Friday, October 4, 2013

Paris Day Twelve

My last full day in Paris! 

Today is my last day to attempt to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower again.  
I am determined to get that photo of me at the top!
It is cloudy with a chance of rain but that won't stop me!
I decide to take the bus even though it's not a long walk,
 but if the lines are long I want to be as rested as possible! 
As I approach the tower I am once again hit with it's beauty!  Something about it moves me so much!  Now for the lines...well luck was with me.  No long lines and it only took me about 30 minutes to get my ticket, go through security and get to the elevator for my ride to the 2nd level.
The sun was shining and the wind was blowing but the views were gorgeous! 
The lines for the elevators to the top were long so I took some time to just walk around this level and really soak in the views!
You can see a few clouds coming in!
I got in the long line for the elevator to the top.  While waiting a storm came up and it rained and the wind blew like crazy.   It was cold!  I was so glad I had my pink beret on.
 
After finally getting to the top, the storm had passed and I once again took time to view the city of  Paris!
As I gazed at this city I had dreamed about visiting for so many years 
I thought about my journey here...
the gift of this trip from my daughter, the months of planning...
The wonderful days I've spent in Paris and all that I have seen and experienced here!
I have lived each moment to the fullest!
This dream started at the Paris Hotel Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas with a toast of champagne!
and so it ends with a toast...
To my family for your support.
To my friends and blogging buddies for your advice, encouragement and for sharing all the  excitement of planning this trip with me.

To my cousin Joletta who was able to join me on this trip,
it was so much fun to share the joy of Paris with you! 
and of course...
To my daughter Ashleigh
Her gift of love to me. 
Fulfilling a dream of a lifetime and to do it in such a wonderful way...
well to my lovely daughter....
This one's for you! 
Merci ma chère!

Linda





47 comments:

Mary Clark said...

Oh my goodness, the perfect ending to a perfect trip to Paris. So glad the sky was clear, you made it to the top without huge crowds, and got such great pictures to always remember this trip. Rejoicing with you!
Mary

Jojo said...

Wow! So beautiful. You all smiles, enjoying the view and all that Paris has to offer.

Congratulations dear Linda!!!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Aw, such a wonderful trip Linda! I'm so glad you got to experience it:@)

Susan said...

Ohhhhhhh, that was sweet, Linda.

Love that pink beret, too!

And since I never dreamed of seeing Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, it was thrilled! I'll never see it in person so saw it through your eyes.

Great job, great trip, super posts, great photos. Thanks! Mon cherie! Susan

Nellie said...

Oh, Linda! How exciting! I am so glad you had this opportunity! You have shared wonderful views with us.

xo Nellie

Jane and Chris said...

I have tears in my eyes,and a lump in my throat to see a 'sister' so happy.
Jane xxx

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Perfect ending to your trip!!! Thanks for taking us along the pictures are great!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh I love how you ended it today. You really are a great writer.

What a beautiful dream and how it came to fruition.

And did you see Paris out of rose colored glasses?

You have such a wonderful family.
Sandie

20 North Ora said...

Love your pink beret! So French! Have enjoyed going on your trip thru all of your posts.

Judy

Vicky Hunt said...

What a precious post Linda...you brought tears to my eyes. What a blessing to finally realize the dream you have had for so long. And...what a wonderful and thoughtful daughter you have. The photos are just stunning and you look absolutely radiant!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Sue said...

Gorgeous pictures from the top of the tower...I am so thrilled that you were able to live your dream and for having such a wonderful thoughtful daughter...that's becuase your such a wonderful mother!! Love love love that pink hat...will never forget that crazy day in Versona when you bought it...Who knew it would get to the top of the Eiffel Tower....
BTW....who took all the great pictures of you??

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh you have me in tears!!! What a way to live life to it's fullest. So glad you made it to the top. It has been a pleasure to share this trip with you!

Carol

Maureen Wyatt said...

You are an inspiration to us all! Thank your daughter from all of us. Her generous and loving gift has given us a chance to see Paris through your camera and words

Sandra Pollock said...

Been waiting to read about your last day in Paris and it was well worth it! Beautiful pictures, wonderful Pink Beret and so glad you arrived home safely!

Sarah said...

Linda, what a great set of photos! Glad you didn't give up. You look fantastic in the pink beret standing high above Paris. You'll have to frame that one.
Thanks for sharing this fabulous trip with each of us.
It's good to have dreams, and even better when they come true! ~ Sarah

Pondside said...

What a wonderful experience you've had, Linda. Great photos of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Thanks for sharing it so beautifully.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous post and your pictures are stunning. Hugs, Marty

Jill said...

You've had such a fun trip and great memories!! It's just so pretty!,

Lady Linda said...

Oh Linda, the trip of a lifetime! I just love your pictures and my favorite one is the very last one of you! How fun to have a great photo like that of yourself. That doesn't happen often.
Thanks so much for all the sharing.
You must have felt like you were in a dream.
Linda

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Linda, love the last picture! So glad you made it. One of my coworkers left Wednesday for Paris, wonder if passed on the street? Told him that your camera died at the top, so glad you made it back!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'm so happy for you that I started to cry while reading this post! Happy tears, of course!
Warmly,
deb :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my sweet lady, your trip was like going to heaven and coming back! Wow, what a view of gorgeous Paris all the way from up there and with chanpagne, 'la vie en rose!' I'm glad you had this awesome trip Linda! Thank you for taking the time to visit me too and for the sweet and kind comments. Big hugs,
FABBY

Nancy Carr said...

I have loved every day you shared with us. Thank you so much. Blessings

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What a sweet post, Linda. I am so happy for you that you were able to live your dream. So many wonderful memories. xo Laura

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I've enjoyed seeing all of the sights and hearing about your wonderful trip to Paris. I sure hope to make it there too one day.

thanks for taking us along.

hugs
Sissie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your daughter really did give you the gift of your dreams! Congratulations on making it to the top to get that photo to remember, Linda. I've got tears in MY eyes. :)

Art and Sand said...

The smile on your face says it all.

On our way to the train station- we were taking the Chunnel to London - my sister and her daughter took a separate taxi from the one my daughter and I took. Ours got into an accident. We were in Paris, didn't speak the language and we realized that my sister had our passports, money, tickets,etc. Boy were we glad that the taxi drivers settled it quickly and we met up with my sister. I guess there would be worse things than to be stuck in Paris.

Cheryl Lawson said...

You did it...great photo at the top!
Hope you are safely home after such an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Cheryl

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Linda,
This post actually brought me to tears... Such a haeart flet post about living life to the fullest and one of gratitude to those that bring you joy and happiness in your life!!
What a wonderful gift from a wonderful daughter!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words...

Hugs,
Deb

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sorry about the spelling in my comment. I am at work and was in a hurry....

Deb

the cape on the corner said...

tears were coming to my eyes, reading this dream come true for you. thank you for sharing it with us!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WONDERFUL!! You will remember this gift for the rest of your life!! You are indeed blessed with a loving family Linda and a fun experiance!! Glad you went up the second time and shared it!

Shelia said...

Oh, Linda! I just love this and I'm so happy for you that you got to live your dream! You look adorable in your pink beret. Life is so precious. Thank you for your kindness, dear friend. God is in control.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Ooh la la!!

Ames said...

I am so happy for you. You deserve the joy!~Ames

Deb said...

Well, this is something you will never forget. I loved this post and can see the excitement on your face. Love the touch of pink and your tribute. Welcome Home.

Meggie said...

These are wonderful photos...I am also on my "trip of a lifetime". I'm in Scotland...having trouble finding time to post my photos.

Diann said...

What a wonderful and perfect day to end your trip! The pictures are stunning Linda!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I loved your trip Linda

and those pictures from top of the Eiffel Tower are breath taking since I will never experience it myself I pretended I was with you LOL

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