Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Paris on the Horizon

In the hubbub of moving and all my attention focused on that, I have barely had a chance to reflect on the fact that I'm going to Paris in a few weeks. WHAT! It is beyond telling that I have been so consumed with life that I have barely even Googled anything about it in anticipation which is so far removed from who I am. And though this trip has snuck up on me mentally speaking, it has been in the works for about two years now. Jay's Mom is there to celebrate her 60th and and has long wanted her sons there with her. So by extension- that includes me. Yay! And as luck would have it- my Dad & Stepmom will be there for a bit of the time I'm there too. A big ol' family event way over there in the city of lights. 

As a Paris newbie, I will have to visit the Eiffel Tower. Which sounds beyond heavenly on an idealistic level but I'm no fan of all other symptoms of huge tourist attractions: Lines and waiting. I prefer to roam a bit on my own and let my eyes and nose lead me wherever they desire on vacation. With regard to that, I'm hoping to spend most of my visit freely perusing rather than holed-up in a "queue" for all of eternity except for the few things I just can't bring myself to miss like the E.T. 

I'm mostly excited to eat bread, drink wine, take photos (new lens, woot!), roam the streets and love up my family during a very special experience. 

Have you been to Paris? Any "Must Do!" items to relay to me? I'm open to all!


11 comments:

Jax said...

I am SO jealous. Paris has been my dream destination forever. Make sure you take lots and lots of food pictures. Yum!!! Does Jay speak French?

BLovedBoston said...

Oh my gosh how fun - we went to Paris last summer for 5 days and I recapped it all and I'm happy to share the must see sights with you if you like! or the tours and whatever! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Definitely can't miss the Eiffel Tower! I don't care if you have to stand in line for a whole day... do it for both of us! lol

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I cannot begin to describe how jealous I am of your upcoming trip! Can't wait to see all the amazing photos you take especially of/from the Eiffel Tower <3

Green Fashionista

Marie said...

I'm so completely jealous!! I have been wanting to go back to Paris for so long. You are gonna have a wonderful time. It's such a magical place.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

ahhhh have fun!
there will be no line to see the eiffel tower - unless of course you want to go up the eiffel tower, which i don't recommend personally. i mean, if you want to, by all means! we went up the montparnasse tower (and you can see the eiffel tower from it) and loved that. as for must dos - our favourite thing was versailles, which of course isn't even in paris lol, but we didn't spend a lot of time in lines to see certain things - wandered around the city (so walkable!), ate lots of pastries and did a lot of people watching. it was great!

Stevie Hanna said...

HOW FUN! Never been to Paris, in fact, I don't travel far outside of my cozy home of California ...but your vacation sounds heavenly and given the opportunity I would soak that up! I can't wait to see the pics (you take the best photos!).
-Stevie

Pat Hatt said...

Eiffel Tower has to be seen, but yeah lines and such sucks. Bet it will be an awesome trip indeed. Geez, climbing mountains with aching feet, flying off to Paris and moving away, what next? haha

Rose @ Ramblin' Rose said...

I loved Paris. One thing I regret not doing is visiting the Catacombs. I loved Versailles as well. Also if you have a chance to explore outside of Paris, Monet's gardens in Givenchy and Mont St Michel are great.

Kara said...

I've heard friends say that no matter how cliche, it's absolutely wonderful to get fresh bread and wine and sit by the Tower. Have so much fun!!!

Karrine Beasley said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous!

But I figure the more countries you tick off the closer you are to visiting Australia next?!

haha.