Why you say? WHY NOT??
For some reason, crossing a big wide ocean is like going to the moon for some (even though no one has ever been there either, don't get me started) ANYWAY. Experiencing another culture is not just gazing at typical attractions but shifting your eyes to the lifestyles of the locals. These people remind us that there is more to life than work. More to work than profit. It’s ok to linger, its necessary to USE the benches in the park. And a picnic blanket is a staple in your life.
This is not vacationing. It’s traveling. It's work, but the most rewarding and life-changing journey to take. These will be the memories we will share with our kids.
Having kids may not be the reason we are going. But not having kids is the reason we can.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
FOOD POST! Jerry gave us a great idea, 1 food post a day. And that is definitely an easy thing to do. You cant walk 1 block without wishing you could sit in EVERY cafe, and EVERY restaurant. So much charm and appeal. Persians sitting. Thats the usual setting. So much so that Amber is trying to figure out if anyone here works. :)
Our first lunch was a bit overwhelming. We found a lovely corner cafe where we dined outside. La Taverne De L'arbre Sec....Off the beated path and No english on the menu, so you KNOW its good, and scarey.
This was one of our favorite-unique dishes from yesterday.
Tartare d'avocat, crevettes de mague
Shrimp Tar Tar with avacado and mango. AMAZING. And what better way to nibble this down than on a crunchy banquette!
We did our best to ignore JET LAG and hit some great sights on our first day. At sunset, we made our way to the Eiffel Tower, its unveiling was amazing as we rounded the corner. This was indeed the BEST way to end our day. Sitting on the grass, enjoying a bottle of wine, waiting for that moment. That moment when they flip the switch and the lights come on. Breathtaking! "I want one"/