"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I'm back - and jet-lagged!

 We've returned from our Paris trip which was, in one word, amazing! Arrived late Thursday night (morning Paris time) and I'm still struggling to adapt to the time changes. We essentially lost a day somewhere! It rained most of our time there but it didn't stop us from seeing the sights.  We managed to stay up late enough our first night in town to see the Eiffel Tower lit up, arriving just in time for the five-minute twinkling light show.

One of the best parts of Paris, of course, are the patisseries (pastry shops) and boulangeries (bread bakeries) on almost every block.  Very dangerous...

 I loved getting to have my all-time favorite "pain au chocolat" again. It's a flaky crust rolled around two strips of chocolate which are smooth and creamy once baked. Below you can see the regular ones on the bottom shelf.  It wasn't until we were leaving that I saw these "maxi" ones - maybe a good thing...

One day we passed by this awesome chocolate shop with this huge chunk of chocolate in the window! They also had two chunks carved into hippos (see the book in front). 

Here's my last "meal" in Paris before going to the airport Thursday. Yummy chocolate crepes! I will definitely miss the food.

But the best part of the trip? Getting to come home through Austin and having some grams time with Carl.


Robin said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time and enjoyed some fabulous food! And what a great way to end the trip with some Grandma time. Have a great week.


Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Did you bring back a purse full of those pastries?
What a cutie little Carl is.

Rhonda Merry said...

Welcome Home, glad you enjoyed your trip.

Linda Manning Findley said...

so glad you had a great time and are back safe and sound ... know the icing on the cake was Carl time .... lol ... Linda F