Dear See You Again…

The next morning we woke up in Barcelona, unloaded ourselves from the train and took a car immediately to our hotel. We were both sick still and weak, but we only had three nights in Barcelona and wanted to make the most of it but doing anything was way too much for us to handle.…

Dear Nice…

After seeing and experiencing Paris (as much as you can in 4 days), my mom had scheduled for us to travel to Nice and Monte Carlo. I had no idea what to expect, but  was excited to see another city in France, kind of. Really, I wasn’t ready to leave Paris, but I don’t know…

To Long Distance Calls…

It had been 3 nights in Paris and we were enjoying the evening before our last night in the city and we would head to Nice.  We had spent the evening wandering the streets of Paris and stumbled upon a small alleyway full of artists that opened up to Sacré-Cœur. It was memorizing. Everything we…

To The Little French I Know…

Paris is magic. I was missing Jake, but every corner something new and amazing happened or came into view.  My mom and I had finished an amazing dinner at what I assumed was a stumbled upon restaurant, but I should have known it was pulled out of the Zagat guide by my mom. We finished…

To Christmas in Paris…

Although we left on December 23rd, we arrived on December 24th. While we didn’t spend the day in Pari since we were spending the day dealing with lost luggage and checking in, by the time we were walking out the door for dinner, everything was closed. It wasn’t that it was late, it was that…

Dear Landing In Paris…

It was the longest plane ride, but also the most comfortable I had ever been on. The seats were spacious, there was in flight movies, they even brought dinners around to everyone. It was still a flight and I was excited when it landed but overall, the trip was off to a good start.  I…

Dear Mother and Daughter Trips…

Our mother and daughter trips skipped one beat, but resumed without any conversation of the trip that I had skipped previously.  Before my parents divorced they had planned that for my 16th birthday my mom would take me to Paris and my mom didn’t let our new life ruin that. However, my birthday is smack…

To Meeting Jack…

My brother, mom, and I were making our way to my brother’s favorite store, the magic store that looked like a castle on the outside. That’s when I saw him, just laying on the sidewalk surrounded by his friends, the biggest chocolate lab I had ever seen.  I immediately collapsed on the floor next to…