Monday, November 19, 2007

My Dad would've been 66 years old today if he had not passed away back in 1991. I miss him everyday- still.

"Happy Birthday Dad! I know you're always watching over me somehow."

I just got back from Paris ( yeah, the one in France.) Surprised? Me too....... I thought I was going to Vegas. That will teach me not to nod off on an airplane! Okay, just kidding:) Anyway, for some reason I was not able to blog in Paris. Every time I switched blogger to the English version it just froze up. Weird.

I was certain I would not like Paris. I don't speak French, I didn't care to learn, and I certainly had enough encounters with French tourists here in the OC to not want to visit them in their own country. I couldn't have been more wrong! It was cold , rainy, windy, yet beautiful. I had dinner at the Eiffel tower. I stared in disbelief at the works of Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne at the Musee d'Orsay. I photographed the wondrous sites floating down the Seine river. Did you know that Notre-Dame isn't just a football team? The flying buttresses were amazing! I have to go back when it's warm to see more of the city, it's history, and the amazing architecture. I didn't get to visit the Louvre because the train workers went on strike. Apparently people don't want to work there, at least not over 35 hours a week, with 5 weeks minimum vacation, and not after they turn 50. Guess they just want to walk around the beautiful gardens and paint.

"Au revoir!"