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Strasbourg Magic

It is perfect May weather in Strasbourg right now – warm and sunny, even hot, one minute, crashing thunder, lightning and pouring rain the next. One minute you are catching the last rays of the sun on the Strasbourg Cathedral, and the next, you are ducking into the nearest restaurant to get out of the rain, have a little wine and flammekeuchen, give the weather a chance to change once again and you are on your way.


Besides the fact that we always have a lot of fun in Strasbourg – it is a great town for walking – remember that shoe store that was closed for the holiday on Friday? I have French feet; German shoes are too wide, American shoes are too serious . . .but French shoes are always just right. We go again, first thing Saturday morning, and they have all the newest shoes in the yummiest colors and they have them all in my size!


Just look at these colors! Grape! Orange sherbet! Fuscia/raspberryt! I am not really so much a shoe person, but oh! When the right shoe comes along! I know it! AdventureMan waits patiently, smiling indulgently, as I try on almost everything in my size.

Looking at me seriously, he says “Buy what you want! Who knows when you will be back in Strasbourg? I insist, you must buy at least four pair!” (Now THAT is true love.)


Truly a magical day in Strasbourg. 🙂

May 12, 2009 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, ExPat Life, Family Issues, France, Marriage, Relationships, Shopping


  1. What is it with women and shoes? I demand a post explaining this affair 🙂

    Comment by ummel3yal | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. LOL, Ummel3yal, some things are from the heart, and defy logical explanation!

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  3. Suggesting multiple pairs of shoes – I ADORE AdventureMan! 😉 What colors did you get???

    Comment by sparkleplenty | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. I want to know if you stopped at only 4 pair?

    Comment by momcat | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  5. Sparkle & Momcat . . . two pair in practical, every day colors, and two pair in glorious outrageous colors. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  6. 4 pair of Arche shoes?? That IS true love (as if you could put a monetary value on TL!). I’ve enjoyed your recent posts. Our daughter J and son-in-law were engaged at Heidelburg castle and have a painting of precisely the same vista as your photo. Beautiful!

    Comment by grammy | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  7. Grammy 😉 SHHHHHHH! They are cheaper in France, and they last such a good long time and and and . . . did you see the colors???

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  8. Oh my sis and her hubby lived there, their first boy was born in Strasbourg. Its a nice cit… thought its been ages since I last was there. I still remember ordering diabolo fraise… all the time at cafes hehehe

    Comment by Ansam | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  9. Oh Ansam, what a great place to have a sis and hubby. 🙂 And – it is strawberry season! Je prefere le framboise. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 13, 2009 | Reply

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