Pre-travel celebration!! Asking for prayers for safe travels. I am blessed to be able to visit my second home with the next generation of unstoppable women! 13 year old Coco and 16 year old Jakari #citizensoftheworld
I knew it would finally arrive. My last day in Europe, specifically Paris, is here. It wasn’t hard to find my favorite parting food and the final meal of a francophile returning stateside. Chocolate!!
Charivari is a restaurant in Montparnasse that has the best chocolate ice cream ever. I don’t want the recipe, I just want to sit here at my sidewalk table at the corner of Montparnasse and Raspail Blvds., enjoy my ice cream and post a picture that will make you wish you were here… Bon appetit!!
I usually take two weeks holiday each year and travel for my birthday. This year, London also made the cut (after Paris of course).
Ever hear that “London Bridge is falling down?” Psych! London Bridge is just fine, but it may have gone full tilt a few days in September due to a visit from two wild and crazy girls from the USA.
Funny story… we were enjoying some great burgers at a nice pub near the hotel. I got the check and used the currency conversion app on my phone to discover we had spent $82 on burgers and fries. The bill was £50.60. We are now planning to fast for the rest of the trip, lol!!
Lovely Alice has an admirer. Graham was sneaky and got a kiss in just as I snapped the camera!
So much to see and do in London, so little time… This is Alice’s first trip to the UK and I am experiencing the city from her child-like enthusiasm. My friend couldn’t be more fun!! Alice was originally good friends with my Mama. The legacy continues.
And improving our stay, our travel agent hooked us up with a boutique hotel: address, Buckingham Palace Road!
Happy Sunday! Arrived early this morning at Nord Station in Paris to catch the Eurostar to London. We met Liz and Hanna, a mother and daughter from London who were happy to give us tips on their favorite shopping and eating spots in the city. We all shared experiences and confusion with trying to decipher the Paris subway system. I was glad that their observations of the states, particularly New York, faired much better.
We safely arrived in London and look forward to Harrod’s and taking in the sites. No rest for the stealth travelers!
Today we traveled with a tour group to the Champagne area of France. We visited two champagne makers including the world famous Moet & Chandon company in Avenay. Each tour ended with a champagne tasting with the new friends we met from around the world. The extensive process of making the beverage was quite intriguing, specifically the fact that many of the processes have been utilized for centuries and some processes have only recently been modernized using machines.