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Day Eightyeight!!! I'm Coming Home, I'm Coming Home... Tell the World I'm Coming Home!!!

It's so amazing how time goes by so quickly.  I had no expectations and no idea what this experience was going to be like when I boarded that plane on September 16th.  I believe that is what made everything turn out so perfectly.  I am going to miss Paris terribly! It will always have a special place in my heart! I can't wait for HFT to arrive in Miami on December 30th! 


Day Eightythree!!! Traveling to Diebling, France and Saarbrucken, Germany!!!

Crossing the country today!  HFT and I went to Diebling, France which is near the eastern border of Germany to visit his Aunt.  We are spending the weekend at her place so that we can visit Germany.  We had a delicious dinner and her house and then HFT and I went to Saarbruken, Germany to walk around.  Pictured above is the Johankirshe Church in Saarbruken.  It looks like something straight out of a Harry Potter movie. It was so incredibly cold... much colder than Paris! =)


Day Eightytwo!!! Slava's Snow Show and Getting Ready to Celebrate Christmas Early in Paris!!!

During the day HFT and I went our separate ways to do some Christmas shopping for each other.  At night we went to a great show !! It was the Slava's Snow Show. As you can see in the picture above the show was crazy! It was very interactive and fun! At the end of the show there was a crazy snow show and then they released these giant balls into the audience!  It was awesome!


Day Eightyone!!! Crazy Weather and Shopping!!!

So today the weather started out nice as yo u can see in the picture above.  It was sunny and cold but around noon until like 4:30 it rained!  I actually saw hail on the windows of the apartment.  The good thing is the night cleared up and I went shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre and around the Jardin de Tuileries.  I bought a few souvenirs of Paris for myself and later in the evening HFT and I had chicken fajitas for dinner! =)


Day Eighty!!! Going up the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas Market in Champs-Elysees!!!

HFT and I had such a great day today! We went up the Eiffel Tower.  HFT has lived here the majority of his life and had never been up the tower so it was very nice that we got to do it together. =) Afterwards I did some souvenir shopping and then at night HFT and I went to the Christmas market at the Champs-Elysees.  I had hot wine and enjoyed all the Christmas decorations and music.  =)

Day Seventynine!!! Cirque du Soleil Corteo!!!

Another rainy Sunday in Paris! HFT and I went to lunch today with his aunt and her friend who were visiting Paris for the weekend.  His aunt spoke Spanish so I was able to communicate with her a little bit.  Afterwards we went to the apartment to show them pictures of our recent travels.  At night HFT and I went to Cirque du Soleil Corteo! It was spectacular!!! The performances were amazing and the storyline was beautiful.  It was such a great evening!  We did get soaked at the end of the night because it was pouring and we had to walk pretty far to get to the car. My shoes and socks were wet and I was cold but it was all worth it to see Corteo! ;)


Day Seventyeight!!! Walking Around and Spending some time writing!!!

Today in the morning I went back to the Hotel De Ville area.  This is one of my many favorite building in Paris.  Afterwards I had lunch with HFT at a cute little brasserie.  We both ate duck magret and a cafe for desert.  I went back to the apartment after lunch and spent some time writing.  I haven't written too much this past month because I have been catching up on sightseeing.  =)


Day Seventyseven!!! Taking it all in because Time goes by so quickly!!!!

Although for me it's very cold right now in Paris... It's not quite full blown winter time yet.  As you can see in the picture above some of the leaves are still yellow.  Most of the trees are bare  but there are still some holding on to Autumn.  Ahhh... Paris what a beautiful city.  Today I just took the time to take everything in as I walked around with HFT.  At night we went to the movies and we saw Puss in Boots.  It was such a cute movie. =)


Day Seventysix!!! I Don't like Cold Rainy Days in Paris!!!

It was very cold today and unfortunately it rained almost the entire day! This made it a little discouraging to leave the apartment.  But I have only 13 days left here so I ventured out for only a little while.  I went to the Hotel De Ville area with HFT.  We had lunch and then a cafe in the afternoon.  Pictured above is the carousel outside the Hotel De Ville.  I love that Paris had so many carousels!  I am going to miss this place so much!


Day Seventyfive!!! It's Christmas everywhere in Paris!!!

Today I spent the day hanging out with HFT.  We went to lunch at a cute little cafe.  Then we walked around the neighborhood.  The picture above is of a huge Christmas tree on the street I live on.  There are actually several big decorated Christmas trees like this all over the neighborhood and all over Paris!  It is truly magical here during this holiday season! =)

Day Seventyfour!!! Jardin de Musee Rodin, Hotel de Invalids and Jardin du Luxembourg!!!

 Wow! What a busy day today!  I started off at the Jardin de Musee Rodin.  What a beautiful garden.  The picture above was taken at the garden and you can see the Hotel des Invalids in the background. From there I walked to the Hotel des Invalids. This is a enormous beautiful building.  It houses the tomb on Napoleon.  This whole area is very nice and full of beautiful monuments.  Afterwards, I met HFT at the Jardin du Luxembourg. This garden a few months ago was lush and green with some of the leaves turning to yellow and orange.  Now it is bare and dry but it is still a very nice park.  At night we ate pasta and watched Hangover 2. =)