Planning for Paris

February 2013 189I still can’t believe I’m heading to Paris in a month. One of my closest friends and college roommates (freshman year in the dorms), Jill, is a Paris fanatic. She studied abroad there in college for a semester, and takes advantage of every opportunity to travel back. Jill invited me to join her for each of her two most recent trips, but it just didn’t work out for me to go along. But I always knew—when I do travel to Paris, it will be with Jill.

When Jill told me about the trip she was planning for this spring with two girlfriends, I knew I was going to make it work this time. A girls trip to Paris in April with the best tour guide around? Sign me up.February 2013 187

Last month we booked our flights and apartment for the 9-day trip and it all became very real. This past Sunday, Jill hosted a Paris-inspired brunch for the four of us traveling together, complete with a mushroom and fontina quiche, pain au chocolates, croissants aux amandes, and mimosas. We talked about the things we want to do and see, and our goals for the trip.

While chomping on a pain au chocolate, I revealed to the group that I’m most excited to eat in Paris (probably no surprise there). I want to peruse the outdoor markets, fritter the day away lounging at cafes, and eat endless varieties of pastries, macarons, croissants, crepes, cheese, croque monsieur, and steak-frites.

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One Response to “Planning for Paris”

  1. Dano

    What a great trip you will have. And hooray for Rick Steves!

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