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Trip Report Autumn in Paris

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Here goes my attempt at writing a trip report. This could abruptly end at anytime just as a heads up.

So we finally got to do most of the things we had wanted to do this trip that we didn't have time to do on our first trip. I forgot the Marmottan again, darn. I need to be more organized. My brain tends to be mush in Paris. When we first went last year, we got the 6 day museum pass and I felt guilty that we only used it 4 times. This trip, we once again bought the 6 day museum pass but went to 13 museums. A much impressive improvement. A drive-by overview and we loved it. Will definitely go back for more in-depth.

The Rodin was beautiful. And I couldn't get enough of the L'Orangerie...too bad we only had an hour before closing. That's definitely one I will return to and take hours breathing in all the wonderful art. We went to the Arab Museum and I really should have followed my Fodors Best Travel Tip when I got cranky and became completeley impatient. I saw a gigantic torpedo at the Maritime Museum!

I discovered my current fleeting favorite... the Architecture Museum - it's the one with all the amazing replicas and that super cool apartment unit in Montmarte. We also went back to St Chapelle and of course it was as breathtakingly stunning just as I remembered it. I must report that by the end of Sept, half was still in scaffolding. Renovation 2008-2014. This means it will be up the next time we're there, excited for that. I prayed about a certain thing to change about Codes...the only thing really that bugged me enough to pray that hard....and just like magic it was resolved. St Chapelle has super powers.

The loveliest favorite moment was seeing the same man I saw the previous year at the same restaurant, at the same hour, in the same month, drinking the same thing and wearing the same clothes...a suit. The best part? We smiled at each other.

This is now becoming a diary so I will just keep writing. There was also that day when codes pissed me off so much I walked out on him, went to a cafe and sipped one small glass of rose for 3 hours. It was all I walked out with. On my early morning walk, I shared all of Notre Dame with 8 other people... if you don't count the small group attending french mass contained in the very front surrounding the alter. We outsmarted Versailles and it outsmarted us back. I will never forget our 6 hour sunset dinner at le Georges sitting at a lovely table under the perfect Parisian sky. There are many more. I will arrange my jumbled notes from my mushed brain in Paris and share as I go. I just needed to get something out to get the ball rolling...

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