Watching the YouTube video above brings back memories of one of the greatest adventures of Gregory and my life but also a deep sadness. In re-living these adventures, and being able to feel Gregory walking besides me, I feel like travel and discovery by myself will never be as joyous again. At least not for now.
In 2005, Gregory and I spent ten days in Paris. At that point Gregory was three or four years into the diagnosis of Dementia/Alzheimer's but he was doing pretty well.
We joined, last minute, on a trip that friends Chuck and John had been planning. We got so excited hearing about their plans and at the potential of spending time with them in Paris, not to mention being in Paris at all, that within three days I was able to arrange all the details: free miles first class on Lufthansa Airlines and an apartment on Isle du le Cité overlooking Notre Dame Cathedral (located just around the corner from Chuck and John's apartment. It was a trip that was meant to be.
During part of the trip we did things together with Chuck and John and at other times, we went on our own adventures.
Click here to see our photos of Montmartre.
Another of the many highlights of our trip to Paris, and probably the most significant was a visit to Vaux-leVicomte which had been a life long ambition of Gregory's.
Click here to see our photos of Vaux-le-Vicomte