In May of 2009, my wife Sue and I visited Paris France for the first time. For me it was everything I imagined it would be.

The beauty, the romance and the sense of history come to life was absolutely amazing. Walking around the Eiffel tower was an experience that I shall never forget and one that I hope to experience again someday soon.

I could go on and on about how much I was in L-O-V-E with Paris but I will sum up the adventure with the one moment that made me feel so alive.

We had been walking around and it was overcast. The sky could not decide whether it wanted to rain or not. We were enjoying the sites and generally having a good time.

Then we came upon Alexander bridge…At the corners of the bridge stood magnificent towers each adorn with a gold plated statue on the top.

As we walked across, the sun at that precise moment made it’s presence be known and shone brilliantly through the clouds.

The sun beaming off the statues was a sight to behold and I had to capture my breath for the fleeting moment. I stopped dead in my tracks and took a moment to look around. The beauty of it all was…

Everywhere I looked I was witness to history, the Arc de triomphe, The Eiffel Tower, the sheer majesty of the magnificent decorations of the bridge. Wow…

It was truly the significant moment when this small town Windsor kid realized that he had come a LOooooonnnnnNG way in life and damn it was WONDERFUL to be alive.

It is a moment I will never forget…

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