Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Last Day in Paris

All good things must come to an end.  I didn't take very many photos this day, as we didn't see or visit any new places.  We basically enjoyed our day at a slower pace.  We went for breakfast, walked to Ile St. Louis,  enjoyed the famous berthillon ice cream, took in the beautiful scenery, and soaked up every last moment in the beautiful city of Paris!

I will leave you with some morning photos...

The "pigeon man" feeding the birds

Our favourite neighbourhood boulangerie, where we enjoyed our cafe au lait and warm butter croissants.  This is the bakery that delivers the bread to the school children!

See the delivery bicycle?  I wish we had one of these in my neighbourhood!

Anita and Annabel sitting outside, enjoying warm butter croissants and hot chocolate for breakfast

Parisian "croissant au beurre" from Boulangerie Beatrix
The best way I can describe it is: light and flaky on the outside, and inside it is buttery and doughy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.  Oh, and of course, they were always warm from the oven.   

This trip To Paris was an incredible journey for me, for all of us!  Even after being back at home for nearly 3 weeks, and having time to look back and process everything, it still feels like a dream - almost like it was too good to be true.  But I tell myself, it wasn't a dream, it was all real and it was more than I could have ever dreamed or imagined it to be.  

For me, this trip symbolized that any dream is possible, if you just put your mind to it.  Up until recently, I used to think, maybe one day I'll go to Paris.  Maybe when the kids are older, maybe for our 25th wedding anniversary, maybe, maybe, maybe.  Then I thought, why not now?  Why NOT live our dreams in the now?  So, we did it!  It was one of the best things we have ever done!  Precious memories were made, our lives were enriched, and my dreams came true.  The sky's the limit!  

Thanks for following me along on my journey and thank you for all your comments and support.  I hope I gave you a good sense of what Paris is all about.  Everyone's idea of Paris is different.  This is mine!  If you have never visited, maybe this little travel blog has set your mind to thinking about it.  Paris has truly captured my heart and I will love to visit again one day.  There are still so many things we haven't discovered.  And that's just in Paris, let alone the rest of France!  ...And then there's Italy!  

"Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true" - Lyman Frank Baum, writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


  1. What a perfect post, collection of amazing photographs, and last bit of writing....hopefully, it will inspire others because I TOTALLY believe in the power of dreams coming true.....just believe!!

  2. I just loved every picture, word, and now I have to hold onto my own travel dreams inspite of recent economic events... I wonder how the journey will impact the just may have a future French teacher, baker, or ambassador in the family!!! And, I havc to tell you your photographs are stunning! Look at those highlights on the croissants and the shallow depth of field! Wow!!! Off the enjoy this rainy day with a cup of tea, dreaming of some far off place! Hugs, Sherry xxxx

  3. As much fun as it's been for me to come along on your trip via your posts and photos, what feels best to me is you made your dream come true. And you got to share it with the people you love best. That's what makes life wonderful and I'm glad yours is.

  4. I loved following your journey, Rosinda! How wonderful that you made your dream come true, that you have all these special memories, and that you can return to this blog to relive it. The pictures and descriptions are so special; you'll never regret taking the time to preserve it all here. I feel blessed to have been able to share it. You are all such a beautiful, happy family. Your smiles lift my heart! xoxo