Thursday, July 31, 2008

My little French vacation

Summer is here and while I would love to escape the Arizona heat, priorities with family and work keep us here.

I'm not complaining because I can always have a little virtual break. This morning before I get back to work I thought a little visit to the Paris Plage was appropriate.

This wonderful tradition started in 2002 and has grown tremendously over the years.
This year features a traditional beach like setting, a chic metro area and a water sport and boating area. Scuba-diving, kayaking and sailing are just a few of the water sports available.
Best of all, they are taught for free. Yayy!!! I don't know about you but I would really have to think hard before I went scuba-diving in the Seine.

I am catching up on last week's work but will make my way around to visit.
While I work, my heart will be in Paris. After all, French is a state of mind.


Lorrie said...

We must be thinking alike. Last night I went to a website showing webcams of Paris - the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees.
My daughter and her husband are there now - sweltering in the heat but having a great time.

We'll just have to content ourselves with a little French vacation here at home. As you say, French is a state of mind!


Connie said...

It truly is a state of mind, chickadee. I can dream I'm anywhere I want to be even if I won't get on a plane any more and go there.
Smoochies and happy "state of mind",

katylinvw said...

yes it is! although i wouldn't turn down a state of state, either, lol! it's been too long since we've been there, my french is getting pretty rusty, let's all go together! :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh how I love Edith Piaf. Can I come with you to la plage? Very fun!

Alexandra MacVean said...

I've never been to Paris, although I hear it is stunning and full of beauty! :)

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh how fun! It's always fun to drift away even if it's a vacation in our minds!

Thanks so much for your compliments on my bag! It was a lot of fun and now I can take it to stores and try to cut down on those plastics bags!

Have a great night!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Bon Jour! Ahhh a Paris vacation sounds wonderful right now....My sister and her husband are going to France for 2 weeks in September. I am so envious!

Anonymous said...

We are having a Staycation this year too!! Maybe we could all go to Paris together? Thank you for your sweet comments regarding my awards. Another funny thing about "Nice" is that Nice attracts Nice. Aren't we lucky to be Nice magnets? I just recently saw La Vi En Rose (Hope that's right.) If you haven't seen the movie go out and get it right this minute. I LOVED it. I learned so much about her that I had no idea of before. It is also one of those movies that make you incredibly grateful for having people who love and care about you.I had no idea she was so young when she died. SHe looked so much older than we do at 47 these days.

Karen Eileen

nanatrish said...

Wouldn't it be great to just stroll around Paris for the next few weeks? Maybe someday. I love how everyone is saying, "A French state of mind."

Drop by my blog, you have been tagged, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Basically the only vacations I take are "virtual" ones. But that's the way I like it. Just a simple homebody. That's me. I'll leave the airports and busy highways to those who enjoy it enough to sacrifice their sanity!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ahhh --- it's nice to enjoy some Paris atmosohere on your blog this evening Barb! I've never been there....maybe someday, but for now I'll dream!

Hugs, Pat

Judy said...

Aren't make believe vacations wonderful when you can't take one for real? I'm right there with you but no lessons for me either.
Thanks for stopping by today. My kids tell me the same thing, either a show or restaurant.

Unknown said...

I would love to go to Paris for real! I guess a virtual vacay is the thing for me, too!

Shelia said...

Hi Barb and thanks for coming to see my little pillow! I've been to Paris a couple of times and just loved it, but I agree the river looks a little nasty! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Angie said...

i just close my eyes while i am in our swimming pool and imagine i am on vacation on some tropical island with the clearest blue water..and maybe a cabana boy named paulo...hehe! don't work too hard!!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Well my dear, anytime you want to head off to Paris and need someone to come with you give me a call. It's been a life long dream of mine to go there. I just sat listening to the music on your blog as I felt my heart strings been pulled. Oh how I would love to go there!

Big hugs,

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

You have such beautiful little girls. They are a blessing to you, I know. My daughter is in her thirties and still my most cherished one. Thanks for stoping by with your most welcome comments. Hugs Marie Antionette

CIELO said...

When I first read the title of your post I thought you really went to Paris.... uh! Well, at least the name brought good feelings.... :)

Have a lovely weekend, Barb!



Charm and Grace said...

Barb, what a sweet encourager you are. I always delight to see you have come by my blog and left a comment. I am chuffed (humbled and pleased at the same time) about your comments this morning. When I want to "virtually visit" France, I watch my video of Impressions de France from Disney World. The music and the images are too beautiful for words!


bj said...

A few weeks back, someone hosted a "play-like" vacation and I chose PARIS might enjoy just looking at that posting...lots of fun things in France....
love, bj

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