Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Au revoir, Paris!

Yesterday (Sunday) was the official end of my month-long vacation.  Jared and I checked out of our hotel and then had a few hours before we had to catch the shuttle to the airport.  We walked along the Avenue des Champs Elysses and did some last minute souvenir shopping, grabbed a crepe, and sat at a fountain in the Jardin des Tuileries.  It was a lovely end to our vacation.  Then we made it to the airport, flew from Paris to New York, then from New York to DC.  Home, sweet home.

And so my adventure abroad has ended..... until next time!    I've always heard that international travel is addictive - and now I'm addicted!  Where next?  Thailand, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Kenya?  Time will tell.

To end this travel blog, I'd like to include a few quotes about traveling that I've stumbled upon over the last few months for you to ponder.  Au revoir!

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then take half the clothes and twice the money."  ~Susan Heller

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow."  ~Lin Yutang

"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."  ~Seneca

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."  ~Mark Twain

1 comment:

  1. HP, I just LOVED your blog! It made it seem like you weren't quite so far away for so long. ;) I'm glad you had such a great time!

    Love you!