Going to Paris confirmed one truth in my life....it is home. I always thought it was a magical city even if I had only ever been there in my dreams or seeing it on movie screens but once the overwhelming insanity of the first few hours of hauling our ridiculously large luggage through the metro and then finally emerging onto the sunny street of PARIS...I realized I was changed forever....
After a brief nap and some food we took the metro to Montmartre which is a neighborhood on a hill in the North of Paris. Home to the Moulin Rouge and the Sac le Coeur and artists galore. When you hear the term "the streets are alive" I am sure they must mean Montmartre because they were literally breathing...
I have never seen so much beauty than while in Paris, every street corner, every moment was breath taking but the moment I stood on the crowded steps of the Sac le Couer and watched the sunset over Paris is my most precious and favorite of them all....
ASHLEY & MISTY
We got so lucky with our Hostel, it was clean, safe and everyone staying there turned into instant friends....none more than our roommate Ashley. Whom we actually only spent one day with before she left for Barcelona but it was a perfect day (start to finish a dream come true) and now we have her in our life forever!
the day started with some espresso's at a little cafe and Ashley's amazing panoramic picture skills
Then we had a moment with the seine...Ashley had been in Paris a few days and had been walking everywhere...she said it was the best way to see the city and get your bearings...it was......our feet may never be the same, but we saw all of Paris!
PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG
all this and its not even lunch yet, which we had in a garden. This bottom picture is me having my moment with the Eiffel Tower (I was fortunate enough to have many moments while there) the weather was beautiful everyday, we had picnics in the sun in the presence of history and in the city of love and if you never see Paris before you die, what a shame that will be.