France: Paris (vol 2)

After lunch at a small café, we set out for Le Fouchon to find my aunt’s favorite tea. Holy moly, that place is amazing! Tons of beautiful macaroons and ornately decorated eclairs. Flavors and variations of all kinds. I bought three different kinds of tea, sausages to smuggle back for my uncle, and B bought meat andContinue reading “France: Paris (vol 2)”

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France: Paris (vol 1)

We arrived in Paris by train at noon and took a taxi to Hôtel de Ville. We stayed at Hotel Duo, a contemporary boutique hotel located off of one of the main streets and a short walk to Île de la Cité where Notre Dame, La Saint-Chappelle can be found. Sydney had a meeting shortly after our arrival,Continue reading “France: Paris (vol 1)”

Austin City Limits

Despite a rather tragic ending to the weekend (aka: torrential downpour leading to the flooding of Zilker Park and cancellation of Sunday’s festivities), my weekend in Austin, TX for Austin City Limits was a success. After an almost year-long absence from the town I lived and loved in for 8 years, it was great toContinue reading “Austin City Limits”

Rainy Day

Yesterday it was drizzly, sleepy, and grey outside. So many days, I find that my mood correlates with the weather. I can’t help it! If the sun is out and birds are singing, I find myself doing a mazurka down the sidewalk. If the wind is sharp and air is crisp, I’m active and brightContinue reading “Rainy Day”