Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The big reveal

I know some of you are wondering what the big birthday surprise was after all, so drum roll please.....

I thought it was going to be an evening at the Chateau de Versailles for their fireworks & fountain show, but it turned out to be an afternoon and then fancy dinner at the Château d'Esclimont, about 45 minutes outside of Paris. 

We started off with a spin around the moat in a row boat - it was so peaceful, just us and a few quacky ducks.
Then we strolled around the grounds and watched numerous bridal parties take pictures:
And then we were a bit thirsty, so we checked out the bar/lounge:
Until it was time for dinner:
Here are our fancy menu choices:
We also had fancy wine to go with each of our courses.  I got the Dulcey for dessert, and they stuck a nice little happy birthday message on there:
So basically I was all worried about the "surprise" for nothing. I think I'm just not a surprise kind of gal - I like planning too much to not know what's going on.  But still, I should have trusted that C knew me well enough to come up with something I'd enjoy.  Plus, it was nice to just spend a few hours relaxing and doing nothing amid all of this crazy travel.

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