A Trip Down The River Seine
It seems like a lifetime ago. A little over two years in fact since hubby and I went to France. What a trip it was. Two weeks and it was nowhere near enough time to see everything we would have loved to do. The two of us would like to go back to Paris and spend at least a full week or more just there. We so loved the french culture and the relaxed laissez faire attitude that all Parisians seemed to have. And I have said it before they seemed to embrace the very definition of joie-de-vivre. Out until all hours on work nights. Drinking and smoking with out a care. Sitting in their outside cafes with theirs dogs at their sides spending time with their friends. Talking as if it had been years since they had seen one another. They were embracing the moment and fully enjoying it. They were not worrying about tomorrow. They walked everywhere. It’s too difficult to keep a car and try to find a parking spot. Each day they would buy their food for the day. A stop at the produce shop for fresh vegetables. The freshest I have ever seen. Another stop at the cheese store. Maybe a quick run into the wine store. And perhaps pick up some beef or another store for just cooked chickens. A different shop for different purposes. Then of course there is the Boulangerie for the freshest of fresh bread. Then the patisserie for a pastry or sweet of some kind. What a way to live! Some day we will go back. But until then I have my photos as memories.
These photos are a view from our trip down the River Seine. You can see the Eiffel Tower and the Pont Alexander III Bridge.