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A week in Paris

I’m writing this at 30k feet on a flight from Boston to Paris. We don’t have wifi which is fine with me since this is a red eye. I’ll post it when I land Saturday morning.

This past February Lauren and I celebrated our 15th year anniversary. We knew we wanted to go to Paris but didn’t want to go in February. That was the same month as school vacation and it was cold.

So here we are. On our way to have a week in Paris without the kids. This is actually the first time we have been away from them together for this long. I know we are going to miss them.

One thing is pretty clear to me. I need this vacation. I feel like I’ve been running a million miles an hour since January. My body is hurting and I’m simply wiped out. I also feel like I’m in a bit of a funk so this trip came at the perfect time.

I know Lauren needs this vacation as well. I don’t know how she does what she does every day. She is nothing short of amazing.

I am not going to do any work email this week. I set the “out of office” reply on gmail to say just that. I will likely blog but lightly. No music posts because I didn’t bring my laptop (which is a first for me). I did bring the ipad.

So aside from a single call into my partners meeting on Monday, I plan on taking a real, honest to goodness vacation. I don’t think I’ve done one of these in years. But im determined. I’ve got my running shoes, my panasonic gf-1 and a lot of sites to see, streets to walk, people to watch and places to eat.

And best of all I get to spend it with my wife. In Paris.

Perfect.