Today was our last day of our full week in Paris  – we will be swinging back by here on our way home to Seattle, but the bulk of our time here is over.  Yes, we’re a little sad to be leaving this beautiful city, but we are really excited about the next leg of our trip and can’t wait to see what kind of adventures Portugal holds for us.  Looking forward to sipping some port, experiencing a new culture, and meeting up with our good friends Jack and La Verne on Sunday night in Porto.

We leave for the airport super-early tomorrow, so I need to sign off to get some sleep, but I will say that today was a great day.  Saw some art at the Musee d’Orsay, wandered the gallery-lined streets near St Germain, and had a lovely little picnic next to the river.  I have fallen in love with this city all over again, and, as cheesy as it sounds, this city has allowed Shane and I to fall in love all over again.  It’s amazing what a week away from the daily grind can do for a marriage.  And the fact that we’ve been on a constant pastry high for the past 7 days hasn’t hurt, either…




  1. Ann Armstrong says:

    May I have permission to make a pastel painting of the last picure (picnic next to the river) in my art class? I will send you a photo of my painting. I have only painted for 2 years and hope I can do this sweet picture justice.

  2. kellyschnell says:

    Sure – go for it! Would love to see how it turns out!