Here is how it happened…
Vince and I were packing to go to his dad’s house in Alabama to see his wife and him for Christmas. I had had a few suspicions leading up to it, but my parents and Vince did such a great job convincing me, that I really thought we were going to his dad’s! I was totally grumpy when we got in the car and I realized we were not taking the highway to the airport, but we were in fact taking the route to his dads. About 30 minutes into our trip Vince told me to look around in the back seat for something he meant to bring to his Dad. I was totally oblivious (and figured out later) that he was trying to keep me from looking at the road signs to see that we were almost to the airport! When I finally realized we were pulling in to the airport, I was freaking out, and asking him what the heck was going on. He told me the airline had lost his bag on his last flight and we had to pick it up. At this point, obviously I didn’t believe him, but he wouldn’t tell me where we were going. We checked our bags and throughout the entire process, he told everyone in the airport who had to check our boarding passes that I didn’t know where we were going, so please don’t say anything about our destination. I was going CRAZY because I wanted to know so badly!
Finally we got to our gate and he told me I could guess where I thought we were going. I had already seen our passports when he showed them at check-in, so I guessed the first two romantic places I could think of: Paris and Italy. He just smiled and said, “we’re going to Paris!”
Here we are on the plane…I could hardly contain myself!
After an 8 hour flight, we arrived in Paris. It was December so it was COLD – but I swear to you I didn’t feel it. I couldn’t believe we were actually there! The whole thing felt surreal.
As soon as we checked in to our hotel-we went straight to the spa to have massages that Vince had arranged for us. It was lovely to relax after a long flight…especially since I was so nervous and excited!
We had a little nap and then walked around the city.
It was gorgeous. The city was decorated for Christmas which was just beautiful.
Up next….the proposal…and you won’t BELIEVE where he did it!
(and no, it has nothing to do with the Eiffel tower!)