What we love most about Paris is the food… more specifically, baguettes at the boulangeries (bakeries), and beignets and croissants at the pâtisseries (pastry shops). No matter what time of day it is, you can always find a Parisian walking around with baguettes. Just this morning, we saw a guy running in full workout attire with four baguettes under his arm. It’s just a way of life here and it’s pretty amazing. You can also find pastries anywhere you go in Paris. We love a traditional croissant with espresso to enjoy in the mornings… simple and delicious! Recently, Cody discovered Nutella beignets and he thinks they are the greatest thing ever created. We just love food and we enjoy it more when we’re together. Paris has been so good to us.
We’ve spent 5 days and 4 nights here in Paris. Our adventures started off a bit slow since we weren’t used to the time change and hadn’t slept much on the plane. We visited all of the traditional tourist sights on our honeymoon over three-and-a-half years ago and we loved it. This time, we took a more laid back route. We spent more time walking around the city, in cafes while sitting outside for hours and watching people walk by, and trying to speak to people in French. Our French sucks. We pretty much only know, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘thank you very much,’ and ‘excuse me, do you speak English?’ It’s been interesting, but we’ve had the most amazing experience with Parisians. Everyone has been so kind and helpful.
Today was Cody’s birthday. We celebrated by going to The Louvre and it was incredible. The last time we went, we were exhausted and had gone to a museum earlier that day. This time was very different. We really got to enjoy the museum and appreciate the amazing pieces of old art. The best part was that our Aunt Nancy and Uncle Bob were in Paris and we got to spend the day with them. They are in Paris on the last leg of a 3+ week trip through New York and different parts of Europe… amazing! They took us out to a cute French restaurant for lunch after spending a few hours at The Louvre. We ate, we drank, and we were merry. It was sad to say goodbye, but we really appreciate our time with them and we will never forget today. Earlier tonight, we celebrated Cody’s birthday over a very romantic dinner on Le Calife, a boat that rides up and down the Seine River. It was gorgeous!
We’re renting a car and driving to a region in France called the Loire Valley tomorrow, where we’ll get to see a lot of old châteaux and stay in a beautiful bed and breakfast through Saturday. To our family and friends – please don’t worry if you can’t reach us 🙂 Our service won’t be very good there.
Hope you enjoy the pictures! Love you all!
With lots of love,
Deena & Cody