I’ve got a lovely little story to share with you. Want to make a cup of something iced and join me reminiscing over an adventure???
In October 2013, my brothers and I went on the trip of a life time. We spent two weeks touring Belgium, the Netherlands, and Paris. The three of us backpacked for the first time, enjoyed our first morsels of real Belgian chocolate (trust me, the hype doesn’t even come close to how good this stuff is), stayed with dear friends along the way, and saw so many wonderful, new things.
It was a trip of adventures, crossing things off of our bucket lists, and quality time together. In the short time we spent in Europe, we were determined to make as many memories as possible. We saw the Opera de Paris Garnier, or the Palais Garnier (which is famous for being the home of the Phantom of the Opera), walked past the Louve, and explored the Musee de Orsay. Let me tell you – gazing upon the Eiffel Tower while standing at its base is an incredible experience!
Out of the few days we spent in Paris and the many things we did and saw, one of my favorite memories is centered around having tea. It was a grey, drizzly day and we had been sightseeing for hours. We had finally found our way to the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and were wandering toward the Arc de Triomphe when we wandered into a little tea store. Tucked away in a white, two story historic building, the establishment provided wonderful respite from the rain and the hustle and bustle of the street.
We were so excited for tea time that we ordered two pots of tea – much to the waitress’ surprise. Josh, Zach, and I enjoyed a pot of a forest berry black tea and a pot of sweet almond green tea. All I had with me was my old iPhone, so forgive the bad pictures. 😉
We spent time chatting over this wonderful tea, musing about our trip thus far and making plans for its remainder.
Traveling with my brothers was one of the most exciting, memorable things I’ve ever done. I am beyond grateful for them, their wisdom and perspective, and their presence in my life!
So, here’s to reminiscing about European adventures!
We’d love to hear what your next adventure is in the comment section below (bonus points if the adventure includes tea!)