Saturday, June 14, 2014


We headed out to Versailles for a look see.  The temps plummeted that day and we were not properly wrapped up.  But, hey, we were at Versailles so who cares?

         I must have taken 20 pics of these gorgeous halls and ceilings so I will share a few with you.

                           No matter which way you look, gorgeous colors, designs, texture, art...

      Clean lines in cool colors in the entrance halls and then a bit more embellishment once inside...

                                                      I love these window latch details

It was freezing--not kidding.  Our teeth were chattering so we quickly posed and then headed back to Paris.

                    The rest of our trip was spent wandering the streets of Paris, going to museums,

                                            eating French delights, and people watching.

                                               And, a trip to Berthillon's is always a must!

                                                    Love the doors in European cities

For our last night in Paris, this brave 16 year old tried escargot (snails).  She didn't love it but she's glad she tried it.  I ate them up--they were served in a pesto sauce--so delicious.

           Now, back to London for one more night and then home.  Our trip wrap-up is up next!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


                  After four nights in London we were off to Paris!  This girl was excited.

We immediately left our hotel, the always wonderful Hotel Relais Bosquet and walked straight to the Eiffel Tower.

                                                                   Happy, happy!

              The next two stops were for me--Angelina's for thick, creamy hot niece doesn't care for chocolate.  I know, right?

And then to Longchamp to look at this gorgeous bag (which I later bought at my favorite Paris department store, Le Bon Marche.)

I mentioned that I added one new place to visit for myself on this trip so we are walking to

the Musee Marmottan which is found in a little neighborhood on a pretty street--it was raining so I was lucky to get this quick snap.  What a spectacular permanent Monet exhibit--worth the visit.

            Of course, the Lock Bridge is now a must-see.  Can't remember what the actual name is for this bridge.  Note:  Thanks to Mary and to my niece, the name of the bridge is Pont des Arts.

                                                The Code of Hammurabi - The Louvre
The Code of Hammurabi was on my niece's must-see list.  I'm sure you know exactly what it is--I'm embarrassed to say I had never heard of it or at least I didn't retain the information if I had studied this way back in the day.  It is a code of laws dating back to around 1754--before Christ.  Pretty cool. This is tucked away in a part of the Louvre that I had never been to.

No, we didn't share three ice creams--we met up with a friend of my niece who is lucky enough to be doing a study abroad in Paris.  Wouldn't that be fun?

                                                        Back later for Paris II.....