J’adore Paris

I blame Mrs. Sanders.

She was my high school French teacher and she instilled a permanent love for France in me during those semesters of lessons. Several years ago, my dream of visiting Paris came true. Recently, one of the amazing women I met at Relevant found out she is going to Paris. Another friend just toured the city and is getting ready to move to our area this weekend. These women have me dreaming of returning, but for today, I thought I would share a little from our time there.

We arrived in Paris in the afternoon. By the time we got to our hotel and checked in, it was early evening. We walked for a while and came across Notre Dame.

We arrived at the Eiffel Tower just before sunset. Notice this was long ago because Paris was still one of the final contenders to host the 2012 Olympics.

What was pretty cool, especially for our son, was that by the time we got tickets and took the journey to the top of the tower, it was dark.

Seriously, forgive my flat, blonde hair

This was not even a full day in the city! I could not possibly share a tenth of the pictures I took in one blog post, but here are a few more from that week.

Sacre Couer, a beautiful church with amazing landscape, a two story carousel and the Arch de Triumph. Then the Louvre and two children who kept making these faces when we explained there was yet another gallery of art to see.

Then, what I affectionately called our American-In-Paris day. We had been overseas for a while, and SkipperClan’s parents had been with us the first few days of our Paris tour. However, they flew out this particular morning. We took the day to just stroll, eat, and generally do what we wanted. We saw a Star Wars movie in English at a theater, revisited arrondissements that demanded further exploration, and generally allowed me a chance to soak in the city before we left.

Have you ever been to Paris? What language did you study in High School?