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What We Saw in Paris

What We Saw in Paris

We got to see so many more things on this trip than we were able to on previous trips to Paris. It was my third trip, Joe’s second, and our first time on our own without a tour group. We took a bike tour, my third and his second again, and this one was “Off the Beaten Path.” New sights included the Church of Saint-Sulpice, the church that was started in 1646 and never quite finished; beautiful Parisian doors; all kinds…

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What We Ate in Paris

What We Ate in Paris

Instead of the usual Wednesday Whimsy post, I’m going to go ahead and get the worst photos of the Paris trip over with. Not all of them are awful, but you just can’t do much for indoor winter dinner photos, even in Paris. Well, I suppose someone could figure it out, but I’d rather eat. From the food tour of Montmartre that we did with Clotilde: Lunch at Le Petit Cler: Ladurée adventures: Lunch at Les Philosophes: Various Breakfast in…

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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel

^The original ceiling^ After booking the trip to Paris, Joe and I decided to do a day trip. I suggested Disney and he suggested Mont Saint-Michel. I was a little reluctant to do the latter because it was about a four hour coach ride each way with around 3 hours to spend there, but the French countryside isn’t anything tortuous so we decided to take the trip to the Normandy coast. We signed up to get lunch with the group…

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Montmartre Cemetery

Montmartre Cemetery

So. many. cats! And so much blue. What a dreamy place this is. In keeping with having life revelations each time I’m in Paris, I dramatically decided what I want to do with my life and thought of a book idea in this very cemetery. I had planned to also visit Père Lachaise but I was just too tired and couldn’t physically cram another thing in. After seeing this beauty, it’s at the top of the list for my next…

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Florida 2016

Florida 2016

Oh, Florida. This is the last of the posts for this trip and it makes me feel like I need to go back. I love the sunshine, water, the incredible views of both, St. Augustine, old graveyards, Spanish moss, alligators, Disney, the food (Maple Street Biscuit Co and Harry’s…omg), the family. It just feels like home to me and I’ve missed it since we moved away when I was 10. Kayaking the canal behind my parent’s house was the most…

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Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

We almost didn’t stop here because of the outrageous cost to get in but I’m so glad we did. We were able to save a few bucks by buying tickets at the hotel we stayed at the night before and you definitely need an entire day to see everything. Two pictures up from the bottom is a space shuttle launch pad and the fence around it is curved outward because alligators can climb chain link fences. I did not know…

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Key West, FL

Key West, FL

On the morning of writing this post I had to scrape ice off my car. In APRIL. And it’s so cold in my house that the butter on my kitchen counter won’t soften. How am I supposed to do anything, involving butter or not, if the butter on my counter won’t get soft? I feel like I really got stuck on the wrong side of global warming. So because of these things, it was both dreamy and painful to look…

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Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West

Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West

The Ernest Hemingway Home is so high up on my list of favorite attractions I’ve visited that it just might be at the very top. The beautiful house is on a large, lush space of land that is larger that you’re used to finding in the relatively small town of Key West. And that pool! He also used to have a cat walk that ran from the upper floor of the back porch on the house out to his writing…

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My Birthday Trip to Paris

My Birthday Trip to Paris

In my defense, it was a trip for my 30th birthday. Oops, did I say that out loud? Originally I was thinking of going to Disneyland in California but then decided it wasn’t quite big enough for the big 3-0. I did a little research on flights to Paris and found some via Icelandair for $600 per person round trip and got Joe on board. We found an affordable Airbnb (the studio we stayed in is here) and suddenly my dream…

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A Quick Bonjour

A Quick Bonjour

Hello and happy 2017! The last few months of 2016 and the first one of 2017 have brought a lot of changes and soul-searching into my personal life. After looking all year, Joe and I finally bought a house. We love living in a house but there are several updates we want and need to do so that has been an adventure to navigate. And it has a POOL. There’s one childhood dream unlocked. In September we went to Florida,…

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