Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blog Friends - Making Plans


Forgive me for yet another personal post today. As I have stated many times, through this blog I've met met so many wonderful friends, here and across the globe. Today another example. Through another reader, Sara and I connected. . Last fall, we met face to face at the Day of the Dead Festival. We recognized each other immediately ( from Facebook), and she told me she and her husband read my blogs often. We chatted a bit, and she told me she and her family were going to Paris soon. Imagine my delight when she emailed me last week and asked if we could meet and talk about their upcoming trip to Paris.... next week! Small world, we'll be there at the same time! Today we met at Forest Perk on Clairmont. I gave her my condensed version of how to survive in Paris with limited français, the places I visit over and over, and most of all, why Paris j'adore! Well it wasn't all that condensed.

Sara et famille... bon voyage!

25 comments:

Olivier said...

traduction Google de ton Texte "Je lui ai donné ma version condensée de la façon de survivre à Paris avec des Français limités" Merci pour les français limités ;o)))

C'est sympa de pouvoir partager son amour d'une ville

TheChieftess said...

How wonderful!!! (Is Forest Perk that wonderful coffee place you took us to a few weeks ago???) Will you also be meeting at your favorite cafe in Paris???

Cafe Observer said...
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Cafe Observer said...

I'm happy you've made more friends with this technology. That's all I can say at this hour. Xcept 1 more thing: post some macaron photos when you return home next week to Paris.

Julie said...

Love warm evocative shot, V. Dreaming dreams ...

Jilly said...

How wonderful you two will meet up in Paris, Virginia. Love the photo and all it says. Not long now...

Kate said...

Green with envy!

brattcat said...

Well, if I ever make it to Paris, I guess I'll have to come down there first, V, for my crash course in Paris 101. Hope you are staying warm enough down there.

B SQUARED said...

There are lots on nice people in cyberspace. I don't believe I ever met a cyber friend I didn't like.

Leif Hagen said...

"Paris par Arrondissement" - voila the Bible of Paris! It must have been a fun coffee visit! I was in Paris last June - crowds were sitting outside the Louvre with their feet in the fountain pools next to the glass pyramid!

Rambling Round said...

Virginia, maybe you should open a Paris tour guide business from Birmingham! Anyhow, that's a neat story. Have a great trip!

Kelly said...

I am with Kate, full of envy, but so glad you are going back again!

Sara said...

Virginia, Thanks again for your help! I love this photo!

Virginia said...

Sara,
de rien! :)

Kelly,
So thrilled have you visit. We've missed you!

Kate,
I know!

Olivier,
Awwww, merci. Mon français est terrible! And Olivie, my accent is worse!

Chieftess,
Yes it's the same coffee shop. I'm starting to be a regular.

RR,
That's a job I would love to have!

Leif,
I swear, I waited and waited on a shot at the Louvre one night while some dork waded around in the pool by the Pyramide!

Brattcat,
For you this weather is nothing but for us below freezing temps for several days is disconcerting. Frozen pipes are a concern.

B2,
I feel the same way!

CO,
When I get "home" to Paris, macarons will be consumed Day One. I'll photograph them before the first bite I promise. Got to get inside Ladurée for Shsh too!

Jilly,
You know all about meeting other bloggers. I'm envious of the visit you had from the "MentonGang" last spring. BTW, Sent Chuckeroon a card yesterday.

Julie,
Don't worry, you're going along for the ride! ;)

Katie said...

There's nothing better than getting together with people to talk about going to Paris! (Well, except for going to Paris.) Great photo; love the well-worn table top. Have a wonderful trip!

altadenahiker said...

Wow, that photo puts me in the mood for travel.

Jacob said...

This is just such a joyful post...you meet someone with whom you have a lot in common and you're both going to Paris at the same time!

How great is that?

One of these days we may meet you in Paris, too!

Louis la Vache said...

Bon voyage, Virginia!

Be sure to stop at Mariage Frères, 30 rue-du-Bourg-Tibourg, 4 eme, for tea!

Bob Crowe said...

I wouldn't mind planning my Metro route right about now. You are a lucky person, although it's going to be pretty cold there, too. Good time to enjoy the indoors of Paris without throngs of tourists.

Daryl said...

Oh what fun .. personal post away!

Rob said...

Bon Voyage! No apologies needed, you go on doing what you do and we'll travel. vicariously with you. Say, where is your Paris Practique? It is the essential pocket metro map book.

Ken Mac said...

and you'll be back there soon I'm sure!

Lori Skoog said...

Ain't life grand?

Cloudia said...

You should organize guided trips for bloggers!



Aloha, Friend!


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Paula said...

That's just wonderful! That's how it was when I met Barrier Island Girl. We knew each other right away.

You do know that you carry a little part of all of us on these Paris trips? Be sure and visit all the patisseries and tell me aaaaall about them.

Bon voyage, V.