Last week I shared the first part of my travel diary of Paris and talked about how we did things a little different for this trip and took a guided tour before going on our own to explore the city. With so many great places to visit in Paris, we thought this would be the best way to sort through what we wanted to see on or own versus what we were ok with seeing on a timed schedule.
We started our morning with a cafe brunch in the famous Champs-Elysees. This is such a beautiful area of the city with the most glamorous of designer shops to browse. We strolled the streets and made our imaginary shopping lists of items to take back home.
The architecture is my favorite of any place I have ever been to. The streets are lined with the most stunning buildings, quant sidewalk gardens and chic-classic doors. I could honestly stroll down those streets every day and never be tired of them.
Laduree was on the top of my list of places to eat, because that is one of the bakeries I have known since childhood. From the first night we arrived in Paris I had made a decision to eat dessert for every meal, and I stuck to it. Calories don’t count on vacation, right? I mean, how could you not? The French really know how to do a dessert!
When in Paris, romance almost just kind of comes natural. We couldn’t leave Paris without proclaiming our love eternally on the Love Lock Bridge on Pont des Arts bridge.
We ended our perfect day in Paris with a dinner date with the most stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. We sipped on wine, ate like Kings, and soaked in as much as we could before we had to leave.
These are the memories that money can not pay for. I would trade any bag, pair of shoes, or any “luxury” items to have these experiences with D. Traveling helped us to grow so strong as a couple, and now even in the difficult times, those memories and times we shared together will still have the power to pull us up.
I am thankful every single day for the opportunity to travel!