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When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!

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February 27, 2012

I Have Begun!

so OMG and ooh-la-la!  I just booked a small apartment in Paris for a week - from May 23 through May 30!!!  I thought I was probably going to die before I got something - anything - settled about my trip.  But this will give me something to work around and I will probably still get frazzled now and then but I don't think as badly.

Like I said in an earlier post, Heather will arrive in Paris on 5/17 (Thursday) and probably leave on Monday.  But I think wherever we stay (and that will probably be her choice), we'll get the room until the 23rd so I don't have to find another place to stay for a couple of nights. 

I have to decide now should I get to France before she arrives (a week or two) or should I get there at the same time and then add on another week or so of travel after May 30?  Ah, travel plans - how they absorb one...

No pictures - just had to share the news. :)

7 comments:

Elga said...

Of course you have to add a few days, airfare is so expensive, you have to make the most of it!!!! Enjoy!!!! I just found this stunning little house in Paris that is begging me to make it in miniature

http://andrewhopkinsart.blogspot.com/2010/12/parc-chateau-de-bagatelle-part-two.html

And here is the visiting hours
http://www.myparisblog.com/chateau-and-garden-of-bagatelle-75016-paris.html

Mary Lynne said...

Thanks, Elga! I've bookmarked that blog - looks like there will be all sorts of suggestions/ recommendations.

Did you read that the Chateau Bagatelle was built in 64 days??!!! Hard to believe, especially back then when everything was non-mechanical. It would make a delightful miniature. :)

Did you notice that my reservation at the apartment runs out just a few days before the big show in Amsterdam? Hmmm...you and Elga may just have another tag-along. :)

Elga said...

Yes I did notice, it will be great to have you along!!!!!

Christopher said...

How exciting... I hope you and Heather work out the plans for lodgings, etc., and can put that fully behind you... Looks like you're off to a good start!

elly in amsterdam said...

Good lord, gal : add some extra time and get to the Rheda dolls house fair and meet Elga and me !!!!!

Cheers,
Elly

Christopher said...

...that does seem like a pretty logical thing to do, mom... going all that way and not getting to see a show in that area...? I'd certainly try and make it work!

Chinch said...

I'm way behind but congratulations!!!! And I agree with everyone else -- go for as long as you can whether it's before or after Heather. xoxo

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