Wednesday, September 28, 2011

on the lake

Lac d'Annecy

mmm.

on the lake

love.


There are few places that I love more than Lac d'Annecy in France. Back in 2005, it is the place where I fell in love with Marc. He had been gone on a trip to Europe and I hadn't seen him for three months. I met him in France and one afternoon we took a trip to Annecy. The weather was warm, we were giddy to be with each other, and I was ecstatic to be in France with Marc. We paddle boated on the crystal clear water of Lac d'Annecy, enjoyed scoops of our favorite flavors of glaces (gelato-ish ice cream) and strolled through the cobblestone streets. It was a day that I will never forget.

This past trip to Annecy was just as significant. Marc and I went with our friends Emmy and Scott who were celebrating their honeymoon, and our cousin Sandra. We all enjoyed a lazy afternoon in Annecy. Marc and I happened to be celebrating our third anniversary and I could not help but reflect about the first time we visited. Just as we did in 2005 ... we paddle boated on the lake, had two helpings of glaces,   ordered tartiflette for lunch and drank my favorite drink ... a Monaco, and again, walked the cobblestone streets. It was a day that I will remember ... always.

Bisous.

14 comments:

  1. You look like you had an AMAZING trip, especially with the paddle boating and returning to a place so significant to you.
    I hope you enjoyed :D

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  2. What a beautiful place that I've never heard of before! Glad I know now!

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  3. What a sweet story! Has anyone told you you look like Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum? I think you do resemble her... very pretty. The icecream cone looks soo yummy!

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  4. Beautiful. xo What a special place. Hope you made some...memories.

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  5. Sonia- that is really sweet. I actually love Lady Antebellum ... and what a compliment. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Holy canoli. You must have had the most magical time ever! I'm very envious!

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  7. What a perfect day-your vacation sounds like a dream!

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  8. Very nice pictures. Good with Belgian Beer.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. omg caroline! i am so insanely jealous. i hadn't stopped by in a while and when i do BAM. amazingness. i think i really need to scout out these parts of france you're in! paris was awesome, but i think i'm a little less hustle-and-bustle then i thought, and some of these places look so sweet! this is making me want to take a 3 week honeymoon and wander around europe. and mushroom foraging? something on my bucket list :)

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  10. Thanks Rachel!!! YES ... Paris is a little crazy at times ... but I do love it. However, nothing is like being on the family farm or sitting by the lake in Annecy. Let me know if you go back to France would love to give you some recommendations on where to go. BISOUS!

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  11. Beautiful place, pictures, and story Caroline!

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  12. Looks like you had an amazing time and your story is even sweeter, Caroline :) Glad to see you are well! xoxo

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  13. Great photos!! I have always wanted to go to France!! Hopefully one day soon! =)

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  14. This looks beautiful! I'm loving your blog. Newest follower right here.

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