Favorite Photo Friday – Dancing in Paris

Dancing in Paris

While on a bike tour, we wound through the streets of Paris to the Louvre.  The City of Lights compelled us to stop and absorb the magic of the moment. The discord of modern and traditional architecture momentarily blended with the timelessness of dance.

Where would you like to travel in 2014?  

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  1. Wasn’t that a wonderful sight?? We were in that exact spot last September. Did you ride your bikes through the Tuileries Gardens as long as you were that close? 🙂 Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories, Susie!


  2. I would love to travel to Scotland. I’ve never been and I’m dying to see the highlands and the Isle of Skye. The new banner on your website is beautiful! Love the redesign! 🙂 Happy New Year!


    1. Thanks Sophie! It’s a featured image just for this post. I have never used this widget, but the snowing scene really didn’t go with my post!
      Scotland would be a great adventure and would inspire a new series of books for you no doubt!
      Hope you are staying warm in Cali! Snow is on the way!
      Happy New Year to you!


  3. Love your new blog look, Susie, and this Friday photo idea is fabulous! I’ll be traveling back to France this summer to spend some time loving la belle France and then leading the two women’s tours in Nice and the countryside of Provence. I’m already counting the days to departure! What are your travel plans? Happy New Year to you and yours ~ we are off and riding with you for 2014’s Wild one!


    1. Thanks so much Patricia! It’s a featured image just for this post! It made sense to me to try it out since skiing Whale’s Tail didn’t really work with my scene of the Louvre!
      Sounds like you have amazing plans for 2014! Danny and I are toying with the map. We are both anxious to travel this year.
      Thanks for coming along for the Wild Ride!


  4. There are often people dancing in Washington Square Park near NYU in manhattan.
    Always a beautiful sight.

    I’ve never danced in Paris, but I did eat a waffle while strolling along the banks of the Seine.
    Then a bird pooped on me.

    No one likes the French.


    1. I thought you wrote a “driving” trip to Fiji! Hahaha! My son’s girlfriend just got back from Bali after a semester abroad. She loved it!
      Thanks Cathy and Happy New Year!


  5. Susie, I not a bigger fan of Paris – been quite a few time (through work) and I have never felt for dancing in Paris… *smile – love your photo. Tomorrow I will post about my travelling plans for this year … have loads going on.
    If there is one city that I would love to dance in .. is it Vienna.


  6. I love wandering the streets of Paris. Riding a bike would’ve been a blast. Did you rent one of their bikes they have scattered all over the city. We thought about that when we were there, but decided to just walk. have a great New Year. Love the blog header – I showed it to my son who’s doing Midwest skiing – just big hills. I watch. Take care.


    1. Hi Clay! Thanks so much!
      We took a bike tour which started at the Eiffel Tower and looped through the city. When we returned, we took a boat tour as part of the package. It was so much fun!
      Thanks for sharing it! I put the Paris photo up there for a featured image just for this post. The ski photo is from Whale’s Tail in Breckenridge. Snow is coming in tonight!


  7. We have plans to visit the Dominican Republic. If all goes well, we’ll be heading back to Texas again for a Cowboys game, too. Ultimately we’d like to take a longer vacation to visit the Mediterranean (specifically Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, the south of France), but we know that won’t be happening this year. 🙂 BTW, I just NOW made it through your party…well, until more people show up. Yay!


    1. Those sound like great places to roam! It is fun to have vacations planned so you can look forward to the break. 🙂
      Way to go Kitt! I read every one of them too. Whew! Thanks for all the blog support!


  8. Gorgeous photo, Susie! Where would I like to travel in 2014? Everywhere! I’d love to go back to Europe in the springtime to explore Austria, Germany, and the Eastern side. I will be making my way down to Costa Rica in the summer and that will be an incredible adventure I’m sure. Are you and the family headed anywhere amazing this year?


    1. I loved Costa Rica! Make sure to hit the beach and surf! Europe would be an adventure too. Danny wants the family to go to Lindau, Germany! I wonder if we could get all of our hotel and meals comped?


  9. I really don’t want to travel outside the country, done that. I’ve driven to Colorado and was awed. Pretty much narrows it down to my state, Connecticut and my home town. There’s a lot here. I’m going to capture it on film or digital and post it in my blog. Keep dancing.


  10. This wage slave would most like to travel to the bank with a better salary.
    Excellent photo, Susie, but I so wish I could enter your banner image because it’s 16 degrees in the Big Apple right now — and the mercury is falling.


    1. Good one! I’d like to travel to the bank after making ANY money at all.
      Paris was so hot that day too! I am about to fly back to Wisconsin where 5 degrees as a high temperature is welcomed. I think I’ll go out and play in the snow to get myself acclimated.


  11. Great photo! Paris is such a marvellous city – and the place I’d like to travel is right back to that square with its pyramid…and the ticket counter for the Louvre underneath (not Dan Brown’s Holy Grail!). Last time I was there we had 3 hours left before having to catch a train at Paris Nord and ended up scorching through the Louvre at Mach = 3…and it deserves a lot more than that…


    1. It is quite a place! We spent hours there in 2001 and skipped it last summer since it was peak tourist season. Next time! I love Paris because it is a city you can get lost in.
      I hope you have the opportunity to travel back!


  12. 2014 – Disneyland (for my 50th!!!), probably Yellowstone and maybe a cruise somewhere tropical. Or Hawaii.

    Where do I want to go if I had unlimited resources? Ireland, Greece, Alaska, Italy – how about a world tour? Who’s with me?

    Happy traveling and happy dancing!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


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