Catching Up

August 19, 2013 · 7 comments

Last we were tuned to this station, we were roughly here.

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I was completely gobsmacked by the once-in-a-lifetime pink moon ascending over the Seine as we stood with our evening bike tour on the Pont des Arts, surrounded by young lovers asking one another if they would care to dance at a mutual until-death-do-us party.

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And then I got gobsmacked again by riding a bike around the almost completely empty courtyard of the Louvre at sunset on an incredible warm April night with my own as-long-as-we-both-shall-live partyner.

Apparently, two gobsmacking events in close proximity was enough to shake me loose of my blogging saddle for a month or four.

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It’s time to catch up.

So here we are the next day reflected on the top of one of the highest and most ugly modern buildings in Paris, Montparnasse, which is really ideal since the view affords you the magnificence of the city without the visual blight of the building you’re standing on.

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Those French. They really know how to make a gobsmacked tourist feel right at Pluto, n’est ce pas?

Catching Up-3To sum up, we ate at a lot of these…

Catching Up-4… and did a lot of this. (Picnicking in parks with a lot of incredible cheese and baguettes, I mean.)

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We marveled at a lot of these…

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… and visited a fair amount of old that.

Catching Up-12Not everything was old. Young love blooms everywhere in Paris.

Catching Up-7We indulged in a bit of shopping…

Catching Up-8… sampled a fair whack of this…

Catching Up-9… and did some of this that we could come back some day.

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You know the French departure farewell, “Au revoir?”

It means, “Until we see again,” which turns out to be now, except this time, I won’t wait so long.

 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandi Fentian August 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

Great pics you guys. Nice to see you could reflect on your trip while you were there (third picture down). Okay, bad joke. 🙂 Like the scarf arrangement you had on Rick.

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Debra August 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Beautiful visual peek into your latest adventure…many pics reminded me of our trips to the “City of Love”…so many places to visit, so little time! Thanks as always for sharing! xo

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Zinc August 20, 2013 at 8:08 am

Welcome back! What a great collection of photos and commentary. Truly missed the blog and you guys too.

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Kristie August 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Just the breath of fresh, Parisian air that I needed today. Thanks for sharing your pictures, and hoping to see many more!

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Kathy P. August 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

So lovely! Relaxing to just visit in photo and phrase. Thanks for a marvelous recap, and Welcome Back! : )

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Gail August 19, 2013 at 11:33 am

Wonderful pictures of a beautiful city. That guy on the bench just needs a beret and he could be mistaken for a local!

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Colleen August 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

Love your stunning photos and fabulous descriptions! Keep ’em comin’!

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