Friday, August 14, 2009

Trip to France/Versailles & Paris

On Thursday the 30th or Friday the 31st (I don’t really remember) I was talking to my friend Shaunna about what she was planning for her Weekend. She mentioned that she was thinking of accompanying her neighbors Scott and Kendra to Paris.
Me: “You are so lucky; I would go in a heartbeat if I could!”
She then said: “Why don’t you come, that would be fun!”
Me: “I can’t just invite myself!”
Her: “Let me ask if you can come!”
Sure enough after talking to Scott and Kendra and it was OK we talked about getting a hotel and all... and off we were planning our little stay there!
(I do need to mention that I have the BEST husband who loves me so very much, because that little trip was on our anniversary WE and he just told me: “Go and have fun!” I love him so much!!)
So on Saturday they picked me up and off we went direction “La France!!”
We were planning to go to Paris on Saturday afternoon then drive to Versailles for our hotel and the Sunday go visit the castle. Well as we are driving on the “Périphérique” in Paris, it was starting to rain. So change of plan: We’ll do Versailles first and then Paris the next day.
Drove to Versailles, checked in and by the time we walked to the Castle it was not too sunny, but not raining. So we went to walk around the garden (the French on mind you!) ;-)

We walked the same path as the last king of France walked. Where Wars, Peace & Romance started or ended. I just love the history of some place, and Versailles Castle is so much part of the French History, it just talks to me.
Here are some pictures:


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Look at those stones… Imagine the number of people that walked on those for centuries. If Stones, Walls, Building could talk, can you imagine what they will tell us? I always wonder about that... I know I am such a weirdo!

After a nice evening and a restful night at the hotel, we left for Paris.
Popped on the “Red buses” and went around the major monument in Paris.
Again here are some pictures of some of those monuments. Shaunna (being her silly self) and of our nice Chauffeurs: Kendra + BiB (Baby in Belly as my sister in law will say) and Scott.
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We left at the end of the afternoon, got home almost at 11pm. A long WE full of cool stuff to enjoy and great company.

Thanks guys to let me come with you. Where is the next place we are off too? ;-)

2 comments:

Vesper said...

Scotland is next! I LOVE spontaneous trips like these, don't you? LOL

Mom in High Heels said...

Great pics! I love Paris!