France and Engagement

Hello my followers!

Again, I have taken a long hiatus from blogging, but again, I have a good excuse! My boyfriend, now fiancee, and I took a long trip to France. For the first 7 days, we were on a river cruise up and down the Seine River, and for the last 4 days, we stayed in Paris to experience some culture on our own.

We saw one of Claude Monet’s homes and his famous Giverny gardens.


Day 2 was Rouen, France; the capital of Upper Normandy famous for its connection to Joan of Arc and her burning site.


It was a long trip to the American Normandy landing beaches, but it was worth it; a very moving experience.




The next day, we were still very, very jet-lagged and tired from our trek throughout Normandy. So instead of exploring Les Andelys, we observed the view from the hot tub.


Chateau Malmaisson, (where Josephine and Napoleon lived) was interesting, but paled in comparison to the Palace of Versailles.


After our amazing cruise, we stayed in Paris a few extra days in Port de Clichy. We walked to Sacre Couer the first day.


Our next day was spent in downtown Paris at the Arc de Triomphe, Musee d’Orsay, and Pont de Arts aka “locks of love” bridge where my boyfriend proposed!


And of course we had to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle.


So you see, I’ve been busy. Now I have a wedding to plan, but I should be able to keep up a little better with my blog!