{ Paris: Post 3 )

Whenever I think of Paris, I think of the song La Vie En Rose.

I rather expected it to be magically playing (in the air) while I explored the city.  But the song I really had stuck in my head, for the entire trip, was from French Kiss.  You know, when Meg Ryan’s character is sitting in the plane, singing, “I hate Paris in the spring-time . . .because my love is there with his slut girlfriend.”  Le sigh.

Sunday in Paris was better than Saturday. 

We spent a couple hours walking down Champs-Élysées, a beautiful tree-lined avenue with incredible architecture . . . Until we reached the Eiffel Tower on the far end.

{ To prove I was really there. }

And then we had lunch.

 Kate: [to Luc] You'll become one of those hunchbacked, lonely old men, sitting in the corner of a crowded cafe, mumbling to yourself, "My ass is twitching. You people make my ass twitch."

Afterwards, we took a bus to Place Victor Hugo.  The prettiest part of Paris (I think).  

We found a Starbucks and I finally had some familiar coffee.    
See how happy I am?

 Then we visited the opposite side of the Eiffel Tower and took more photographs.

In the park, several elderly men were playing a game of pétanque.  
So I took a picture of them.

 We had dinner at the perfect little Italian café.  (I wanted spaghetti.)  

And on the way home, I got stuck in two sliding doors on my way to the metro.  And whatever Tim tells you, it was not funny.  I hate the metro.

To be continued . . . 


  1. Oh my Gosh, I am so loving your trip posts. I have been checking daily (which I never do for anyone - If I dont catch you on Monday, I'll catch ya next Monday) anyhoo I digress, I am so glad you are enjoying Paris. You make me laugh with your French Kiss references. I love that movie. Till tomorrow.

  2. great pictures and you both are just such pretty people
    glad you found your coffee
    hope you can find another one thru the rest of your travels

  3. hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa

    that's me laughing at the picture of you stuck in the doors of the metro and not thinking its funny

  4. and "it's" with an apostrophe. geesh.

  5. 1. It's SO funny that you mentioned French Kiss - I had that exact part stuck in my head the other day..."Why, oh why, do I hate Paris? Because my looove is there with his slut girlfriiiend." hahaha love that movie!

    2. My arm got stuck in the metro doors in Moscow. I wrenched it out and then swore really loudly so all the Russians looked at me (they might not all speak English but they sure as hell know the F-word)!

  6. I think that is the universal swear word!

  7. These are wonderful memories you are documenting.

    And I love that movie. I quote it all the time. :)

  8. my goodness,
    paris looks absolutely breath-taking.

    once again, all the pictures in this are amazing. that picture of you facing the eiffel tower is my favorite; soo pretty.

    yayyy for American coffee!

  9. There definitely seems to be a big difference in your dispostion, ha ha....all due to the starbucks coffee perhaps, ha ha. More stunning shots...your so lucky to be in Paris...Paris, wow...I can only dream of it...enjoy it for all of us not there...and thanks for sharing.

  10. I am totally not laughing about the sliding doors right now :P

    The photo of you at the eiffel tower is so cool!

    By the way, you are beautiful! I haven't seen many photos of you, so I'm just noticing.

    I am very happy that you found good coffee! I actually found bottomless filter coffee last weekend! I had a happy coffee photo too :)


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