France, the last days.. The French Riviera!

Coming back into the hustle and bustle of a city after spending quite a bit of time in the French countryside was quite different. Honestly, I can’t say I fell in love with Nice itself, but the view of the Mediterranean was nothing short of spectacular. The water seemed to change colors based on the […]

France, days 11 and 12! Roman ruins..

The last four days we were in France, my photo documentation dropped off in a severe way. To tell the truth, I started to feel some typical early pregnancy symptoms by that time and I wasn’t feeling so great. But, I still took some photos.. and here they are 🙂 First, we headed off to […]

France day 10, Castles, castles, castles!

You guys didn’t think I was done posting my photos from France, did you? Of course not! But, we’ve only got a few more days to go.. On day ten, we were in the Dordogne river valley. It’s known for ancient caves and super old castles! We planned originally to go canoeing but the river […]

France Day Nine!

Now that I’ve been able to share some of my fabulous clients with me, it’s time to get back to the rest of the photos from France! On day nine we visited two more chateaus. First on our list was the Chateau de Chambord, the largest Chateau we would visit. Chambord wasn’t actually built as […]

France, Day Eight!

On day eight, we visited two chateaus in the Amboise area. It may sound funny, but historical buildings and historical furniture really get my heart beating. Visiting chateaus gave me a chance to enjoy these things in a big way! First, we stopped by Azay-Le-Rideau, which was one of my favorite chateaus on the outside.. […]

France, Day Seven – Mont St Michel and Chateau de Villandry

After spending the night in Mont St Michel, we got up and headed to the abby first thing in the morning. It was a departure from most of the churches we had visited, because it was very stark and had minimal decoration. It was still beautiful. However, it was VERY, VERY dark. I did grab […]

France, day six – D-Day Beaches and Mont St Michel

On day six we headed out to see the D-Day beaches and the American cemetery. It was a very moving experience. To stand in the middle of the cemetery, among rows of crosses, and imagine them as young men instead.. was just humbling, to say the least. By the way, several of these images were […]

France, day five – Rouen and Honfleur!

On day five we headed out to start exploring less populated, and less touristy, parts of France. First, we headed to this beautiful little town called Rouen. We absolutely loved it.. It was full of charm. Rouen has the interesting history of being the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. The […]

Paris, day four – Pere Lachaise cemetary, Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle

Our last day in Paris was beautiful. The temperature was amazing and we started the day off at the greatest cemetery I have ever been to.. Pere Lachaise. I have seen cemeteries in New Orleans, I have been to the cemetery island in Venice, Italy. They were both beautiful, but Pere Lachaise really takes the […]

Paris, Day Three – Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon’s Tomb and the Eiffel Tower!

On day three we woke up with cooler temperatures and gray misty skies. We headed off to check out the Arc de Triomphe first thing. There is an underground tunnel that takes you safely to the Arc de Triomphe. There is an interesting separation between old Paris and the new Paris. That is actually not […]