137/365 – paris journal
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…and thinking that the quote I stamped onto the cover page of my paris journal (a few weeks ago – preparing for the trip) should be my new motto. it certainly sums up the way I felt about this trip, and the ones I’ve made with sara, and how I’ve tried, especially this year, to experience my life.
the last of the paris photos have finally been uploaded to flickr. wow. not sure if it was me, or a busy sunday, but it was slow and took 3 tries. if you’ve been reading the blog to keep up, the new ones are from friday and saturday. friday was l’arc de triomphe + shopping at bon marche (our new favorite store) and a last night at the eiffel tower for the light show + photos. francie left for the airport nearly dark early on saturday morning and after katie & I packed, we re-visited the marais, walked around a bit and took one last walk over the seine before we re-ate at les cocottes (that caesar salad 🙂 we took one last photo and the car picked us up at 1:30. the airport was hot and crowded and we ran to catch our 4:10 flight. the flight was long, but the landing in atlanta was a few minutes early and the re-entry (passport, customs, etc) was a breeze. and the happy surprise at the airport was a huge treat. we got home just after 10:00 and spent a few hours unwinding and unpacking.
today I finished up the friday and saturday pages in the journal, finished the photos (uploaded to flickr and to costco for my album – 409 prints total!), and am still doing the piles of laundry.
tomorrow I think about work, finishing up the tennis treasurer stuff for the season, katie moving home (just for a bit) and another fun weekend next weekend… whew! …but doing it right!