I've always wanted to go, inspired by so many glorious photos by Tara, Wally Parshall, and many others.
I've used it in my ATCs. (All the art here are my ATCs.)
So, when I found out my college buddy Jerry had to leave his Paris apartment in July, I knew my last chance to go and see Paris through the eyes of a native (or at least a long-term ex-pat) was looming close!
So, in a fit of total realization (combined with a tad of depression about the surgery), I booked a flight with my freebie miles!
Come June, I'm on my way!I'll have to take three thousand camera batteries!
I've even been in touch with Tara and we will hopefully get together. Between Tara and Jerry, I'll know every cool place in the city.
The only thing that makes me sad, if my personal Tour de France fan will be staying home. This time.
Jerry was my theatre buddy back in college -- when we'd go on tour, he'd be the only one with a per diem left after two weeks! A wonderful dancer, he actually went pro in shows like "Oklahoma," "Chorus Line" and "West Side Story." He even danced at the White House!
As one of a small, tight group of theater majors, we spent every spring break in the frigid upper peninsula of Michigan, doing musicals and children's theatre on tour. (And of course, we'd come back with colds, while our friends were all tan!)
Recently, he's been a personal trainer in Paris. He's the best shopper ever and will take me to every off-the-beaten path place possible. Am I excited? You bet! Want motivation for physical therapy? It doesn't get better than that!