It's been awhile since I last posted, but all for good reason. I recently returned to Parisian reality from a whirlwind trip around Spain & France with my mom and grandma who came to visit! Because I have 3-day weekends, I was able to hop around with them, beginning in Bilbao, Spain to see the Guggenheim Museum. We toured around Hondarribia (where I went with my class trip in June), San Sebastian, and Bilbao.
Getxo, España - this was a pretty awesome car/passenger transporter, taking people from one side of the river to the other
of course we had to go into a grocery store - in Bilbao, it seems like you can make your own blend of frozen veggies....
Let's make the move from ultra-modern Bilbao to ultra-luxe Paris. Breakfast on the last day in Paris.
During my next weekend, we drove through Giverny to our final destination in Normandy. Mont-Saint-Michel was beautiful and charming, however it's crazy crowds will definitely make it a memorable experience. The American Cemetery was a sight to see with all of the white crosses/stars lined up in hundreds of rows.
I guess all the car traffic led to this huge mob of people trying to exit at the same time... it was a nightmare.
Balleroy Castle, from behind the gates... too bad there was so much traffic at Mont St-Michel we didn't make it back on time
Before returning to Paris, we quickly stopped to see the Bayeux Tapestry - an amazing piece documenting history. I left them at the train station in Paris while they headed up north to see the annual flower carpet in Brussels. Those 10 days flew by, and I wish I could've spent a few more days with them in the land of chocolate and fries (with a giant flower carpet).
Their last-minute decision to come to Europe was one of the best yet. I hadn't realized how much I missed my family until I spent almost 10 days touring around avec elles. Our 3-person group was composed of 3 generations... yup, 3 females representing each generation traveling around. However much I anticipated the day I had to drop them off and resume life in Paris, it was harder that day on the train platform than leaving them the day I left home last November. So happy my mom and grandma were able to come over ♥