Springtime in Paris


This is an unapologetic photo post, just to warn you in advance.

I just returned from my first visit to Paris (Disneyland Paris doesn’t count!) and had a fantastic time. It feels somehow sad that it took me until now to visit a place whose language I studied twenty years ago. Especially given the proximity to where I’ve been living for the past 7 years, but it’s not for want of trying. Over a year ago, my husband booked us a trip as a late birthday gift but I wasn’t able to go in the end because the Home Office had my passport from having applied for a new visa months earlier. But I made it this time. Hoorah!

So to celebrate, I had champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower, toured the Palais Garnier and scored 10-Euro tickets to the opera (Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri) which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, stalked Erik (just kidding. Sort of), ate crepes and baguettes and pain au chocolat et café au lait, visited Notre Dame during an Easter Sunday mass, toured the Catacombs where 6-7 million Parisians rest, climbed the 300 steps to the dome of the Sacre-Coeur, saw Moulin Rouge, the Seine from all angles, the mini Statue of Liberty, the Louvre, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe… phew.

Oh yes, and saw lots of American tourists wearing b&w striped shirts and berets. *cringe*

Commence the photo deluge!!




















Until next time!


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9 thoughts on “Springtime in Paris

  1. Oh wow! She’s still lit! Have you seen my 1999/2000 photos of her?!! Just beautiful! And…can I say….JEALOUS! But I’m living vicariously through you. You’re not doing anything to help my desire to move back to Europe, are you?! LOL

    So glad you made it this year and that you had a blast! <3 and miss you tons!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

    1. I haven’t! Are they on your blog? I’ll have to go hunting 🙂 It was a wonderful trip and I’m totally grateful for the chance to travel. I never take it for granted! And Europe will be waiting for you 🙂 <3

  2. WOW Cheyenne–I can’t even comprehend doing something as glamorous as going to Paris. It seems so…GROWN UP. Currently my idea of fun is dragging a love seat out onto my lawn and drinking hard cider. Um, yeah, I need to get out more.

    Gorgeous pics! Seriously, each one could be its own postcard. What an amazing experience!

  3. Oh. Em. Gee. The catacombs <3 Super creepy but it looks super cool. I'm so glad you got to experience Paris and have fun! It looks like it was amazing!

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