My happy thought

For my birthday last August my parents and my husband conspired to get me a trip to Paris. I’ve been dying to go to Europe for forever. I really wanted to do a study abroad in college, but was too financially responsible to take out a loan to go on a trip. I’ve always regretted that I didn’t throw caution to the wind and go, since in college you are only responsible for yourself. Now I am a productive member of society with a mortgage, retirement account, and a husband and two kids, I have to be more responsibly for my money.
My husband knew about how much I was dying to travel, so he arranged for me to go with my sister and for him to take a week off work to stay with the kids.
I haven’t really looked into what I want to do while I’m there (besides eat) because the date has always seemed so far away. But now it is getting closer and closer, and I’m started to get excited! When I’m feeling really horrible and I’m upset about how I can’t do anything I want to do, my happy thought is Paris. 
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3 thoughts on “My happy thought

  1. Yay I'm so glad its a happy thought for you now. Let me know if you have any ideas on what you'd like to do! I plan on eating a TON! Megan is putting together a guide for us!

  2. I have been there, so if you have any questions, just let me know (you can always find me on Facebook)!

    More than anything else, I would recommend getting the Museum and Monument pass. (If you just google that, you should find it.) They're good for a certain number of days, and they're a lot harder to buy once you're there, if not impossible, so you get it before you go. They're good for almost all the major sights , they can save you a bundle on admission if you take advantage of them, and the best reason to get them is that they allow you skip lines. Yes, lines! On our last trip we skipped a 3-hour wait to get into Versailles. We just walked right in. I swear they're worth it for that alone.

    The cheapest way to travel around is via the Metro. You can save money again by getting a pass for a certain number of days, and different passes give you access to different areas. Versailles, for example, is outside the city. You can get there with a metro pass, but you need the one that includes access to the commuter trains for the immediate area around Paris (I think it's zone 5).

    Also, I'm really into museums, so I spent a lot of time in art and history museums. If you like that stuff, I have some recommendations. Again, if you have any questions at all, just let me know!

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