Now that we have journeyed along the coasts of Portugal and Spain, sampled the food and drink of both countries, experienced a touch of rough seas and enjoyed the amenities aboard Le Boreal, we arrive at our final destination: Paris.
Of course, we see all the familiar sites: the Eiffel Tower
the Arc de Triomphe as well as monuments galore and the incredible architecture for which Paris is famous.
As interesting as all these things are, what I love are the street scenes with people taking time to visit
or to enjoy afternoon refreshment at sidewalk cafes.
I can’t help but wonder why the sidewalk air is smoke filled when the warning on the cigarette pack is so graphic!
I love the markets
and clever window displays. My weaver’s heart sang at all these cones of colorful fiber, and I wondered how I could get my hands on them.
I love the creative, colorful and tempting presentations in restaurants and shops.
After taking in the sights and smells of Paris, I love the luxury of a beautiful hotel room and the thickness of the robe waiting to envelope me. As good as these travels have been, it’s time to leave all this behind and ready for the long journey home.
Thank you for traveling with me. I hope you have enjoyed the journey.