This month, I'm also participating in Paris in July sponsored byThyme for Tea and Bookbath, so, of course, I need a France related photo, and I can't believe we're at the end of July so this is my last official France post.
When people ask about my obsession with France, I say I've visited a number of times. I finally sat down and counted. I've been to France nine times. So, I decided to post a photo from each visit.
My first trip was in 1983 between my junior and senior year of college. I went with my boyfriend on a student tour of a gazillion countries. I packed a gigantic suitcase.
Next, I went to France in 1985 for three months as a nanny to two American girls who had French grandparents. We stayed in Corsica, near Bourges, and in Paris.
|This was at their country house outside of Bourges.|
My next trip was with my husband in 1991, the year after we got married. We came home from the trip pregnant with Grace.
Our next trip was with all three kids, ages 2, 4 and 6, in 1998.
Here we are in Monet's Garden where Tucker disturbed everyone with his loud crying. Our
French friend Marguerite lives in Paris. She taught English literature in school.
Earl and I went for our favorite trip in 2002 maybe. We're unsure of the exact year. That's our estimate.
|This is us in front of the Pont du Gard. We actually rode our bikes across it.|
In 2006, we took all three kids again, age 14, 12 and 10.
In 2010, Earl and I went to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
Could there be another trip in 2012? How about 2013?