Sunday was Versailles day: a grand tour of the palace and grounds just south of Paris, which Louis XIV used fully half of France’s GDP to make. There’s no place like home, at least not his home some 300 years ago. The excess doesn’t seem as outlandish today, when there are over 1,000 billionaires, some of…… Continue reading A Waterful Day!
For our third full day in Paris, Saturday July 2nd, we visited the Montmartre area. Our feet told us to take the subway and we listened, even though we hated to miss out on the scenery en route. Having heard it was an artsy area, we were surprised to be greeted by a slew of…… Continue reading Save Our Soles—Thankful for the Subway
On our second day in Paris, July 1st, we went to the Louvre and looked for a boulanger en route for a baguette breakfast. Eric Keyser appeared and we also got loaves of amazing cheese and olive bread and, of course, a latte for moi. We sat at a table and tore pieces off the loaves,…… Continue reading Mona and Me
June 30th – our first full day in Paris! The kids slept, I planned the day, and Michael ventured out for essentials. He returned with supermarket bread, jam and wine. To express our gratitude we whined – where was the bread from a boulanger, and what about butter and milk, and you call wine an essential? -…… Continue reading Your Feet Will Hurt Just Reading This
Touchdown Paris, France. Finally. Unharmed. Grateful. The airport was an ideal introduction to how visually stunning Paris would be. It was as if we were being transported between levels of a structure in space. My bible, the King TripAdvisor version, proved to be a wee bit suspect. After loading our bags into the taxi, we found our driver…… Continue reading Alive and Adapting
Quick, finish up just one last email and leave work. Already late. Maybe I can cash in on some good traffic karma I’m due. Scurrying to the car, a text arrives from my brother Mike. Hmmm. He rarely texts me for no apparent reason but I must get started driving so will have to read it…… Continue reading Auspicious Arrival – June 28 to June 29, 2016
It’s almost fair to say I live to travel. Not that I do a lot of it but it means a lot to me and I feel compelled to share about my experiences. Expect a little humor, some travel tips, and varying degrees of adventure. I’ll start with my most recent trip: “Between a Bombing and a…… Continue reading Between a Bombing & a Coup: Our 2016 Family Vacation to Paris & Istanbul