Paris was AMAZING!!!!!!

Jan 10th, 2013, 09:47 AM
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Paris was AMAZING!!!!!!

Paris was sooo beautiful. I loved it, I loved it, I LOVED IT!
I can't even put into words how much I loved it. There are no words in any language that I speak that accurately describe just how much I loved it. I have to go back, I will be going back. I want to live there! I want to wake up every day and be in Paris. I want to see it, breather it, feel it, taste it, listen to it, but I feel there aren't enough days left in a life time to do so thoroughly.



All of you were so kind, and generous with all your advice and support. I mean, almost 600 posts! That's amazing!
I was just really nervous and wanted my trip to be perfect, so I was freaking out over every single detail. It was annoying for you, I'm sure, but I'm real, haha. Not a troll, I did go, and I'm going to be writing a blog. I posted my first entry today. More will be coming. I'm sorry I didn't post it earlier, but I mean, I kind of have a bit of a life. And it, along with a cold I caught in France, got in the way of me posting right away.

I cannot thank you all enough for all the advice I received. Hopefully, you all enjoy the blog. I've never written one before, so I could be doing it totally wrong, but tell me how I could make it better! Ask me all your questions here if you want, or on the blog, but yeah. I'm an open book.

Thanks so much for everything! Happy 2013 too! And thanks.

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Jan 10th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Excellent - very pleased you enjoyed it so much.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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I have to agree, Paris is amazing. We are about to go on our 6th trip in March. We had our first trip in 2006 and have been hooked ever since. Just start planning another trip, that's the only way to make coming home any better!!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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So, I guess it wasn't too shabby then.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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So not shabby. I'm jealous that you're there right now.

Irock5-Oh yes, I'm definitely going to start planning on going back! As soon as my wallet recovers from this.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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I'm loving your report so far - it's making me want to return to Paris.

Since you've returned, have you learned that it's not necessary to get uptight about every little bit of your trip? I read that you were lost but found your way again - this is what happens. Not everything is perfect but but we never go totally astray. I love the wonderful moments when I'm lost and see something I never would have planned to see.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:23 AM
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We keep needing to remodel our bathroom and bedroom ,but every year when my husband gets his bonus check, we are back off to Europe. Oh well, life is short, and the memories are fabulous!!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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I wish your writeup was longer.
We plan on going to Paris in May.
Thanks for the report.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Adrienne- Yes, I have learned that! I was freaking out over nothing and to be honest, I forgot about all of the stuff I worried about before once I was there. Everything just fell into place. But, also it was my first real trip, so I'm allowed to be uptight, just this once

Irock5, I agree! Now, if I only full time students got bonus checks!

Rob-There is more to come! This was only the first day. I will be letting you all know here when I update!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Great blog, thanks!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Can't wait to read more. I have been reading trip reports for Paris and Rome(our other stop) for weeks. We are getting so excited. My sister asked me how we can afford to go on these trips and I told her it is about choice. I don't have a big fancy car and send all of my money to those car payments every month. We have gotten older and wiser and realize that those are just things.

I am so glad you liked Paris. It really is a magical place. I don't think I really thought it would be as beautiful as it is. I have been to Ireland and all over Italy and I think it is the most beautiful city I have seen. Just my opinion.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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So glad you had a good time. BTW, it's normal for big city airports to have multiple terminals with transport between them - not unique to CDG.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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---I am enjoying your enthusiasm for the city.

Great photos from the top of the Montparnasse Tower. We definitely must go there on our next trip. After 9 visits to Paris, one of which we stayed right down the street from M. Tower, we've never been there. I'll be looking forward to more of your exciting days in my favorite city.

Irock5---I'm with you. We'll forgo a bigger house, a new bathroom which we also need, or a newer car any time to be able to travel. I recently read a quote in a book about aging well that said, "My wife has decided that a year shall not pass without going to Paris." I'm with her!!

These wonderful Paris trip reports keep the dream alive.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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TPAYT--What a great quote. I am trying to practice that right now!! We spent last Christmas (2011) in Paris, just husband and myself. What a wonderful experience. Our children are all grown up and we had Christmas with them before we left and then off we went. I cannot recommend that experiece if you have not done it. Really want to do it again.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Ha! I think we had your same accordian player on line 6. They obviously have it down to a science, they start playing and then you're out of the tunnel and the Eiffel Tower is right there!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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nice start, pfd; keep it coming.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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Ah, TPAYT, that's why I like you so much!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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So, PFD....now you know why you got so much help...tons of us who are in love with Paris! Great shots from Montparnasse...after 5 trips I haven't made it there-but I will! I will never be done with Paris....this is the first year in four that I haven't been to Paris. I miss it.

I totally know the feeling of the hearing the accordion music. I remember being in Chatelet on my first trip and hearing La Vie en Rose being played on the accordion. Kinda magic! I have heard some amazing music in the Paris metro stations.
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Jan 10th, 2013, 02:07 PM
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I have made 20+ trips to Paris....only learned this year that the musicians in the metro stations (not those on the trains) have to audition and are paid to perform.

Enjoying your report pfd.
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Judy, they didn't used to have to, and weren't paid. That's pretty recent.
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