Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Greetings from Paris.

My friend, Dawn, and I are currently spending a few days in Paris. This is Dawn's first time outside of North America. It's been fun traveling around France through a newbie's eyes. Today is also her 30th birthday and she's spending it with Mona...Mona Lisa, of course. Talk about a party. Happy birthday, Dawn! We're staying at a great hotel in the 12th that I recommend to everyone. While I was checking us in yesterday, I soon learned that the owners are a young married couple...he's French and she's from Sacramento. She came her 14 years ago on a community college exchange program and fell in love with the guy working at the hotel where her program housed the students. Later, I meet another couple who are checking in, who read about this hotel in the Sacramento Bee and decide to stay here too. Thus, they are from Sacramento as well. It's weird being in Paris and surrounded by all these Californians.

Our hotel is located across the street from a world famous bakery, Vandermeersch. I've given them too much of my money in the past 2 days.

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

I clicked on that link for the bakery, wow. Yummo! The pastries looked absolutely delectable. Jealous!

parisian cowboy said...

Have a great time !

Jennifer (the singing one) said...

We read that article!! I wanted to stay there but Cliff wanted someplace a little funkier. We'll see what we end up with. Have fun!

ruthie said...

Oh Paris is so wonderful!!! enjoy yourselves!!! and happy b-day to your friend ;-)
xox

African Kelli said...

oooh, such fun! this is one of my life-long dreams. I hope you two have an excellent time and it seems you are. Good for you for not letting the security doode keep your purse.

Victoria said...

it sounds like a great trip so far!
i'll definately check out that bakery the next time i'm in paris.