Friday, October 30, 2009

Back in The States

So...vacation is over. No more waking up late, drinking wine/beer with lunch (or at least not without feeling a little guilty or lushy), marveling at how low the dollar is and how high the prices are, eating in restaurants that are old than my country...but Houston isn't so bad. My family and friends are here to welcome us back!

The last 2 weeks or so was spent traveling through France and visiting friends and family. We mainly stayed in the northeast going to places like Nancy, Baccarat and the Lille/Valencienne area. I have lots of pictures and am going to write the posts and set them up to be posted every other day so you can all see a little bit of where we went.

While we were there our 1st Anniversary passed as well!! October 25th was one year that Cyr and I have been married! We were in Paris and went to dinner at Ciel de Paris which is on the 56th floor of the only sky scraper in Paris; the Tour de Montparnasse. We ate dinner and looked out over Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Right when we sat down, at 9pm because the French do eat late, the Eiffel Tower lit up and sparkled like diamonds for it's hourly dance of lights. One of the things that really amazed me was that the lights on the horizon actually twinkled!! I asked Cyr if he saw it too or if it was just the good wine. Apparently the lights really do sparkle! I thought they just made that happen in the movies. Alas...I recommend that you don't take my word for it. Go and check it out yourself.

So...I am logging off for now and going to get my pictures in order to send out our trip highlights!
Thanks for dropping by...


Leesa said...

Hi Susan!

It was great to see you again and to meet Cyr! I hope we have a chance to meet again the next time you guys are in France!

Big hugs!

Andromeda said...

You traveled in the East, so were you guys in Metz?? Not that it matters because I am in the states this week, lol. But I would have loved to show you around. Sounds like you guys had a great time! Can't wait for pictures!

Susan in Lille said...

Andromeda! AWE MAN!! We drove right through Metz! Next time we will make a point to stay in the area longer. His best friend should be in Nancy for at least a year. I would love to meet you for a beer/coffee/lunch or dinner. Hope you had a good visit to The States!

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