her close her eyes until I steered her in front of the Eiffel Tower and said, “open!”
She got a bit teary because seeing it for the first time is such an overwhelming experience! It was really something wonderful.
I haven’t been to Paris in almost 8 years so it was really exciting for me. I got to see a few sites I’d never been to before, either: Versailles (amazing, and Marie Antoinette’s was super cool), Notre Dame (out a candle for my grandma s s others), and Invalides and the Louvre. Such a rich history in that city. There’s something about the crusty baguettes, the hot, mulled wine, the cobblestone streets and the accordion music that makes it live up to every standard people set for it. The food is just as good as you hear it is, and the people are just as romantic.
We took a dinner cruise which was pricey but worth every cent, and although our hotel was minuscule and set deep in the northern ghetto of the city, we rather liked the treat of grabbing pastries and cheese and wine and eating it as we watched French television before falling asleep and waking up to our next adventure!
Paris was freezing, and living in Kuwait…,well lets just say I wasn’t very well prepared for the weather! A ended up buying a cape in the subway station and even another scarf!
Another cool item was catching up with a friend I had worked with at UNBC, DI. She moved to Paris right before I finished teaching at UNBC and left for Kuwait. She took us for a great pizza dinner and we munched on some Parisien goodies at her place while cuddling her Persian rescue cat, Nelson.
It was a feast for the eyes after being in Kuwait—you miss grass and trees and fresh air living in the Middle East! It was a great girls’ trip and one I hope to sequel. 🙂
Enjoy some pictures!!!!