One of my favorite moments from our entire trip was walking through the grounds of Versailles. After being surrounded by pushy and "the world revolves around me" tourists in a fancy palace, walking out onto the grounds was so refreshing. It's so green. And there was silence! I think I loved that most. We walked underneath a canopy of tall shade trees, and heard nothing but the soft laughter of the leaves in the wind. Oh, I couldn't tell you a time more peaceful. After our secluded stroll, we found a snack bar, and refreshed ourselves on delicious chocolate cake. We then, rented a couple of bikes, and rode to Marie Antoinette's home, and to Hameau de la Reine, or The Queen's Hamlet. I could have stayed at The Queen's Hamlet for days. It is so picturesque with it's farm houses, vineyards, animals, and lakes. Really, I couldn't dream of anything more perfect. I kept thinking, if I could have a dream wedding anywhere in the world, it would be here.
It's actually quite difficult for me to go through these pictures, as I am back to the normalcy of life. I think the worst part about Paris is - once you've been there, you will dream about it the rest of your life. And your heart will seriously yearn for it. "Take me back..." it says. Take me back.