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 birthday trip was a go.

We did many wonderful things I had never done before, like ascend the Arc de Triomphe and Sacre Coeur, visit the Musee d’Orsay, Laduree, and Montmartre Cemetery, and wonderful things I had done before, like browse Shakespeare & Co, take a bike tour of the city, and go to the Louvre. We even spent an entire day going to the Normandy coast to visit Mont Saint-Michel.

I have a few posts planned splitting up what we saw, what we did, what we ate, and one just for the Montmartre Cemetery. There are two reasons why it takes me so long to process trips: 1) there’s a lot of (good) emotional baggage attached to them (AKA my heart tries to explode) and 2) if I’m editing pictures and writing up the posts that means it’s over. I’m still slowing working on what we did in Florida last September!

Any special details you’d like from the trip?