Sunday, September 8, 2013

Paris Day One

I am here!  Finally and yes it is even better then I dreamed!

My daughter Ashleigh took me to the airport to depart for Paris on 9/4
I was so excited and very happy to have Ashleigh share the start of my great Paris adventure!
Boarding the plane!  I flew to Newark first and then joined my cousin for the LONG trip to Paris.  I don't sleep much on airplanes and so arrived in Paris a little tired....but also thrilled to be there!
BUT
My luggage wasn't!  It was still stateside.  They promised it was on it's way and the would deliver it to the apt.
Not going to let it get me down!  This is Paris and so I'll wear what I have on!  I did have a change of clothes with me for the next day!
Of course I could see the Eiffel Tower!
from our street.  We were super tired and took a walk but didn't go too far.  My cousin is limited in her walking but is doing great so far!
Beautiful streets!
I forgot to mention the crazy traffic!  We had booked a Taxi for our arrival (best thing we did) and he took us directly to our rental apt.  
So glad I wasn't driving!
First dinner in Paris was Italian! 
I know...but it was close and we both said it sounded good! I-Pupi on the Rue Malar was friendly and the lasagna was so good!
My first glass of wine in Paris!

All in all it was a great day! 
Now if my luggage will just get here  tomorrow!  

Bonsoir!  

Linda


28 comments:

Jojo said...

I hope by now you have your suitcase! The weather looks absolutely perfect and I know by now you are having the time of your life.

sissie said...

Linda,
I'm so excited for you!!! Have fun, fun, fun.

hugs
Sissie

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Yay! So glad you arrived safely...hope your luggage will soon. Awesome pics...so funny that you ate Italian for your first meal! Can't wait to hear more!

Deb said...

Now, this is exciting. I'm so happy we can follow you around. Have a wonderful time. Hugs

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I am having so much fun following along with you, Linda! Can't wait to see more! :-) Hugs...Debbie

Diane said...

Wow!! Looks like great weather too!

Jane and Chris said...

So sweet to share this with us!
I'm sure your luggage will be there soon.
Jane x

Susan said...

Oh how I wish I was there with you! I only had one time when my luggage didn't make it with me...hoping yours will be there soon, Au Revoir XOXO

Sarah said...

Hope the luggage is now with you, but if not, don't let it get you down. Paris is waiting! '-) Hope you'll keep sending updates as you have time. This is so exciting, Linda. I'm thrilled for you! ~ Sarah

Vicky Hunt said...

How exciting! You were smart to pack an extra outfit! Hope your luggage is there now and you are thoroughly enjoying your trip! Have enough fun for all of us too...:)Looking forward to more pix!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Cranberry Morning said...

Linda, what an amazing adventure!! I hope every day is wonderful!!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You did the right thing...stay up when you get there go to bed and start up the next day! Have a ball, I remember my first visit and the thrill...so much for you to see!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful view on the street where you 'live'! WOW! The meal looks fabulous and so do you! Hope your suitcase is there by now! Sweet hugs...from far far away. (I knew if I stowed away in your suitcase there would be trouble! heeheehee!)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh no, I sure hope you have your luggage by now. It looks like you're having some great weather. Enjoy!!

Rebecca said...

I can hardly imagine the thrill of being there! Keep us in the "loop"...It's probably as close as I'll get to Paris (although we DID have a brief layover there when traveling to Burkina Faso, West Africa. Afraid I didn't make it out of the airport :(

must love junk said...

Wow! What an amazing experience!
I hope to someday go to Europe! :)
Susan

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Linda,
How exciting!!! Have an awesome time and be sure to take lots of pics.

Blessings,
Linda

20 North Ora said...

Linda - So glad you are there and having a fantastic time!

Enjoy!

Judy

Chatty Crone said...

I am having a wonderful time with you in Paris! sandie

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

So happy to hear you are loving Paris! I love reading the posts and seeing your photos

Jane
Flora Doora

Susan said...

Oh how exciting you are THERE, Linda! How incredibly exciting!

How disappointing your suitcases are not there but hey, in the general scheme of things, that was not so bad. At least you had a second change of clothes! Qui! Qui!

Thanks for posting and hope you have a fabulous week! Susan

Donna said...

Bonjour Linda!
Ah, the wine and the food of Paris! Nothing like it! Have you tried a Nutella filled crepe, yet? The traffic is crazy, especially around the Arc de Triomphe!!
The first time I went to Paris, we didn't make it on the plane, but our luggage did! So imagine how stressed I was to get on the plane the next day, hoping and praying that I would see our bags there! Thank God they were waiting for us!
So smart of you to have packed a change of clothes!!

the cape on the corner said...

seriously your view of the Eiffel tower is amazing. oh good, you did have a change of clothes. thank goodness! enjoy!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!

I know you have your luggage by now!

Enjoy every moment!

I'm soooo happy and excited for you!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Yes!!! Yeahhhhh!! Beautiful pictures of the Eiffel Tower! You will soon learn that you can see the tower from EVERYWHERE in Paris :-}} Happy Feet!

The White Pear Tree said...

Bonjour Linda! Haven't been reading any blogs because I'm too busy with the store, but I remembered you were going to Paris, so I'm making a point of reading your posts! Hope you're having a wonderful time! How can you not? It's Paris after all!

Hugs,

Nicole

Brenda said...

I have just read all your days you have shared backwards. lol...When I go to day two I saw you did not have your luggage. Now I am on day one which is where most people would start reading from the start. Loving the pictures. And the meals have looked wonderful!

Annesphamily said...

A dear friend, who passed away way too young at 47, once was on a trip to Monacco and they left her luggage! Se was a very tall and big boned gal so buying stuff was really pricey! But her hubby who was scared of flying chicken out at the airport and they sent his luggage with her and her stuff was sent home with Cliff! Jonel said she enjoyed burning thru his money to buy new clothing! I sure miss all the wonderful stories she told.
You and Paris go good together! My middle daughter loves to travel, I will have to recruit her one day, God willing, to go to Paris with me! She wants to travel to Ireland first!
Oh Linda, you are so blessed. Have so much fun and eat a crossiant for me! With cafe creme of course!