Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Traveling Through Europe - Final Destination - Paris

Arc De Triumphe

Eiffel Tower

Walking through park on the way to Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower at Night from Cruise boat

Flea Market in Paris

More flea market finds

Colorful bits and bobbles at the Market

Spire of Notre Dame, taken from Tour Bus

Doorway in Paris - love the color

5 pm,  Sunday Mass is over

More flea market finds

Took me a while, dear reader, but here is the last post of my trip to Italy and France in September.  It was a blessing and a pleasure to be able to return to Paris.  I do love that city.  Getting to tour the various areas of the city and not just limit the visit to the regular touristy areas was a real treat.

However, the best part was traveling with friends.  Maryann, Earl, Tracie, Jessica and Debbie have become family to me.  We have so many adventures and laughs when we are together. We should write a collaborative book about our travels or at a minimum create a collaborative art journal documenting our thoughts and why we travel so well together.

As I write this post, I realize that travel is good for my spirit.  I can marvel at the culture, the architecture and the everyday life of the city/country I happen to be visiting.  Then I can come home and appreciate just how blessed I truly am.  So I look forward to more adventures, more friendships and more opportunities to write posts such as this, so that you, dear reader, can share in my blessings.

until next time....pilgrim

Feel free to leave a comment, it makes me happy.


JackieP Neal said...

aahhhh- so glad you have returned with another travel post,Glenda!! My final fix for 2014!! Was the flea market everything I thought it would be? teehee Did you find any treasures to return home with?
Dear Glenda, thank you so much for sharing this journey- I have enjoyed traveling through your eyes-
and why yes!! A collaborative with your travel family is absolutely a MUST!! Let them know and then let us in on it as you go!! How fun!!
Happy New Year to you with wishes of good health and all good things!! hugs

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

My Dearest Friend... We feel very blessed to have you as part of our travel group. It was an AMAZING JOURNEY that I think about everyday. I hope we have future opportunities to explore the world together.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Jackie, thanks for your wonderful comments. So happy to see that you enjoy my posts. I plan to do more posting throughout 2015.

Happy New year

Glenda Hoagland said...

Tracie, my dear dear friend, Being with our group is alway a highlight of my life. I hope we can meet up sometime this year - Maybe in the Bay Area?

In 2016 I am thinking about joining Katy Kendrick and Judy Wise in Amsterdam. Kathy Vezzani organizes these trips. Also Cindy Woods will be hosting An Artful Journey after a year's sabbatical. Maybe you would like to attend AAJ.

Love you much. Say hello to Earl, and the girls