Sunday, March 2, 2008

Paris, France

I started counting how many times I have been to Paris over the past year and the total came to 5!!! Can you believe that? Five times in 1 year!!! The funniest (and saddest) thing about it is that I always do the exact same thing as I am always going with first-timers and we have to do all the touristy stuff. Nonetheless, I love to see the expressions on the faces of first-time visitors. Paris is one of those places everyone dreams of it can be emotional when you see the Eiffel Tower, for example, for the first time (my mom cried!)!!

This trip was the same...lots of emotions! Rick really enjoyed seeing everything he had always heard about but was never quite sure he would actually see them in person! The greatest was taking him to the top of the Eiffel Tower!

So, we hit the ground running and saw all of the hot spots.....Eiffel Tower, cruise down the Seine River, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and pictures at Trocadero.

Rick is an incredible artist so he really loved the Louvre where we saw the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and Winged Victory as well as many other incredible works of art. We also visited the famous Montmartre district where all the up and coming artists show their work! He really loved seeing all of that!

Just like every other city we went to on our trip, Rick met some great friends. Lee and Alicia are from California and we met them in the Hilton Executive Lounge! They were such interesting people and we even invited them to dinner one night! Lee is an former college professor and an archaeologist who has traveled the entire world (seriously, I could not name a place he has not been). They certainly had lots of stories to share and we listened with great intensity!!!

We thought this was so funny!! It was a class field trip and in order to keep up with all the kids, they had to hold on to a long rope!!

Au revoir, Paris! Thanks for the memories!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! We do have similar stories! We might have to let Maxie and Gracie meet next time we are in Brussels--they seem equally spoiled! So cute!