It is good to be home

We said our goodbyes to the City of Lights knowing that we will probably be back someday so it was not sad at all.

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We started our last day in the city at church and then visited the Musée Jacquemart-André.  This is a small museum with a permanent collection of decorative arts. They also were hosting an exhibit Desires & Pleasure in Victorian times. “This exhibition invites you to discover the famous artists of England’s Queen Victoria: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) and Albert Moore (1841-1893). Through fifty exhibits, these artists have in common to celebrate the “cult of beauty.”

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It was a lovely museum and the exhibit was beautiful.

Our brunch was very tasty. We enjoyed salad with ham, poached egg, and warm potato salad. The negative was the dessert….I left mine on my plate. It was awful. Can you imagine? In France?

The rest of the day was spent packing and spending quality time with Petey Jones. We will miss this fur ball.

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This was a wonderful three months. It is hard to believe we went so many places: Prague, Kutna Hora, Budapest, Berlin, Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Strasbourg, Brussels, Rixensart, & Antwerp. Which was your favorite?

We knew we were home when we saw “Our Wall.”  Some people have their favorite songs, their favorite restaurant, but we have a wall. Last year we had the privilege of “travel testing” the new International Concourse at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. This was such a fun activity. We were instructed to each pack a suitcase (Robert loaded the linen closet in his bag) and arrive at the terminal ready to travel. We were scheduled to go to China and ended up going to Scotland (which was just a hallway in the airport). We also had a scavenger hunt to complete. We located restrooms, first aid, the chapel, shopping, and restaurants. As we were leaving we were interviewed by the AJC after they snapped this photo…at our wall!

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Thanks for taking this trip with us. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

It is good to be home.

PS – We have the BEST friends and neighbors!  Our neighbors have been great to keep us updated about our house and the neighborhood. Thanks Mary Lou, Cindy and Charlotte! Yesterday we discovered both cars had dead batteries so our neighbor lent us a battery charger. Thanks Cecil! Because we had no car and no groceries I had to beg a ride to the grocery store. Thanks Madeline! And a huge thanks to Erin, our house sitter.

Yes, it is good to be home!
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Thanks for stopping by today!

6 thoughts on “It is good to be home

  1. Another wonderful posting filled with special details. I’ll always treasure that photo of you in front of “Your Wall.” Welcome back!

  2. I’m glad you are back safely, that being said I’m a little sad your/our trip has come to an end. Thanks for the blog you did a great job, it was so much fun living through you.

    Can’t wait for your next trip

  3. Just call if you need anything. Welcome home. No matter where you’ve been or how much fun you’ve had, it’s always heaven to be home & sleep in your own bed!!

  4. WELCOME HOME! I have really enjoyed your posts, but I have also really missed running into the both of you occasionally at church. Looking forward to hearing your reminisces.

    Mary

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