On Friday we revolved our day around a yummy restaurant Jessica researched in the Montmartre. Since we are totally are old and don’t eat late, we had to make sure we started the day later so we wouldn’t burn out at 5pm. We headed out around 11 to grab our daily pastry and coffee (same spot on Montegruiel - we are obsessed). Then we went to a cute shopping district Canal San Martin (10th). A lot of the stores were “stock” versions of the brand meaning 40 or 50% off. We popped into Maje and I found the most amazing leather and tweed jacket. Perfection. Since we were going to Montmartre for a huge day, I didn’t want to lug it around and I didn’t get it *tear*. Then we went to Rue Bretagne and grabbed sandwiches - delish — which we ate on a bench during our shopping. We also went to Printempts a large shopping mall to look for my moms handbag. No luck! But we observed that the high end brands are much more approachable in the malls here than in the states. After that we headed to sacre coeur’s district. We had to climb up a steep set of stairs and came up the backside of the basilica. We went in after grabbing a seat on the steps. It’s a beautiful and more modern cathedral, by Parisienne standards. After that we grabbed Apero at a nice bar which seemed to be newly in business called Au Garage Velo (or something) and used their wifi to kill time til dinner. We walked a few blocks to dinner - a quaint hole in the wall called Le Potager pere Therry. Delicious!!!! We had the foie gras entree (starter), a carafe of a light red wine and duck confit — Shepard pie style! Dessert was creme brûlée and the best I have ever had!! We both agreed it was our best meal and saving room for dessert is an absolute necessity. We would love to go back to that spot and monte martre in general. On Friday we revolved our day around a yummy restaurant Jessica researched in the Montmartre. Since we are totally are old and don’t eat late, we had to make sure we started the day later so we wouldn’t burn out at 5pm. We headed out around 11 to grab our daily pastry and coffee (same spot on Montegruiel - we are obsessed). Then we went to a cute shopping district Canal San Martin (10th). A lot of the stores were “stock” versions of the brand meaning 40 or 50% off. We popped into Maje and I found the most amazing leather and tweed jacket. Perfection. Since we were going to Montmartre for a huge day, I didn’t want to lug it around and I didn’t get it *tear*. Then we went to Rue Bretagne and grabbed sandwiches - delish — which we ate on a bench during our shopping. We also went to Printempts a large shopping mall to look for my moms handbag. No luck! But we observed that the high end brands are much more approachable in the malls here than in the states. After that we headed to sacre coeur’s district. We had to climb up a steep set of stairs and came up the backside of the basilica. We went in after grabbing a seat on the steps. It’s a beautiful and more modern cathedral, by Parisienne standards. After that we grabbed Apero at a nice bar which seemed to be newly in business called Au Garage Velo (or something) and used their wifi to kill time til dinner. We walked a few blocks to dinner - a quaint hole in the wall called Le Potager pere Therry. Delicious!!!! We had the foie gras entree (starter), a carafe of a light red wine and duck confit — Shepard pie style! Dessert was creme brûlée and the best I have ever had!! We both agreed it was our best meal and saving room for dessert is an absolute necessity. We would love to go back to that spot and monte martre in general. On Friday we revolved our day around a yummy restaurant Jessica researched in the Montmartre. Since we are totally are old and don’t eat late, we had to make sure we started the day later so we wouldn’t burn out at 5pm. We headed out around 11 to grab our daily pastry and coffee (same spot on Montegruiel - we are obsessed). Then we went to a cute shopping district Canal San Martin (10th). A lot of the stores were “stock” versions of the brand meaning 40 or 50% off. We popped into Maje and I found the most amazing leather and tweed jacket. Perfection. Since we were going to Montmartre for a huge day, I didn’t want to lug it around and I didn’t get it *tear*. Then we went to Rue Bretagne and grabbed sandwiches - delish — which we ate on a bench during our shopping. We also went to Printempts a large shopping mall to look for my moms handbag. No luck! But we observed that the high end brands are much more approachable in the malls here than in the states. After that we headed to sacre coeur’s district. We had to climb up a steep set of stairs and came up the backside of the basilica. We went in after grabbing a seat on the steps. It’s a beautiful and more modern cathedral, by Parisienne standards. After that we grabbed Apero at a nice bar which seemed to be newly in business called Au Garage Velo (or something) and used their wifi to kill time til dinner. We walked a few blocks to dinner - a quaint hole in the wall called Le Potager pere Therry. Delicious!!!! We had the foie gras entree (starter), a carafe of a light red wine and duck confit — Shepard pie style! Dessert was creme brûlée and the best I have ever had!! We both agreed it was our best meal and saving room for dessert is an absolute necessity. We would love to go back to that spot and monte martre in general. On Friday we revolved our day around a yummy restaurant Jessica researched in the Montmartre. Since we are totally are old and don’t eat late, we had to make sure we started the day later so we wouldn’t burn out at 5pm. We headed out around 11 to grab our daily pastry and coffee (same spot on Montegruiel - we are obsessed). Then we went to a cute shopping district Canal San Martin (10th). A lot of the stores were “stock” versions of the brand meaning 40 or 50% off. We popped into Maje and I found the most amazing leather and tweed jacket. Perfection. Since we were going to Montmartre for a huge day, I didn’t want to lug it around and I didn’t get it *tear*. Then we went to Rue Bretagne and grabbed sandwiches - delish — which we ate on a bench during our shopping. We also went to Printempts a large shopping mall to look for my moms handbag. No luck! But we observed that the high end brands are much more approachable in the malls here than in the states. After that we headed to sacre coeur’s district. We had to climb up a steep set of stairs and came up the backside of the basilica. We went in after grabbing a seat on the steps. It’s a beautiful and more modern cathedral, by Parisienne standards. After that we grabbed Apero at a nice bar which seemed to be newly in business called Au Garage Velo (or something) and used their wifi to kill time til dinner. We walked a few blocks to dinner - a quaint hole in the wall called Le Potager pere Therry. Delicious!!!! We had the foie gras entree (starter), a carafe of a light red wine and duck confit — Shepard pie style! Dessert was creme brûlée and the best I have ever had!! We both agreed it was our best meal and saving room for dessert is an absolute necessity. We would love to go back to that spot and monte martre in general. On Friday we revolved our day around a yummy restaurant Jessica researched in the Montmartre. Since we are totally are old and don’t eat late, we had to make sure we started the day later so we wouldn’t burn out at 5pm. We headed out around 11 to grab our daily pastry and coffee (same spot on Montegruiel - we are obsessed). Then we went to a cute shopping district Canal San Martin (10th). A lot of the stores were “stock” versions of the brand meaning 40 or 50% off. We popped into Maje and I found the most amazing leather and tweed jacket. Perfection. Since we were going to Montmartre for a huge day, I didn’t want to lug it around and I didn’t get it *tear*. Then we went to Rue Bretagne and grabbed sandwiches - delish — which we ate on a bench during our shopping. We also went to Printempts a large shopping mall to look for my moms handbag. No luck! But we observed that the high end brands are much more approachable in the malls here than in the states. After that we headed to sacre coeur’s district. We had to climb up a steep set of stairs and came up the backside of the basilica. We went in after grabbing a seat on the steps. It’s a beautiful and more modern cathedral, by Parisienne standards. After that we grabbed Apero at a nice bar which seemed to be newly in business called Au Garage Velo (or something) and used their wifi to kill time til dinner. We walked a few blocks to dinner - a quaint hole in the wall called Le Potager pere Therry. Delicious!!!! We had the foie gras entree (starter), a carafe of a light red wine and duck confit — Shepard pie style! Dessert was creme brûlée and the best I have ever had!! We both agreed it was our best meal and saving room for dessert is an absolute necessity. We would love to go back to that spot and monte martre in general. On Friday we revolved our day around a yummy restaurant Jessica researched in the Montmartre. Since we are totally are old and don’t eat late, we had to make sure we started the day later so we wouldn’t burn out at 5pm. We headed out around 11 to grab our daily pastry and coffee (same spot on Montegruiel - we are obsessed). Then we went to a cute shopping district Canal San Martin (10th). A lot of the stores were “stock” versions of the brand meaning 40 or 50% off. We popped into Maje and I found the most amazing leather and tweed jacket. Perfection. Since we were going to Montmartre for a huge day, I didn’t want to lug it around and I didn’t get it *tear*. Then we went to Rue Bretagne and grabbed sandwiches - delish — which we ate on a bench during our shopping. We also went to Printempts a large shopping mall to look for my moms handbag. No luck! But we observed that the high end brands are much more approachable in the malls here than in the states. After that we headed to sacre coeur’s district. We had to climb up a steep set of stairs and came up the backside of the basilica. We went in after grabbing a seat on the steps. It’s a beautiful and more modern cathedral, by Parisienne standards. After that we grabbed Apero at a nice bar which seemed to be newly in business called Au Garage Velo (or something) and used their wifi to kill time til dinner. We walked a few blocks to dinner - a quaint hole in the wall called Le Potager pere Therry. Delicious!!!! We had the foie gras entree (starter), a carafe of a light red wine and duck confit — Shepard pie style! Dessert was creme brûlée and the best I have ever had!! We both agreed it was our best meal and saving room for dessert is an absolute necessity. We would love to go back to that spot and monte martre in general.

On Friday we revolved our day around a yummy restaurant Jessica researched in the Montmartre. Since we are totally are old and don’t eat late, we had to make sure we started the day later so we wouldn’t burn out at 5pm. We headed out around 11 to grab our daily pastry and coffee (same spot on Montegruiel - we are obsessed). Then we went to a cute shopping district Canal San Martin (10th). A lot of the stores were “stock” versions of the brand meaning 40 or 50% off. We popped into Maje and I found the most amazing leather and tweed jacket. Perfection. Since we were going to Montmartre for a huge day, I didn’t want to lug it around and I didn’t get it *tear*. Then we went to Rue Bretagne and grabbed sandwiches - delish — which we ate on a bench during our shopping. We also went to Printempts a large shopping mall to look for my moms handbag. No luck! But we observed that the high end brands are much more approachable in the malls here than in the states. After that we headed to sacre coeur’s district. We had to climb up a steep set of stairs and came up the backside of the basilica. We went in after grabbing a seat on the steps. It’s a beautiful and more modern cathedral, by Parisienne standards. After that we grabbed Apero at a nice bar which seemed to be newly in business called Au Garage Velo (or something) and used their wifi to kill time til dinner. We walked a few blocks to dinner - a quaint hole in the wall called Le Potager pere Therry. Delicious!!!! We had the foie gras entree (starter), a carafe of a light red wine and duck confit — Shepard pie style! Dessert was creme brûlée and the best I have ever had!! We both agreed it was our best meal and saving room for dessert is an absolute necessity. We would love to go back to that spot and monte martre in general.

Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society. Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society.

Marie Antoinette’s estate was different from the palace. She was the only queen, apparently, who was able to infuse the style of the chateau with her own. I snapped a pic of my favorite yellow room, there was also a room with a pool table which I deemed the ‘man cave’. The gardens were beautiful, but probably would have been amazing in peak season, and in the traditional French style where it feels like a little maze (must do more research on this later). The latter half of the photos are from the farm. Presumably this is were the staff lived. They still had giant homes (compared to our apt!) and lovely gardens! It was interesting to learn that even when a room in the chateau was to house “staff” the materials of the room were purposefully very basic. This is compared to rooms covered in 3 colors of marble and mirrors (very rare and expensive then) for the royalty and their society.

Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next! Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next!

Saturday I spent the entire day at chateau Versailles. It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far. Arriving at 10am via the train I bought my ticket at the tourism office across from the station to avoid queues inside. Then I went to the palace right away. I saw the hall of mirrors, hall of battles and all the apartments and bed chambers. They have an audio tour for free which was helpful too. Since it was the weekend and the fountain shows were running it cost money to get into the garden and an extra euro to see Marie Antoniette’s estate. I say do it all. Halfway into the palace I was starving so stopped into Angelina’s a famous cafe and had a Croque Monsieur. After that I walked through the gardens and fountains. The walls of each garden are extremely tall trees so you would walk from place to place and discover a new fountain at each turn. The coolest was probably Apollo’s baths. It was a few statues built into a rock facade with a waterfall. The colonade fountain was also impressive. After that you get to the canal portion which is public access. There were lots of people picnicking, jogging and biking around the canal. I rented a bike here to get to the rest of the estate’s chateaus and I also did a huge loop around the canal which was blissful. More on Marie Antoinette’s estate next!

lunch at the palace 👑 (at Château de Versailles)

Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!! Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme,  petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!!

Paris!! 48 hours and going strong! Highlights were Louvre, Notre Dame, jardin tuilieres and our favorite cheese shop: 38 Saint Louis. Yesterday we arrived and checked into the. Smallest. Apt. Ever. Holy cow. You have to climb on top of the toilet to get into the shower if that helps. You lean over in the sink to wash your hands and the derrière hits the wall!! Yesterday I waited for Jessica to arrived and grabbed some pho (absolutely delicious!!) and we both got back to apt just in time. After that we hit St Germain: City Pharma, Pierre Herme, petite bateau. Then we looked for a spot for dinner and landed on entrecôte - a restaurant with one dish on Rue saint Benoit. After that we skipped dessert, regrettably, and came back to our hood for tea and bedtime. The following day, we grabbed pastries at Stroher (phenomenal) on Rue Montegruiel (which became a go-to neighborhood block) off of marcel etienne and hit the Louvre! We walked around the giant Louvre for a few hours then grabbed tea and lunch on saint honore. We did a bit of shopping then metro’ to Notre Dame. We opted to walk back from Notre Dame and ended up on rue St. Louis which I nicknamed ‘ice cream row’! They had so many delicious food shops. We grabbed cheese bread and jam for dinner (a consequence of Jessica’s too many afternoon pastries and my shopping!) then I discovered a massage spot and dropped in for an appointment. My lower back is not used to 20,000 steps a day!! Back at the apt we are having the best baguette and beurre bordier fume sel…ever!!

Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble! Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble!

Monday I arrived in barcelona (with my BFF Jessica) and we walked and ate our way through town for 2 days. It was amazing. We loved the Gaudi architecture, the mercado eats and our neighborhood coffee shop! Our neighborhood coffee shop was our morning ritual. We would enter the cafe with the long bar and cozy up. The bar was jam packed each morning. With senior citizens no less. Everyone was gabbing, drinking their cafe con leche and enjoying a slice of toast or croissant. After that our day began. We went to the mercado boqueria the first day and sagrada familia day two. We loveeeed the market. Good eats up at the bar and so economical! On day 2 we had an amazing seafood platter. We also checked out parc guell and the waterfront. And of course we had a siesta each day which was fantastic. We had some yummy meals: sea bass, paella and grilled fish. Since we stayed at a flat we also got to experience going to the market like a local. In Spain, you had to create or apply a label to the peel of your fruit before purchasing! Since we had absolutely no idea about this we brought our fruit to the counter as usual. Oops. Trouble!

Tapas por Dias con @jyenners (at Mercado De La Boqueria, Barcelona)

Down dog with daddy #om #dadsfirstyoga

#bestweekend #beachallday (at Ocean Beach @ Lawton)

A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake! A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake! A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake! A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake! A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake! A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake! A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake! A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake!

A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual Moore Travis Holmes Tahoe weekend. It was so much fun hanging in Tahoe with tine and the Moore clan. Tahoe in summer is so much fun. We went out on the boat and had a nice dinner all together. We also visited with grandpa John and Karen. It was a great weekend and livi loves all water sports - even jumping into the frigid lake!

Playing with my newest friend, Clara. She is only 3 months old and I love her! Playing with my newest friend, Clara. She is only 3 months old and I love her! Playing with my newest friend, Clara. She is only 3 months old and I love her!

Playing with my newest friend, Clara. She is only 3 months old and I love her!

Loved a fun day at the zoo from a couple weeks ago. We are now members! Penguins were definitely Olivia’s favorite. Probably since they were her size. We did some yoga on the way home and had a tea party with our stuffed animals too. Loved a fun day at the zoo from a couple weeks ago. We are now members! Penguins were definitely Olivia’s favorite. Probably since they were her size. We did some yoga on the way home and had a tea party with our stuffed animals too. Loved a fun day at the zoo from a couple weeks ago. We are now members! Penguins were definitely Olivia’s favorite. Probably since they were her size. We did some yoga on the way home and had a tea party with our stuffed animals too. Loved a fun day at the zoo from a couple weeks ago. We are now members! Penguins were definitely Olivia’s favorite. Probably since they were her size. We did some yoga on the way home and had a tea party with our stuffed animals too. Loved a fun day at the zoo from a couple weeks ago. We are now members! Penguins were definitely Olivia’s favorite. Probably since they were her size. We did some yoga on the way home and had a tea party with our stuffed animals too. Loved a fun day at the zoo from a couple weeks ago. We are now members! Penguins were definitely Olivia’s favorite. Probably since they were her size. We did some yoga on the way home and had a tea party with our stuffed animals too.

Loved a fun day at the zoo from a couple weeks ago. We are now members! Penguins were definitely Olivia’s favorite. Probably since they were her size. We did some yoga on the way home and had a tea party with our stuffed animals too.

Weekend fun with Abbie. Meet first bubble bath. A Friday trip to the library for some new books with Obachan. Weekend fun with Abbie. Meet first bubble bath. A Friday trip to the library for some new books with Obachan. Weekend fun with Abbie. Meet first bubble bath. A Friday trip to the library for some new books with Obachan. Weekend fun with Abbie. Meet first bubble bath. A Friday trip to the library for some new books with Obachan. Weekend fun with Abbie. Meet first bubble bath. A Friday trip to the library for some new books with Obachan.

Weekend fun with Abbie. Meet first bubble bath. A Friday trip to the library for some new books with Obachan.

Today was probably one of the best days ever! We went for a big bike ride loop 18miles around the city. We stopped for coffee and chatted with a friend. Christiana and Joe were engaged this weekend in Paris! And we played at the beach all day with Abbie Jamie and Laura. Can’t beat that! Will post more photos and fun with Abbie in a later post. Olivia and Abbie love the sand and splashing in the water. Today was probably one of the best days ever! We went for a big bike ride loop 18miles around the city. We stopped for coffee and chatted with a friend. Christiana and Joe were engaged this weekend in Paris! And we played at the beach all day with Abbie Jamie and Laura. Can’t beat that! Will post more photos and fun with Abbie in a later post. Olivia and Abbie love the sand and splashing in the water. Today was probably one of the best days ever! We went for a big bike ride loop 18miles around the city. We stopped for coffee and chatted with a friend. Christiana and Joe were engaged this weekend in Paris! And we played at the beach all day with Abbie Jamie and Laura. Can’t beat that! Will post more photos and fun with Abbie in a later post. Olivia and Abbie love the sand and splashing in the water. Today was probably one of the best days ever! We went for a big bike ride loop 18miles around the city. We stopped for coffee and chatted with a friend. Christiana and Joe were engaged this weekend in Paris! And we played at the beach all day with Abbie Jamie and Laura. Can’t beat that! Will post more photos and fun with Abbie in a later post. Olivia and Abbie love the sand and splashing in the water. Today was probably one of the best days ever! We went for a big bike ride loop 18miles around the city. We stopped for coffee and chatted with a friend. Christiana and Joe were engaged this weekend in Paris! And we played at the beach all day with Abbie Jamie and Laura. Can’t beat that! Will post more photos and fun with Abbie in a later post. Olivia and Abbie love the sand and splashing in the water. Today was probably one of the best days ever! We went for a big bike ride loop 18miles around the city. We stopped for coffee and chatted with a friend. Christiana and Joe were engaged this weekend in Paris! And we played at the beach all day with Abbie Jamie and Laura. Can’t beat that! Will post more photos and fun with Abbie in a later post. Olivia and Abbie love the sand and splashing in the water.

Today was probably one of the best days ever! We went for a big bike ride loop 18miles around the city. We stopped for coffee and chatted with a friend. Christiana and Joe were engaged this weekend in Paris! And we played at the beach all day with Abbie Jamie and Laura. Can’t beat that! Will post more photos and fun with Abbie in a later post. Olivia and Abbie love the sand and splashing in the water.

Beauty day for a ride ☀️🚴🚴 (at Rob Hill Campground, Presidio, SF)