Scotty and I just had a fabulous week with the Manors in Paris! It was a great time of togetherness, exploring, talking, laughing and soaking up the amazing atmosphere of Paris in May. Scotty and I loved showing everyone around the city we love and has played a romantic role in our relationship. Paris is where I really fell for Scotty back in 2001 – so being here 1o years later and walking in our old haunts was great. It’s strange how familiar this city feels to me. There is something about it that makes me feel comfortable, able to breathe more freely. So weird since I garble the language and the Latin Quarter always turns me around. It must have something to do with the endless beauty and energy.
Scotty and I arrived a day before the rest of the family and got kebabs from our favorite middle eastern food stand, walked along the Seine and lingered on the Pont des Arts – easily one of my favorite bridges.
Once Beth, Tim, and Marty arrived it was gardens, museums, shopping, and lots of talking. We hit the top sights: L’Orangerie, Musee d’Orsay, Champs Elysées, Louvre, Tuileries, Luxembourg Gardens, the Latin Quarter, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Île St. Louis, and more. I did not end up taking a lot of pictures, but here’s some of the highlights.
Thank you Tim and Beth for a wonderful trip! It was a memorable and very special time of being together – I loved every second. The timing of this trip could not have been more perfect because it allowed Scotty and me to take a bit of time to look for apartments as we’re going to be moving to this lovely place in September. I’m still pinching myself and cannot believe I will be spending ten months wandering around one of my favorite places in the world. In the mean time I’m going to soak up these last months here in Edinburgh, practice my terrible French and wrap my mind around the fact that we’ll be spending six months living in a flat that is under 200 square feet!