Monday, April 04, 2011

BEAR'S Last Day in Paris

BEAR is safely home in New York YAY!
Our last day in Paris was drizzly, overcast. Sunday, so no one was out which is always nice :) BEAR decided we must do a last quick run to Champs-Elysees. L'Arc de Triomphe. Crazy Parisian runners in the rain.
Last Parisien dog and a big one!
 Easter bears in a window.
Inside a not so dreamy 30-minute wait
For gooey pastries.
We waited 30 min only so BEAR could take a last Metro ride in a pastry bag.
BEAR suggested we take AirFrance Bus to Charles de Gaulle Airport since it's faster then the RoisseyBus especially if you go on Sunday morning.
We got there in 20 minutes with loads of time to browse duty-free.
BEAR badly wants a 'I was in Moulin Rouge' T-shirt.
I wanted a 'I was in Hermes' something or other.
We both wanted Hediards macarons.
In red boxes.
And Dalloyau's macarons.
BONJOUR HOME!

36 comments:

Patricia said...

Ahhh - this was such a sweet post. I could feel Paris crying that you were leaving....

robinita said...

Dear, dear bear. That photo of him looking out the plane window is priceless.

Anonymous said...

Bear, I'm jealous of you :(

Justine said...

That Bear sure gets around!
And such expensive tastes!
Positively shocking!!!

Theresa Cheek said...

"I was in Hermes" something or other...LOLOL!!! I would be right there with you! Those Hediard boxes are amazing too! Great post and looks like it was a great trip.

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

.. sniff sniff ... well, time to plan for next trip ... I MUST tell you how much I listen to those Ines little RV snippets that you had on your post one day (ordered the book of course) but just today I played a few, and they put you in such a darn good mood. Thanks so much, Carol ... you are a gem.

Barbara S. said...

Welcome home...love the photos and the reminders of Paris. I had my first macaron yesterday in NYC! Delicious!

Merisi said...

I love that first image - says it all about good-byes!

Catherine said...

So much fun! I'd love a raspberry tart with my afternoon tea! Thanks for the armchair travelling experience.

Tamuna said...
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Tamuna said...

Awww Bear's so adorable in pink bow and all fasten up on the plane :) Too cute!

Bronwyn said...

Sounds like you had an incredible trip!

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Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Did bear share the pastry with you?
xx

Karina said...

Bear is so precious! I love this post. Everything single thing about it.

xo
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margarida said...

Bear, I love you!
:))))

Marina Mott said...

I love your Paris's posts!! And the bear is so cute looking at the plane window...Wellcome back!! xx

Nikon said...

So many great photos!
That opening shot is perfect!
After the shots of the grey, drizzly day, the pastries really look so colorful and delicious!
Glad that you and Bear are back!

A Brush with Color said...

Ah-glad to hear you're home safe and sound, Carol and Bear. Sounds like it was a fun trip. Welcome back state-side!

Rick said...

It was so great to see you in Paris. Next time, please bring Bear to Le Sรฉlect. I was kinda sad he wasn't there. He's a STAR!!

Dianne said...

Bear is ever so sweet sitting in that pretty green Laduree bag with his elegant pink bow ~ But yes I know the feeling, some-times it's nice to be home.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Welcome home safe and sound.

PeterParis said...

Bear didn't join when we met (making a siesta I suppose), but I'm happy to see that you both enjoyed to the very last minute! :-)

Frances said...

Welcome home to you, Carol and Bear.

That last day, those last hours in a faraway place are so precious. I always felt so reluctant to leave a place I loved visiting and just wanted to absorb a bit more to take home with me.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip. xo

cocoa and coconut said...

I can completely relate to that bitter-sweet scurry around a city..knowing that you have to leave soon. Well it looks like you had a fun time, and bear did too, and we're glad to read that you're back home safely. As always, those laudrรฉe treats look tempting and I think I would have probably waited the 30 minutes for one of those dreamy creations ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow that went extremely quickly! I am off to Paris in just under 7 weeks and if you want to know the hours minutes and seconds I can tell you that too.
Looking forward to more of your posts. I have missed you and them.
X

Amy said...

Welcome back to you and Bear! What a lovely last day in Paris - even Paris in the rain is better than still snow on the ground in Minnesota.

Sounds like you had a gorgeous trip, Carol. Looking forward to hear more about it!

(P.S. I've been techy while you were gone - check out my new photos and videos!)

Mary said...

Beautiful pics. Do you like Harriet Welty Rochefort's books (French Toast and French Fried)? You can google her. An American married to a Frenchman, and tells about her life. So wonderful!

Karen said...

I just love following Bear! I would love to see Paris with Bear. Welcome home!
Karen

Liz Steel said...

how sad to leave paris! I can't beleive it the Laduree bear could be borromini!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/borrominibear/3650620654/in/set-72157618436315785

Gwen said...

Sweet post today. Overcast Paris is still a beautiful last day.

Harriet said...

Love Bear in pink ribbons. Great post.

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The Cookie Couture said...

Welcome home!!! I enjoy reading all your stories and watching your great pictures, I was in Paris 5 years ago, and I haven't forgot a minute of it, and you really have refresh those memories, Thank you girl!!!

P.S. Love your teddy bear!!!!

Gwen said...

Thank you for visiting my little blog Carol--you are the first! :-)

Simony said...

Glad to know you guys arrived home sound and safe!
Does bear want to visit Ohio?
Send him to me! He's so cute!
Take care my dear!

Kay said...

We walked up the Arc and I remember getting dizzy. The view was amazing though. Sigh... more pastries...