Dear Royalty And Food Poisoning…

Our last day in the area, my mom woke up talking about visiting Monte Carlo. She said it was gorgeous with a castle and told me about Grace Kelly.  I was transfixed, royalty from America, thoughts of becoming a princess and living in a castle flooded my mind. I could be a real life Cinderella.…

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 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…

To Christmas Shopping…

After my dad left, getting Christmas presents became an event at my mom’s house. Each year a couple weeks before Christmas, my mom would drive my brother and I to Denver where we would spend the day walking around the mall and outside shops buying presents for each other.  My brother and I would go…