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The Last Metro – The Last 23 Steps

To find our way home – from Paris to our apartment in Montmorency, we must take any number of metros to Gare du Nord, where we get the PINK Train (as Olivia calls it) to the Enghien-les-Bains station – walk up the 23 steps to street level,  and head down the tiny lane,  of the tiny village,  to “home”.

Tonight, we took “The Last Metro” and  climbed the last 23 steps as this is our LAST night in PARIS.

Cover of "The Last Metro (Criterion Colle...

Cover of The Last Metro (Criterion Collection)

It’s already cool, the leaves are beginning to fall and I can’t believe a new season is around the corner already ………..

“To everything there is a time, a  season, a purpose under heaven ” —————–

It has been an incredible ride – and more  is  to  come – but now in the South…………..

NOTHING makes me happier, than to walk that LAST WALK down the lane to our apartment knowing MY KIDS walked it too; to remember the happiness on their faces when they looked at certain works of art; to know the sheets and the coat hangers were lovingly brought to us by my FL friend Amy, to know that the new friends we’ve made here in Paris, and at The American Church in Paris, will be with us the rest of our lives, to know that we, at our ages, could actually DO THIS, with everything that moving and working in a foreign  city entailed.

Here are a few memories of some of the best days of my life with my husband, and my family in the City of Lights that I am grateful beyond grateful to have had this opportunity…………………….


Gare du Nord, Paris Panoramamontage

Gare du Nord, Paris Panoramamontage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Station Gare du Nord, ligne 5 du métro de Pari...

Station Gare du Nord, ligne 5 du métro de Paris, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Andrew Wallace #

    Marti & David
    I’m proud to know such ambitious global citizens – you two are pretty inspiring. I wish you many more fantastic adventures!

    August 31, 2012
  2. DACO #

    Thanks for making a 40+ year dream come true……couldn’t have been possible without your love and encouragement. The best is yet to come!

    August 31, 2012
  3. penstruck1 #

    See, tomorrow always is the best day of your life, except for today.

    August 31, 2012
  4. Betty Wallace #

    Dear Marti, I surely enjoy your communications from France. What a blessing to have this opportunity and I can’t help being a bit envious. I love the European culture. I always said “Europe is Me”. Of course, I am and always will be a patriotic citizen and lover of America, but I think you know what I mean about Europe.

    Well, take care and enjoy your life there. Love, Betty

    August 31, 2012
  5. Sharon #

    What a wonderful journey!

    September 1, 2012

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