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Overnight Ghosts in Lyon

Overnight Ghosts in Lyon

When I talk about my trip to France in 2014, this is one of my favorite stories to tell…. We had uninvited guests in our hotel room last night! Insomnia hasn’t been a problem this week since we’ve been walking miles and miles each day […]

Paris – Day 7

Paris – Day 7

Day 7 in France proved to be quite the adventure as we navigated our way to Lyon, France.  Reposted from March 30th, 2014. Well, we started out the day with a bit of miscommunication.  I said I wanted to be at the Gare (train) station […]

Paris – Day 6 – Revisited

Paris – Day 6 – Revisited

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Lacking energy is rarely a term someone would use when describing me, but on our 6th day in Paris we were worn out; jet lag had caught up with us.  Unfortunately at the time of the original post I was relying entirely on my iPhone for blog post photos but since it’s after the fact, I’m going to insert some favorite photos….even though the post makes mention of not being able to post photos.  Be sure and swipe through the photos and enjoy……….

Oh my goodness, we were able to get 10 hours sleep last night!  That was more than I’d gotten the 4 nights prior in total!  We both awoke refreshed and ready for a full day.  Agenda: Sainte Chapelle, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the Marais neighborhood, the Latin Quarter along with revisiting Notre Dame.[shareprints gallery_id=”4564″ gallery_type=”slider” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]Today was a photographers dream! I fell in love with my Nikon even more.  I’ve been taking a photography class since January and today was the day to put my new skills to the test.  Kate with her Canon and I with my Nikon pushed our lenses to the limits.  Unfortunately these photos will have to wait until we get home to be downloaded. I sacrificed laptop space for a pair of shoes.  We snapped spectacular photos of architecture, stained glass, doors, doors and more doors.[shareprints gallery_id=”4566″ gallery_type=”slider” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]The highlight of the day was visiting Pere Lachaise cemetery and the grave site of Jim Morrison.[shareprints gallery_id=”4577″ gallery_type=”squares” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]Tomorrow morning we’ll board the high speed train to Lyon, France where we’ll be staying for a couple of days. Lyon is known for being the foodie capital of the world so there’s no need to wonder why we’re going there!  We’ll visit Old Lyon and meet-up for dinner with a guy I met in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, in Paris two years ago.  You just never know where you’ll meet new friends!

Au revoir!

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Tasty Speck – A French Country Christmas

Tasty Speck – A French Country Christmas

With the holidays upon us, it’s a magical time for family and friends to gather and enjoy good food, drink and festive conversation.  Ok, my friends and I don’t need an excuse like the holidays but it sounded like a good way to start the […]

France 2011

France 2011

As I spent the day preparing for an upcoming trip, I ran around picking up last-minute items in an effort to not have to check in my luggage.  I swear I’m going to conquer this vacation with 3 pair of shoes, it’s the shoes that […]

Monet’s Garden Photos

Monet’s Garden Photos

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Located in Giverny, France, Monet’s Jardin is a definite must see while visiting France.  You can see how the beauty surrounding his home inspired his paintings.  His garden was only in its Spring bloom, I can only imagine the vivid colors when in full bloom.  There’s much to admire in this quaint little town.

Monet's Garden

Monet's House

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Monet's Garden

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Monet's Home

Monet's Home

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The Pond that inspired his work.

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