Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Paris on St. Valentine's Day......

Just a little post for St. Valentine's Day to tell 
that special man in my life that I love him...........

.......that he is still very dear to me, and 
that I am grateful to him for all the many 
wonderful things we've shared over the years.

Even though I grew up just across 
the English Channel, I didn't see Paris until Bob 
took me on my first magical visit in 1968, a few 
years after I'd emigrated to 
the USA and we were married.
You'll have to agree, tourism was apparently much 
more formal then! I made my knit suit, recall 
fondly the crocodile embossed bag with the chain handles,
and although you can't see them, I was was 
trotting around Paris in elegant high heels! 

 Bob has a big heart and is a 
dear man......how he's 
put up with me all these years 
I'll never know!

Paris, Summer 2006 ~ photo taken by our granddaughter Jasmin who was with us.

We're standing on top of the 
Arc de Triomphe de L'Étoile, looking a lot 
more casual (t-shirt, backpack, 
and comfy Converse on my hot, aching feet). Whew, was 
it ever hot that Summer, 94 degrees at the Tour Eiffel.

Hey Bob, even though we've been to Paris several times, it's about time for a new Paris picture......how about planning another visit soon to one of our favorite cities!

A very happy, filled with love, St. Valentine's Day 
to you and your loved ones.  


  1. Thanks for sharing your travels with us. You & Bob look terrific in both pictures. Happy Day!

  2. Mary - Great Post, especially for Valentines day. I love Paris, and as My Companies HQ is their, although parked out in the suburb of Massy, I love visiting, eating the food, and just soaking up the ambience.
    Have a great Hawaii trip.

  3. Awe....I loved seeing the 1968 picture of the two of you! Happy Valentines Day to two of the sweetest people I know!

  4. Oh Mary, I love this post and the great photo of your first trip to Paris. We certainly wear more comfortable travel clothing today thank goodness! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Bob. Hugs, Pamela

  5. What a sweet Valentine post :o)
    Hope you're having a brilliant time. Happy Valentines.
    Rose H

  6. What a great photo of the two of you in Paris in 1968 (the year we married.)Happy Valentine's Day to you both, and have a wonderful trip to Hawaii!


  7. How traveling has changed over the years. But Paris will always be a wonderful place to visit.

    As is Hawaii. I hope your trip is full of beauty and love.

  8. Mary, love this post! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!!!

  9. A beautiful Valentine's Day card for your dear hubby! And in the meantime, till you visit Paris again, enjoy your stay in tropical Hawaii!

  10. Well, Mary, if your busy travel schedule allows for any free time over the next several years, we can consider crossing the pond once again to revisit Paris. Perhaps even find time for Prague, Vienna, Budapest or St. Petersburg and points in between and beyond.

    Your DH,


  11. A lovely Valentines Tribute!

    Sft x

  12. Mary, what fun to see you two standing there in the City of Love. No need to tell you, it's my favorite spot too. Even though we were just there in October, I'm ready to return.
    Happy Heart Day! ~ Sarah

  13. Smiling, as you must have wanderlust in your blood talking about traveling to Paris when you are just leaving for Hawaii. Oh would I love to be in Paris though, it is one of my favorite places to visit.

  14. This was a very sweet post! Loved seeing the picture of the two of you back then! And much more recently! How lovely that you've been to Paris more than once...I know it has to be as romantic as they say!

  15. Mary, have a wonderful time with Bob in Hawaii. Wow you looked really elegant in Paris and Bob so handsome, coco Chanel elegance. Trotting around Paris in high heel..what else! So many years together says it all, you belong together.
    Just seen Bobs comment, now you enjoy the time together and see you plan another visit to Paris. Our daughter spent Christmas and New year there and was smitten, absolutely loved it and wants to return.
    Look forward to the sun shine photographs of Hawaii. Hope you got the packing done. Love to you both, Eileenx

  16. What a lovely post and the photos of you and Bob in Paris are great - hope you get back there! x

  17. Oh my goodness! Look at the two of you! Such a beautiful couple then and definitely now. Love the suit you made, and yes I remember traveling all dressed up. I still get dressed up to travel! I hope all of you are having a wonderful time right now as it is gray, rainy, miserable here, and I've heard your area is expecting snow!
    Take Care,


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