Yesterday I was a bit blue. Down-in-the-belly-of-the-whale-blue. This, however is a new day and I’m getting back up on that horse. I am pulling myself up by my travel bootstraps. Okay… you get the idea.
In a week, DP and I head to Paris for a three day weekend. (Teacher Girl performs happy dance here!) DP says that he’s never seen me quite as happy as I am in Paris. It’s true. La Ville Lumiere (the City of Light) is still my favourite place on earth and it matters not a bit to me if that sounds like a cliche. I am wildly and unapologetically in love with Paris. (Honestly, how can so many women be wrong?)
Before your toes curl up with jealousy, please know that this is only possible because we live in Barcelona, planned our trip months in advance, and were able to find a cheap flight with Vueling. Living in Barcelona has helped us become more budget-minded folks… and right now I am putting the F in frugal and the C in cheap. This weekend, for example, our plans include… Oh! Nothing! Certainly nothing that costs very much money. It will be mostly a stay-in weekend; we’ll watch Bones and Carnivale on DVD, cook, sleep in, work (a little), blog, and begin planning our NaNo WriMo novels for November. I will continue work on my PRP (Paris Research Project) for which I am currently reading Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris. You can read Clotilde’s delightful food blog Chocolate and Zucchini here. I am also knee-deep into Catherine Saunderson’s Petite Anglaise which reads like a romance novel. Read her blog here. We’ve just watched Sofia Coppola’s decadent film Marie Antionette. Faithfully, I have been checking Paris Daily Photo and David Lebovitz’ My Paris. I am very serious about my research.
We’ll be staying on Rue Cler in the 7th arrondissement and the only thing we’ve planned is a visit to Versailles. Recent visits to the Palacio Real in Madrid and La Granja (Summer Palace) near Segovia here in Spain have left me wanting to know more about palaces in general and Louis the XVI and Marie Antoinette in particular.
My question for you, dear readers is, what else should we do while we are in Paris? Where should we eat? What should we absolutely not miss while we are there? When we return, I’ll be posting my own version of 36 Hours in Paris. You can bet it will be more affordable than this.