River Of Dreams

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As we get closer and closer to our Paris departure date, the Wee One and I are getting SO excited!!! It’s been a decade since I stepped foot in the City of Lights, and I’m anticipating a mix of change and my old favorites. That’s one of the greatest things about a city that’s been around so long – while some establishments may change, there’s still so much that stays the same…and there’s comfort in the familiar. 🙂 I’m excited to have moules marinières (which, if you’re a regular reader, you will know is one of my faaavvvooorriitteee meals!), steak-frites, and more bread and cheese than one human ought to consume in a lifetime (you hear that brie and croissants???! I’m coming for you!!!). I’m going to hit up Ladurée and make those macarons my bitches, I’m going to walk and walk and walk until my feet are ready to weep…and then I will walk some more. I’m going to drink my share (and about a dozen other people’s shares) of fabulous French wine, visit my favorite museums to show my Wee One the best Impressionist art she will ever see, and I’m going to lap up so much coffee that I’m vibrating on the way home. I. Can’t. Wait!!!! 🙂 I so hope my sweet baby girl loves la belle ville as much as I do!!! 🙂
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After this trip, it’ll be fun to start thinking about my/our next voyages. We will go home to Canada, of course, at some point…I want to go to San Francisco before too long, and I am ALWAYS ready for New York any day of the year!! 🙂 My next big thing that I really, really want to do for myself is go to Bali. I don’t know that this will be a trip for the Wee One – as much as I figure she’d LOVE it, that plane ride is brutal long…so we will have to wait and see how the Paris plane trip goes. 🙂 I, however, need to get my hiney to Bali and SOON. I need to enjoy the calm, swim a lot, see the sights, enjoy the food…and take some time with my thoughts. I can’t imagine!!! It would be blissful, don’t you think? 🙂 When I go to Bali (you’ll notice that I’m saying when, not if), I plan to shut off all of my technology, not turn on a TV or computer, and just be with my thoughts. I know that I’ve become far too dependent on the devices in my life…part of it is necessity from my job, but the bulk of it is me and this compulsive need of mine to feel connected to those around me. I think that the time without anything will do magical things for my soul, I can be alone with my thoughts, I can listen to the silence, and perhaps find answers for all of those questions of mine. It sounds so beautiful…I can’t wait. 🙂
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Where would you like to visit? My list of places is long…there’s so much to see in this world, and nowhere near enough time to see it. I want to see as much as I can during my stint here on earth…and I want to instill in my Wee One a love of travel and respect for different cultures. There is no better way to learn about the world around you than to get out there and taste it for yourself. 🙂 I don’t understand people who choose to never venture far from their homes…there’s so much to see and do, why wouldn’t you want to give that a shot??! I’ll help you plan the trip of your dreams, if you want – it’d be my pleasure. 🙂

Xxx

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