I have just returned from ten glorious days in France!
And, I am in love!
I have decided that if I were not American,
and I could choose any other nationality to be,
I would be French.
Kate, me and my sister Nancy on the plane, waiting for take off.
This trip has been in the making
for three years.
When Kate started law school
I told her I would take her anywhere
she wanted to go, once she graduated.
View from the Eiffel Tower.
She choose France!
I am SO glad she did!
Our guide advised us at the beginning of the trip that
the greeting, "bonjour" goes a long way with the French people.
Notre Dame Cathedral
So we used it often and found
everywhere we went,
the people were overwhelmingly
gracious, warm and friendly to us.
One of my "take aways" from my French experience
is to make an effort to use a greeting
when approaching people here at home.
Not just a "do you have this is a different color?"
But instead, "Good morning, do you have...?"
The Louvre Pyramids
So much more civil!
The cities, towns and countryside
were spectacular to see.
I am awed by the sheer elegance of France.
And the fun of it!
We were joined by our brother Rick and his wife Terry,
who live in Germany.
We made lots of use of the endless sidewalk cafes!
I've shared just a tiny little bit of our trip.
We also visited Avignon
and Nice, Monaco and the Cote D'Azur.
I'll tell you about them later in the week.
Be sure and come back!