Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gratituesday: Paris

This week, I am grateful for our upcoming vacation. In case you haven't figured it out (or haven't heard me gush endlessly about it), we're going to France, Switzerland and Italy from Dec. 26 - Jan. 8, and I cannot wait. Not even a little bit. I'm usually a little calmer about vacations, but this one has me on the edge of my seat. I am looking forward to this in a way that I haven't looked forward to anything in a long time. Last night, I was lying in bed, literally thinking parisparisparisparis.

I am thinking about where I want to stay (um, yeah, still haven't booked a hotel), what I want to do on New Years Eve (eat oysters in a little cafe and drink champagne in Montmartre before ringing in midnight at the Sacre Coeur), what I want to wear (this dress). I'm excited for omelettes, chocolat chaud, pain au chocolat, pate de fruite, and about a million other things I've loved eating in Paris. I'm so in love with the idea of being there that I don't even care how long we spend in art museums.

And, I'm excited for the rest of the trip - two days right after Christmas in Strasbourg to see the Christkindelsmarik, a day of wine-tasting in Tournus, spending time with Emily and James in Dijion, visiting the mountains in Geneva, and seeing The Last Supper in Milan. Things are still a bit unplanned - no hotels or trains booked, no really solid day-by-day plans - but you can't expect us to instantly change the way we travel, and enough is settled that I'm allowing myself to be over the moon about going. And I am. I am completely and deliriously happy about going.


  1. Oysters and wine in Paris straight out of a Moveable Feast you are so lucky!

  2. Oysters and wine in Paris straight out of a Moveable Feast you are so lucky!