August 21, 2007

we're back!

eiffel
before i dive in with vacation stories, i wanted to first thank mom a and papa ger' for taking such good care of eddie while we were gone. he had a wonderful time at "camp americus" and misses you very much already.

second, i wanted to thank tripper for taking me on another trip of a lifetime! i had so much fun traveling with you, t! thank you, thank you!

now on to the trip!

we spent sunday, monday, tuesday and half of wednesday in paris! so fantastic! we walked all over town, saw all the sights, stayed at two great hotels (the hotel raphael and the k+k hotel cayré), ate all kinds of cheeses, drank wine (and fanta citron—yum) and had the best pizza (???) ever! we also discovered a little street on ille st. louis where every shop was open. we bought a little stuffed duck wearing a bathing suit in one of the shops.

duck

we thought it was funny. a duck. wearing a bathing suit. lol. on wednesday afternoon we hopped a train to london. i loved london! we did it all there! we stayed at the savoy, which was totally a treat, albeit a little stuffy. the piano bar there was so much fun. we footed it all over town, ate fish and chips at an authentic chippery called the rock and sole, and drank our way from pub to pub. we loved the pubs, especially the nell gwynne and the grenadier. i could totally live there. in london, not in the grenadier. (it's haunted.)

pictures? you bet, but all the good ones are on tripper's camera. here are some snapshots from my point and shoot.

tripper taking a picture of the eiffel tower:

tParis

a beautiful blue door somewhere in paris:

door

inside the nell gwynne, one of our favorite london pubs:

nellGwynne

tripper sitting in charles dickens' seat at ye olde cheshire cheese pub:

tCheese

my plate of fish and chips from the rock and sole:

fishChips

us outside westminster abbey:

hatLondon

i had such a wonderful time! i'll be sure to post a link to tripper's photos once he uploads them. au revoir and cheerio!

ps—my lisbon luggage loved the trip, too, and got quite a few compliments. oooh la la!

9 comments:

Jenny said...

I heart the knobs. The pictures look fantastic. Glad you had so much fun!

Susan D. said...

Sounds wonderful... I, too have fond memories of Parisian pizza. Go figure! Can't wait to see more photos.

kstyle said...

Yikes, I am so jealous. Have been to many parts of the world but NOT PARIS. Am still waiting to take that trip of a lifetime. k

platinum blonde said...

love these photos! i'm planning a trip to london & paris for the spring ...it seems like forever but i can't wait.

kristy said...

what great photos ... sounds like you all had a fun time! i too love that photo of the bright blue doors!

Beth said...

You two are such a lovely couple!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Look at that beautiful BLUE sky! You picked the right week to leave Hotlanta.

Marisa and Creative Thursday said...

Hi Holly! I've just been catching up on your blog. Your vacation looks fantastic!!! Oh, I miss Europe! Sean and I have this plan to visit Ireland and England soon (he lived in England for 6 months when he was a teenager so a bit of nostaligia~ to revisit) and when we do visit, we plan to drink through the pubs as well ;)
I'm also so glad Ed is feeling better!

pinkbathtub said...

Pub hopping is one of my favorite things to do in London! Great photos...love the blue doors:)