4.12.2010

waking up in....
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Fours days soaking up the bells, art, language, culture, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, maps...many maps, the metro, the train, beautiful euros, croissants, croissants dipped in hot chocolate, baguettes, pistachio ice cream at the Eiffel Tower, winged statues, fancy king and queen sleeping quarters adorned with plumes and flowers, the Palace of Versailles, Marie Antoinette's vision of peasant life, sun, wind, chilly air, warmth, handmade crepes, the Latin Quarter, Arc de Triomphe, a busy road without lanes, sketches of inspiration...ah, using my passport for the very first time and I found myself in Paris. Then Case and I rode a train to Switzerland...
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Basel, Switzerland... castles are real, confetti in every color decorates the stone walkways and thatched roofs, there is the most vibrant market in Marktplatz each morning, swiss chocolate in flavors of berries, almonds, and caramel, the very best vegetarian platter awaited me, black walnut ice cream for two, a cute ferry ride to start the day, the nicest people, "snack" menus after lunch, a bit of shopping with francs, museums to discover next time...
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A plane ride back to California, a lovely chat with a girl from Paris visiting Los Angeles for the first time, Hermie kisses and a home cooked meal from Mom...falling asleep in my own bed, home.
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{4.3 to 4.12}

13 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Fabulous!

DK said...

Ahh beautiful! What great photos!

Sarah Knight said...

looks like a fabulous time — wonderful photos!

Ryan said...

Great photos, looks like a fun trip

our little love nest said...

WOW WOW WOW...Lucky girl!! Gorgeous photos and one stinkin' beautiful post! No envy here at all....aaack..alright...a wee bit jealous...but in a good way! I love how I can just feel your happy, excitement in these photos! Super LOVELY! xoxo

Tali Schiffer said...

I am beyond jealous!! That looks like an amazingly fun trip (not to mention the gorgeous photos you now have...) and oh my, you were in Paris!!! You lucky lucky girl!

Miz.November said...

Between your amazing photography and your thoughtful and lovely descriptions, I am smiling all over. Your trip looks insanely lovely. Masses and masses of pretty.

serenity3212@yahoo.com said...

love it all! so beautiful!

cabin + cub said...

oh, i am so jealous. i love paris! such a gorgeous city, with so much to see. have not been to switzerland yet.. would like to go though. i hope you had un bons vacances! ;)

cupcakebomb said...

Great photos! I wanna go to Paris!!

californiablue said...

What amazing photos! Glad you had such a wonderful trip :)

Christina Silverio said...

You are so blessed! What a wonderful trip! And your eye for incredible pictures is amazing. :)

stephanie said...

I have a lot of pictures of that same sculpture.. and none of them are as nice as yours!