Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and kind comments and emails...they mean a lot to me.
The Paris Planning File is bulging with papers, there are lists of things to see and do, clothes to pack and detailed information and the itinerary for the trip.
Pages of historic sites, museums, restaurants and shops that have been recommended by friends and guide books.
I can hardly wait to be sitting in a cafe,
sipping a beverage looking out onto the boulevard watching Parisians go by.
I've got to keep my carry on and my personal accessory to a 26 pound maximum so I'll be packing light and weighing everything before I go to the airport. I do not want a last minute unpacking and repacking fiasco.
I read this awhile back and am skim reading it again just to familiarize myself with some of the highlights.
This week I have hair, manicure and pedicure appointments booked and several bon voyage dinners out!
I've let my hair grow out a bit and am hoping my stylist can shape it into a shortish bob.
I've purchased an adaptor for the French plugs so my Iphone. IPad, and Canon camera battery pack can recharge.
We found an instant charger which was reasonably priced and can be used in a pinch.
Euro's have been ordered at the bank.
Small travel sizes of toiletries and skin care products are set aside ready to pack.
The carry on is sitting on the guest room bed empty just waiting for the contents.
I figured out how to set the lock on the case...
A You Tube tutorial helped!
I'll be writing in a travel journal each day so that I can remember the details when I get home and I will be able to refer to it years later. I did the same when Mr. HB and I went to Pasadena and LA...
I also recorded the details of our San Francisco trip...
(Mr. HB is in charge of writing up the days activities in the log book aboard our boat.)
A dear friend gave me this cheery red journal to record the details of my trip.
It is specifically designed for travel notes...
it even has a section at the back to record expenditures!
I'll be taking 14 basic items.
Vera Moda black and white striped dress
Eileen Fisher black pants
Gap Breton striped long sleeved top
Eileen Fisher black linen long sleeved top
Wooden Ships black sweater
Barbour black quilted vest
Lands' End cream and black tank tops
Uniqlo cream silk blouse
cream mesh pullover
Talbots black and white striped cotton cardigan style jacket
Banana Republic jeans
Style and Co. light weight black jacket
silk robe and nightgown
underwear, hose, socks
beret, various scarves
I'll be wearing my watch and pearls.
The small silk twill square is an easy accent piece.
I've been glued to the Weather Channel and the weather has been HOT in Paris!
Oh and the adventure is about to begin...
pinch me and tell me I am not dreaming!