I am counting down the days and hours until I set foot on the streets of Paris.
If you read my post two weeks ago then you know that I am traveling to Paris – a place I have been dreaming about going for years. I know I am going to love every minute even if it rains – which is forecast.
This week I re-read one of my favorite non-fiction books – A Paris Year. I first read this book a few years ago. I love the book and the illustrations.
A Paris Year and a few guidebooks helped me figure out how to best spend our 4 days in Paris before we head off on an 8 day…
… Viking River Cruise to Normandy and then back to Paris for one final night in the city.
Thank you to every one who has given me tips and suggestions on where to go while I am in Paris. My list got very long, but with the help of the guidebooks I bought, I managed to edit my list.
While in Paris, Ed and I are going on 2 bike tours, are going to climb the stairs to the top of Eiffel Tower… which will be needed to walk off all the wine, baguettes and chocolate croissants I plan to consume.
But most of all we want to walk around and just get a feel for the city. See where our explorations take us.
Sitting in cafes, strolling through one of the many arrondissements, and people-watching are a few of the Parisian pastimes in which I plan to participate.
As mentioned above, I have been wanting to go to Paris for a long time. It has long been on my bucket list of places to go.
Before starting this blog, I used to enjoy illustrating. One illustration I created was in a series of fashion note cards. This one was my favorite.
I had Audrey Hepburn’s character, Regina Lambert in mind from the movie Charade with Cary Grant when I drew the images for the note card.
I love that movie and plan to get a few photos of me next to a column or two at the Palais Royale. :-)
Update: You can read all about this trip in the following posts linked below, now that I am home: