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Paris Dreaming

We woke up to sunshine…lots of sunshine. The cooler temperatures that we enjoyed all week had given way to summer – 80 degrees +. Suddenly, everyone was wearing skirts, shorts and maxi skirts with sandals. No more tights or coats! I took the opportunity to see one of...

Follow the Crowds…or Not

Today as Versailles – an all day excursion to the country estate of the Sun King, Louis XIV. We had to take the Metro to the next station to catch the train. I thought I was being smart by buying a round trip ticket (keep reading to the end to find out what that...

Rainy Days are Magic

It rained all night, lightly tapping a dance on the clay tiles and plexiglass skylights. Damp, wet smells of saturated earth and porous stone permeated the cool air of our apartment. Burrowing deeper under the down duvet was the only reasonable option. Finally, it was...

A Moment to Breathe

We have been chasing the sights, sounds and tastes of Paris that we hit a wall. This morning, we slept in and didn’t get going until 10:00 a.m. Sacrilegious to all of the annal-retentive travelers, but necessary for us. We needed a moment to just breathe. I am...

Chasing the Sights

Today was a day filled with the sights and sounds of Paris. It is overwhelming to take in (or to describe!) but I will give you a thumbnail view… We found a boulangerie (bakery) for breakfast. After coffee, hot chocolate and croissants, it was off to the train...

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