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Thursday, June 26, 2008

MY DREAM TRIP TO PARIS...Ooo La La

MOMMY HOLLY is hosting a VIRTUAL VACATION
and since I love
FRENCH foods.....
I am off to

PARIS, FRANCE

for good foods, good coffee, good shopping
and

a good time, in general




I AM PRETTY SURE THE VERY FIRST THING I WILL BE TAKING WITH ME ON THIS TRIP IS MY
SUITCASE FULL OF MONEY

*********

AHHHHH

I'M ON MY WAY TO

PARIS







OK, I have my tickets and my boarding pass....
I'm getting excited here.....


UP UP AND AWAAAAAY......

I GOT THE GOOD SEAT RIGHT BY THE WINDOW.....


OOOOO LOOK AT THE GREEN, GREEN FIELDS OF


FRANCE


WE'RE HERE...

WE'RE HERE.....


I SEE THE TERMINAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY HANDS ARE SWEATING, MY PULSE IS RAPID AND I THINK I AM ABOUT TO BREAK OUT

IN THE

FRENCH LANGUAGE

OUI, OUI

(oh, boy, I can speak FRENCH now)

(OK...so I can't SPELL it)


OMGosh....
WOULD YOU JUST TAKE A LOOK AT MY FABULOUS, MAGNIFICENT
FRENCH HOTEL

I am swooning .........



The first thing I see is the
infamous FRENCH painter, on the curbside

I must ,
I say, I MUST have a

FRENCH PAINTING

OH, YES.....
JUST LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL
FRENCH PINTING
THAT I BOUGHT FROM THE
INFAMOUS FRENCH PAINTER
ON THE CURBSIDE

;o)


HURRY...RUN....

CATCH THAT
FRENCH BUS

IT IS GOING TO TAKE ME TO.........



THIS FABULOUS
FRENCH BEACH

AHHHH, THE SUN....

THE SAND....

THE BLUE WATER......

THE FRENCHMEN.....



THE FRENCH COUNTY SIDE IS JUST AS I HAVE ALWAYS IMAGINED IT WOULD BE !!
EVERYTHING LOOKS
JUST LIKE A PICTURE
(wonder why?)


OH... HOMES...
I HAVE TO SEE SOME BEAUTIFUL
FRENCH COTTAGES
(I THINK these french signs say "A Home Tour"....if they are speaking of
OTHER "HOUSES",
excuse me)

ahhhhh

THIS IS JUST EXACTLY WHAT A
FRENCH FARM HOUSE
SHOULD LOOK LIKE...
BET THERE IS A SPLENDID
GRAPE VINEYARD RIGHT OUT BACK

AHHHHH.....

and

OF COURSE I MUST SEE AT LEAST ONE

FRENCH CHATEAU
JUST BEAUTIFUL !

THE FRENCH
SIDEWALK CAFES

I AM IN HEAVEN

I WILL SIT AWHILE, HAVING A
FRENCH ICED COFFEE
AND JUST SEE IF I CAN SEE A FRENCHMAN WITH A THIN, BLACK MUSTACHE AND A
FRENCH BERET ON HIS BLACK, WAVY HAIR

OF COURSE

OF COURSE....

WHAT'S A TRIP TO PARIS WITHOUT
FRENCH PASTRIES
YUMMY...
OUI OUI



I DO BELIEVE I WILL TAKE A FEW DOZEN
HOME WITH ME

(do they let FRENCH PASTRIES on an airplane?)


AND, NOW....drum roll , if you please....
THE REASON FOR A TRIP TO
PARIS, FRANCE .......


A PARIS FLEA MARKET

IS EVERY GIRL'S DREAM
(and remember...I have a
SUITCASE FULL OF MONEY)


OMGosh....

can you even imagine getting to go here ?
(with a suitcase full of money)






OR HERE ?
OH, I COULD WALK AND WALK AND WALK AND

LOOK AND LOOK AND LOOK

AND SPEND AND SPEND AND SPEND



BUT WOULD PROBABLY BE

SOOOOO GLAD TO GET BACK HOME AND

REST

and eat the remainder of those

FRENCH PASTRIES

************

Hope you had fun going on my visual trip to

PARIS, FRANCE

I sure did!

dream....
sigh.......
drool.....

bj

41 comments:

Beverly said...

Phew BJ, I'm exhausted, too. But, I am making the rounds in Europe. I've been to Ireland with Jeanne, Italy with Holly, England with Heidi and now France with you.

Thank you for taking me with you to fantastic France. But, I ate so much that my pants are feeling snug.

Southern Lady said...

BJ ...

That was the BEST trip to Paris I've ever had ... Well, I've never BEEN to Paris, but if I ever get to go, I'll want to do all those things you did on yours, especially the FLEA MARKETS! Can you imagine? I'd be like a kid in a candy store.

I loved your post ... and your pictures, especially the last one.

Sincerely,
Janie

Anonymous said...

bj....that was just so much fun.....where in the world did you find all those pictures?? i visit your blog everyday and i am never disappointed.....you are a precious soul....i always want to leave a note but i am always anonymous and you can't respond to my note .... so i feel like a "stranger"......anyway, always loved you on RMS and now i love your blog....you are just a joy to know......jennie in tn <><

Peggy said...

thanks for taking me along!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love taking trips with you! I never even got sick on the plane. ((hugs)) Rosie

Brown-Eyes said...

Fantastic trip! We actually were in Paris 2 years ago, but only for 2 days and we didn't get to go to the Paris Flea Market...it was probably a good thing because we didn't have your suitcase full of cash...LOL. You prepared a wonderful virtual tour for us..great job! :-) Brown-Eyes

Ruthie said...

Enjoyed going on this visual trip with you. Whew. Tired after all that shopping!!!!
Thanks. It was fun.

Anonymous said...

That was so great BJ! You are the best story teller. Christy:-)<><

Cyndy said...

Ahhhh, the best way to take a trip... with good friends and a suitcase full of their money!!!! Thanks for the adventure. You never disappoint!!!

Jan & Tom's Place said...

oooo la la!!!

Wonderful trip, thanks!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Barb said...

BJ, I was with you every step of the way! You packed a lot into your amazing trip. What wonderful memories you will have forever.

Did you eat all your pastries-hehe?

I just love your blog!

hugs to you,
Barb

Tonya said...

That was fun! I especially love the Paris flea market, i can't even imagine all the goodies to be found!!!

Shirl said...

THat was a wonderful trip to Paris, the shopping was great and Oh that yummy food! I love Flea Markets and I can just imagine one in Paris.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose COttage

Anonymous said...

Hello, This is BJ's daughter. She doesn't want me to talk about these tings, but she is having a very serious surgery this afternoon. It's a big one, and she will be in the hospital for the next week or so. PLEASE PRAY for her to come through the surgery ok and that the surgery will work. I know she loves you all, and you love her too. Thank you!! Stacy

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ, Paris with my coffee was just what I needed this morning. That was so much nicer than the pile of paperwork and the side of homework on my desk that will be my adventure today!

Hugs,
Dena

hautemommy said...

BJ, what a perfect trip!!!! can I come too???! :) I love the suitcase of money, thats what I forgot on my trip haha!!! And now I am dying for some french pastries! :) Thanks for travelling with us!!! xoxo

Heidi Ann said...

BJ, That was the most exciting & fabulous trip ever!!!!! I just LOVED it! All the wonderful photos & your commentary made me feel like I was actually there! & I now think I am a bit tired!! Great trip! Thank you so much for particiapting in this with Holly & me!...Heidi :)

Schotzy said...

Oh, my goodness! Now I've got to go back, and see it for real this time! Thanks for the virtual visit! I suppose I need to lose about 20 pound before I go, though!

Anita said...

What a wonderful trip...

I'll bet you had fun creating this! :)

Sandi McBride said...

Oh, I'm so tired now...hold on while I flop on the sofa and wait for Mac to take my bags...and bring me a cuppa tea....oh thanks for the trip hon, aren't you glad we're home?
Sandi

Wendy said...

I'm exhausted for you my friend!! But what fun you had!!!LOL....Hope you are having a restful day after a vacation like that!!~Wendy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bj...I'm going to Paris too! Love your photos and things you have planned...especially the flea markets!

Debbie from NJ said...

Oh BJ,

that was such a fun trip! What's this about surgery??? Oh my goodness, I hope everything is okay. Please tell your daughter to let us know how you are doing!

Mya said...

Love your trip. I want to shop the flea market and dine in the fabulous diners. Thanks for the great tour.
-Mya

Shelia said...

BJ, you're so cute! I've been to Paris a few times and I think you've done a great job in capturing it. My feet hurt!! Oh, I've started a blog and today was my first post. Come see me sometimes!
Shelia ;)

NoteSongs.blogspot.com

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, I would need two weeks to do all that, lets go tomoorrow!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Thanks for sharing you virtual trip to Paris, BJ. That was fun!

Nancy said...

This maybe the closest to Paris I will ever get...lol:)I enjoyed the trip!!! Nancy

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Eek, BJ, that was FUN! I love Paris. Thanks for the loveliness!

xoxo

Jackie said...

BJ, I adored my trip to Paris with you. Thanks for taking me along.

God bless.

Elizabeth said...

What a busy trip! I think I might have stayed in the flea market for days!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Whew, BJ, you need to slide over and give me a corner of that chair! After that wonderful trip to Paris, I'm plumb worn out! But it was just fabulous! This is Ashley's dream destination and wants to go for her HS grad gift...just the two of us! I wasn't that excited until after your post! Great post!

Hugs, Rhonda

cherry Tree Lane said...

I would love to visit there sometime. Thanks for the walk in France!

Bridget said...

I saw the link to your blog over at Gollum's and how could I resist a midnight trip to Paris! I'm trying to decide if I like the pastries or the flea market better!
Thanks for letting me come along, Bridget

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Wow Bj, what a wonderful trip! I'd be exhausted just getting ready for it! Paris is my dream vacation, too. Your photos and posts are always a delight. It's been a while since I've been by, took a vacation to California and been working on a new website. Got it done and it turned out great! Come on by for a visit. God Bless, Celene

Tara said...

BJ

I feel like I was there on your excursion--what a fun way to travel!

Suzy said...

Oh my sweet BJ,

thank you for taking me to Paris, you made my biggest dream come true. I just adore Paris!

Love Suzy

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I really enjoyed this post, in part because I really did go to Paris in 1999! It was a fantastic trip but far too short, and it was a dream that I never really expected to come true. I can't wait to go back, but if I do, I want to see the rest of Paris. I just about cried when I finally got to see the Louvre because I never thought I'd see it and because it made me think of my mother who would have been so happy to see my dream come true. It really is a magical city and so beautiful.

Kady

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Just noticed the post from BJ's daughter. You will be in my prayers for a quick recovery!

Kady

Nance said...

Hello there BJ! got here via donna's (in the attic) blog. I enjoyed my trip to Paris with you ... you are such fun to be with!

Hope you're surgery is a success and my prayers are with you and family.

Julie said...

That was absolutely one of the best posts I have ever read/seen!!! How creative you are. Only one big problem....NOW I WANT TO GO TO PARIS!!!!!!