And, We’re Back

Monday, June 25th, 2012 2

And just like that {snap}, our trip to France is over. *sigh* Our two weeks away was a wonderful holiday for us. In many ways, with a week in Paris and a week in Provence, it felt like two trips in one. The busyness and pulse of Paris and the small villages of the Provence Luberon couldn’t be a starker contrast. I planned the trip to capture just that — a week of city-life and a week of country-life — as we had enjoyed that balance when visiting Italy four years ago. That combination proved a good mix on this trip as well. The week in Paris, the first of our two weeks, was rather packed with seeing the major sites including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, the Pompidou, and a day trip to Versailles. We also managed to visit Montmartre, the Marais, Luxemburg Gardens, and the Tuileries Garden. WHEW. I know. “Packed” is putting it mildly.

Suffice it to say that the second week of quaint Provencal villages and towns was just the pace we needed next. To plan our time, we chose the towns we would visit by using the market schedule as our guide. This was lovely as it allowed us to purchase fresh cheeses, meats, olives, cherries (a-mazing!!), and bread each day at the respective market, and then wander around the town to explore. Each night, we would sit on our terrace, enjoying the cool evening temperatures, a bottle of wine, and the market goodies. *sigh* {Have I shared how sad I am that the trip is over?}

I’ll be sharing more photos and stories from our trip here at Life Refocused. But for now, I hope you’ll go check out my 365 page and see the photos I’ve posted to “catch up” on my daily shots. All but one are Polaroid images!

2 Responses

  1. I didn’t leave comments on any of the photos on your 365 page, but I looked at and admired each and every one! What a wonderful trip you had…but I’m glad you’re back and that I get to see you THIS WEEK!!

  2. Corinna says:

    Welcome back. Happy to see you here again. xo

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