Watch out Paris! I’m coming for you. Today’s the day I’m crossing the Atlantic to spend a week in the city of lights. Peace out ‘Merica!
My mom had two goals in life – to live past the age of 50 and to take me to Paris. She accomplished the first, not the second. After her spine collapsed due to cancer, she had steel rods inserted, which basically kept her upright. Traveling became a pain, literally, for many reasons – getting through the metal detectors, sitting for long periods of time and the possibility of getting sick in a foreign place. The last happened once – we were on a trip in the Bahamas, and she and I had to fly back for emergency surgery. So, when my dad proposed a summer trip and aced me to choose between San Francisco and Paris, there was no hesitation. Paris please!
When I asked for suggestions, I got a ton from you. Just like my to-do list, I have a seriously long and probably unrealistic itinerary. Oh well! I’m leaving tonight and will arrive tomorrow morning. First stop? Fabric shopping with Julie. I told her that I will be looking for stretch lace and lingerie trimming. Go figure. The remainder of the trip, I’ll be hitting up Normandy, Versailles, The Eiffel Tower, The Llouve, the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, Le Marais and much more. I’ll be with my step mom, step sister and my dad. I don’t see my dad often. Really, I rarely see him. So I cherish the few days out of the year I spend with him.
The streets, the architecture, the people, the shopping, the PASTRIES – I may not come back. L’horreur!
Instagram is my jam, so follow along with my Paris adventures on IG. Last, while I’m away, there will be guests posts from 3 lovely ladies, so stay tuned!