I’d never had a big desire to visit Paris, but when we discovered that it was cheaper to fly into Paris and stay a few days than to fly straight to London we took the opportunity. As the days got closer to our arrival I started to get giddy about seeing the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and everything else Paris has to offer.
With only two days to explore I was nervous we wouldn’t get to see everything, especially considering we have an 11 month old baby with us and we would all be jet lagged with a 7 hour time difference from the Philippines.
The experience almost didn’t seem real. We rode almost every train line around the city. We walked through neighborhoods and markets. We rode bikes along the river from site to site. We ate the best baguettes, croissants, and pastries we’ve ever had in our lives. We posed in front of the Pantheon and kissed under the Eiffel Tower. Carter walked the grounds of Notre Dame and chased birds outside of the Louvre.
Sometimes I wish we had a camera crew following us around and capturing the moments we can’t. This was definitely one of those times. Someone to document the awe in our eyes as we gazed at buildings and monuments hundreds of years old, but still beautiful as ever. Someone to document Carter waving at everyone we passed and pointing at the food vendors. Someone to document the love of travel that the three of us share and how indescribably close we are to each other because of it.
Though it was a quick trip, it was incredible and something I will never forget.