Peace & Rain & Ocean

There's something magical about being in the rain. There's something even more magical about being in the rain by the ocean. I was in Nice, France taking my time walking along the stormy Promenade des Anglais. Out of the three cities we went to in France- Paris, Nice and Arles- Nice was my favorite. And... Continue Reading →

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What The Eiffel Tower Is Really Like

The image of the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognized images in the world. An estimated 6.9 million people visit the tower each year with 19,000 estimated for every day. That's a lot of people. Paris is seem as the city of romance and the Eiffel Tower is certainly romanticized with it. The... Continue Reading →

The Moment That Makes You Remember

Assassin's Creed Unity is something that I hadn't really been familiar with until this weekend. I'd heard of it. Everyone has. But I didn't actually know what the game was about and I hadn't ever really looked into it. So recently Spenser brings it home and starts to play it. I watch the screen and... Continue Reading →

Down the Rabbit Hole of Art

I've piled together the art that I found weird, funny or fascinating. Because discovering art is like going down a rabbit hole and not really knowing what you're going to find. It could be colorful or colorless, sculpted or painted, joyful or frightening. Whatever you find though is always interesting. I didn't really know a... Continue Reading →

The Best of Paris Sights

When you're standing on the steps of the Sacre Coeur the whole city of Paris is laid out in front of you. That Sunday there happened to be old cars muddling by in slow procession. People walked from car to car sharing their passion for restoration and preservation. People gathered, as I'm sure they always... Continue Reading →

A Few Of My Favorite Things

One of my favorite places was a place we tried so hard to find. I ran down streets like a mad woman trying to find the little Shakespeare and Company bookshop. We asked store clerks and traveled down lots of streets. Without my friends I don't think I actually would have gotten there. Shakespeare and... Continue Reading →

Food of France

Some may talk about streets and sights but today is a day of food. I'm jamming in food from Paris, Nice and Arles all into one large story-through-food post. I ate Mexican, Japanese, American and all the in between but unfortunately I didn't take pictures of them all. What I do have is just a... Continue Reading →

Random Facts of Paris

It's Day 2 of my 10 blogs about Paris and here's what I have for you... They may not be good random facts, well put together or anyway interesting, but here they are. Meals Last Three Hours Sitting in a Paris restaurant is an experience. It's a very, very long experience. You sit, get some... Continue Reading →

Traveling Hurts

Yup. Those cankles are mine. Those two feet hoofed the physique of a couch potato over 10 miles a day for days on end. They stood on hard floors for hours listening to art lectures, walking on cobblestone and other such streets and they carried me up and down a bunk bed for a week.... Continue Reading →

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