Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Still Reminiscing

One year ago today, I was in Paris. It's the anniversary of the crazy, mixed up schedule when we missed the early train to Monet's garden and we needed to find a place to hang out for an hour until the next train. I took some photos in this little pub/cafe while we ate breakfast and I love the expression on that guy's face.
On a gorgeous day, we got to ride bikes and walk through the Monet's garden.

In spite of the missed train and then a bicycle sprint back to catch the train to Paris, the day was amazing.


Then that night we went to dinner at a friend's apartment, taking a bus in the wrong direction first then not being able to get into the building. Finally we got in and had a delicious dinner and shared an evening with some new friends. Their daughter Marie spent five weeks with us two summers ago and the parents were delightful. We definitely feel comfortable sending Grace over there to stay with them next year.
When we walked to the metro, we saw this beautiful scene of the Eiffel Tower and a gorgeous full moon.
Sometimes memories can get you through a tough patch, so I'll hold on to these. Well, and I'll share them with you.

8 comments:

Lucia said...

nice! at least you saw the real Effel tower!

Grace said...

Ahh Monet's Gardens. Remember when we lost Spencer in the bamboo? That was an amusing day.

Linda said...

Love Monet's gardens. Did you get inside his house there? It's really wonderful.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Beautiful photos. The only time I visited Paris was when I was in high school. Surely the city has changed a bit by now. It was very dirty when I was there in the 70's.

Delana said...

What great memories. And great photos! I was at Giverny at the same time of year and amazed at how exquisite it was, even in early spring. Rough patches suck. It's good to have great memories when are minds are in desperate need of a good wander.

Just Me said...

Ahhh what a nice refresher.
Many thanks.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I remember lots about my trips to Paris ... but I do need to venture a little futher afield now ... :-)little bit out of Paris>

Pierre BOYER said...

I love this garden...
Regards from France...

Pierre

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