Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bon souvenirs


Most of you know by now that I often travel to Paris with my dear friend Mary Gilbert.  She and I met via Virtual Tourist after my first trip to Paris in 2007.  Since then, we've met in Paris twice and traveled (via standby) together 3 times.  She is the best travel bud in the world.  She has a built in GPS that gets us anywhere I want to go and she keeps an eye on me when I wander off in search of a photo.  She's learned how to keep  me walking by holding the "carrot"  of a really good place to shoot just a few blocks away, and miraculously,  despite knee issues,  I keep up, although I've accused her of trying to kill me on many occassions !  We laugh a lot, eat and drink a lot, but most of all, we just enjoy discovering the city we both love... together. Thanks Mar. Here's to many more trips and many more fond memories.

28 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Fun to see you, Madame V. Les compagnons de voyage must be carefully chosen. It seems you have found the perfect one! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle -- currently in Nice)

Joe said...

V & M in Paris. Sounds like a wonderful freindship in a a magnificent city. Bon Chance to you both. J.

Cezar and Léia said...

"très belles filles"
bises
Léia

Daryl Edelstein said...

awwwwwwwwww

Roseann said...

Now, Virginia, how did you manage to take that pic if you were so far away from the button on the camera? Did someone else take it?

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Tanya said...

what a beautiful photo and how fun to have such a great travel buddy!!

Jean Spitzer said...

Lucky--both of you.

Natalie said...

Ladies you're gorgeous! What a luck to meet a buddy vagabond. You've made a delightful tandem. Love the "carrot" stunt, do it often with my hubby.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good times Virginia and lots of tres jolie memories oui!

MadAboutParis said...

I'm so verklempt...what an honor to.be your bonne amie. Merci beaucoup for your friendsip and for introducing to so many lovely and interesting people. V de B you are a treasure!!!

♥ E.T. Suzy ♥ said...

Two beauties in Paris!!!

I met my BFF in an online community. I don't know how I lived without her before I found her. We've traveled together lots of times: NYC, Raleigh, San Diego, Hollywood, San Francisco, Atlanta...to name a few.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love this sweet photo of you and Mar. My blog today has a photo of you two as well taken the same day (assuming that you didn't wear the same thing every day)! What fun we had this trip with parties and Champagne and laughter and walking until we were dragging!

Virginia said...

Genie, this was taken in June 2010 and yours was this past Jan. I think. Well we never without our scarves in any season! :)
V

Janey and Co. said...

Great pictures..How lucky you two are to have crossed paths..sounds like a lasting friendship.

Kris said...

Great photo of the both of you. It's so nice to have a travel buddy especially one that keeps you on track! :)

MadAboutParis said...

Hmmm...I guess that I need a new scarf...but Virg is correct about the dates. I believe in Genie's shot it was Peter who bought the bubbly for his entourage. So many fantastic Parisian memories with our expanding network of playmates!

Francesca Muir said...

How wonderful to have such a wonderful travelling companion - and I am SO jealous that you can travel frequently to Paris..... feel SO isolated in Australia some times! C'est la vie! But I am blessed too - I can travel vicariously thanks to your wonderful blog. F xx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What more could one ask for... A trip to Paris with a good friend and travel companion.. I love the photo.. It is very clear you are both having a great time.
Blessings,
Penny

Jack said...

A fine portrait, Virginia, even if you didn't take it. You are fortunate to have found such a congenial travel companion. To your next trip!

Alexa said...

Sounds like you've found the perfect traveling companion, V—though I'd love the chance to audition for a spot as the 3rd "mousquetaire." And how do you manage to travel standby??

Virginia said...

Alexa, we welcome more friends! And Mary works for Delta so I fly with her on a buddy pass. It just adds to the excitement of it all. I call it airport Russian roulette !
Now you might understand why we fly in janvier!
V

Starman said...

Having a compatible traveling companion makes all the difference!

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

The smiles on your faces say it all!!

AL said...

Cheers to friendship. Lovely relaxed picture.

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

You both look like you're having so much fun! Aren't life's best experiences only truly meaningful if we have someone to share them with!

Wishing you lots of happy trips!

Sharon
xxxx

Peter Olson said...

I love to see the happy faces of the two of you, scarves or not! :-)

Virginia said...

Paris + friends+ wine = smiles! :)
V