Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PARIS sweet PARIS!

In May of 2015 I took the trip of a lifetime! 
My wonderful hubby took me to 
(drum roll please) 

PARIS!!

One of my first photos at the Eiffel Tower

Of course there's a story that 
goes with this... 

When I was a little girl my mom 
would let me sit on her bed when she 
was getting ready to go out with my 
dad & watch her put on her jewelry.
She'd let me look through, what I called, 
her treasure box. 
It had lots of little boxes that held 
her jewelry sets, sparkly rhinestone 
brooches, screw-on earrings, pearls 
and "treasures"! 



Two of my favorite "treasures" 
were a little Eiffel Tower and 
a postcard sent to my dad from one 
of my favorite uncles when he was 
in Paris during WWII. 
The picture on the postcard was of 
the same tower as the miniature.
Under the tower it said "le tour Eiffel". 


Every time I would ask my mom
"What's this called again Mommy?" 
Her answer was always the same, 
"It's the Eiffel Tower in Paris France." 
"Where is that?"
"It's on the other side of the world!"
Then I would say, 
"I'm going to go there someday to 
see it Mommy!" 
And every time her answer was, 
"Sure honey." 

Because of that postcard I have loved 
everything related to Paris, France and 
the Eiffel Tower my entire life! 
And yes, I still have that postcard!! 

So on Mother's Day we landed at 
Charles de Gaulle Airport in 
Paris, France! 



This was the second best Mother's Day
in my life. The first was getting the 
news that our first grandchild was 
on the way. So Mother's Day is pretty 
special to me! 

Our youngest son and his wife came 
with us, they had been to Paris before 
and were the perfect tour guides! 
After checking in to our hotel, my hubby 
had to rest as he was exhausted. But 
the Paris atmosphere gave me a 
surge of energy. 
Our son & his wife asked me if I 
wanted to explore the area and find 
some dinner. Oh how I loved it! It 
was like being in an old movie. 
Everything was quaint, historical, 
beautiful. To me, breathtaking. 

Triadou Haussman
80 Boulevard Haussmann
Paris


Moi at my first sidewalk cafe! 


My youngest son and tour guide.

After our dinner at a 
great sidewalk cafe we ventured 
a while longer finding a lovely 
little park in the middle of city. 
When you entered it suddenly became
quiet and calm. The same feeling 
that occurs when you enter Central Park 
in NYC. To our surprise there was 
a building in the park. 




It turned out this place was  
Chapelle Expiatoire the 
first place King Louie XVI and 
Queen Marie Antoinette 
were buried after they were 
guillotined. A chapel built by 
King Louis XVIII surrounded 
by a small green space. 
(Formally Madeleine Cemetery)



Now I have always had an 
infatuation with Marie and here 
I was, on my very first day here,
 in this special place connected 
to her that I never knew existed. 


We had the most wonderful walk and
ventured to another 
sidewalk cafe for 
Creme brulee
Champagne! 



 Magnifique!


Portons un toast a Paris!
(Let's toast to Paris!)

It was such a sweet day! 

I'll be posting more of my 
Paris adventures with you 
in the future to give you a 
glimpse of Paris through 
my eyes. 

Until then... 

Blessings Always! 
Edie Marie
                              

5 comments:

  1. Oh how fun, sounds like a perfect day. Glad to see your blog up and going again.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Marty! It's so nice to be back.

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  2. It's nice to see you enjoyed your time in Paris and did get to fulfil a childhood dream!

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    1. Merci! It was so sweet of you to stop by my little blog. Part of my heart will always be in France. If I ever get to return it will be to beautiful Provence!

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  3. I have always wanted to go to Chapelle Expiatoire. Thank you for sharing your lovely images.

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