We'll Always Have Paris

I'm posting photos from my daughter's not so recent trip to France - she had the most awesome opportunity to travel there in June with some of her French class.

Of course, I was jealous, and even though I *could have* tagged along, it was probably better that I stayed at home to let her enjoy some independence. Plus, it was good for me to let her go on her own.

After a couple of days without any frantic texts from her, I determined that she was doing great, and I was filled with relief that she hadn't lost her passport or newly minted credit card. In a nutshell, I started to relax.

But I was still jealous - I've never visited the Gardens of Giverny:
Monet's Garden

Garden Path

Or Mont St. Michel
The Castle

I had to ask my daughter what this was a picture of - it's the sand that surrounds Mont St. Michel and I believe during high tide, much of this is covered by water. I can only imagine how amazing this is to view in person.
Flowing Sand

Of course, they enjoyed the sights of Paris:
Meet Me Under the Eiffel

Old and New


Finally, here's my favorite photo - a trio of friends on the Love Lock Bridge, overlooking the Seine.
Familiar Scene

It's my favorite because it reminds me of my own Paris adventure, 23 years ago - a shot from that same bridge, almost the same vantage point. Deja Vue for real!
23 years ago

Yes, we'll always have Paris. I hope to return someday.

Linked to This or That Thursday.

Tamar SB  – (August 9, 2012 at 7:46 AM)  

WOW! She took stunning pictures!! The Mont St. Michel looks gorgeous, wonder if I can rent a room there!

renae  – (August 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM)  

Magnificent Photography here. Lucky to be in Paris. I have only ever wanted to go to Paris and haven't ever been yet. To many odd health issues in my family....... :(

anyways, I'm #32 here at Deb's hop and wanted to say hi and introduce my site you ya'll if you are interested?

renae  – (August 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM)  

Oh I've seen a video of the Bellagio. I worked for the company that supplied the steel structure to half of Las Vegas, about 13 years ago. Ya, that's fantastic. I just joined your site, too.

Clueless in Boston  – (August 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM)  

Your daughter took some very nice photos. Here's looking at you kid.

Anita Johnson  – (August 9, 2012 at 10:02 PM)  

These photos are just beautiful...I can see why you would have liked to tag along...but the confident smiles say a thousand words too! Both you and your daughter have something grand in common now.

deb duty  – (August 9, 2012 at 10:45 PM)  

Looks amazing and she took some great photos!

Mary  – (August 9, 2012 at 10:56 PM)  

This post is so fun of Paris...I really wish I could have gone at her age...what a cool deal. I love you pic..her pics.

Mary  – (August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM)  

PS. I just became your follower! Nice to meet you.

Anonymous –   – (August 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM)  

I absolutely love the coincidence of those 2 photos! What a wonderful experience for her. I would so love to get there! The photos are beautiful!

bon bon  – (August 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM)  

beautiful capture and wonderful memories. :)

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