Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Return to Paris

Those of you that come here on a regular basis (and also own cable) may be wondering what the heck happened last night when the couple in Belgium wasn't us but rather several years older and with two kids (and probably a larger budget because of said circumstances, but I didn't watch it so I can't confirm). Well, we're wondering the same thing.

I emailed the producer last night while the show was still on and asked what the deal was, if we missed it already, etc. She promptly got back and said that sometimes the network switches air dates at the last minute but usually they're told about it and she'll look into it and get back to me. Oh, and that it definitely has not been broadcast yet. My Dad suggested they're holding onto it to turn it into a miniseries...funny.

So we're back to where we were in December. Waiting, with our hands folded, thumbs twiddling. At this rate, by the time they air the episode we could be back in the US! All that said, we will keep everyone updated as new information comes along.

Back to Paris.

Remember a few posts ago when I mentioned that we were kind of museumed-out? All except for the occasional stand-out ones such as, say, the Museum d'Orsay? Chris remembered. And so Sunday morning we got up foggy (no sun to be seen) and early and made our way to the center of Paris. I've never been so in love with a museum before. I could have spent so much more time there, sitting and taking it all in, but our train awaited us. All that Impressionism painting! Monet and Renoir and a new favorite, Sisley, Pissarro and Degas! The best part was that no photographs were allowed in much of the museum, only a few select locations and definitely no where near the paintings so I don't have much to show you from our time there.

Except for one painting, you've got to see this. What Chris said to me as we stood in front of it made me shake with laughter. You can't laugh out loud in a museum, it's just not polite. So I snuck an ipod photo for you all.

Chris: This is what I feel like when I wake up in the morning.

On our way to the museum we stopped and found our love lock. It's rusting up nicely and has a beautiful view of the river.  

We took a little time to figure out the Metro/RER system so when I come back with my parents and then the girls and then Chris' parents and then Erin (so much Paris!) ...we'd have an idea of what we are doing and it turned out great. So much better than walking until our feet ached, in the rain, like last time. Springtime in Paris is beautiful. I rather liked the foggy weather, it made it for an enchanting morning.

Special note: today marks one year of blogging. I'm not sure if this blog will continue on in so regular a fashion after we return from Europe but for now, it's keeping me going. It's a fun way to share everything without overloading those who are friends with me on facebook but not necessarily interested in our daily (or mostly weekend) exploits. Thanks for tuning in, it's been fun so far!

A tiny Disney post tomorrow and then Margaret arrives from Rome to stay the Easter weekend with us! 

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