You will not gain any weight from this post.
What a better way to end the posts on our vacation then to end it with chocolate. The last day that Mr. Broad and I were in town, he had the GENIUS! idea of doing a self-guided chocolate tour. (Did I find a catch or what?) A great way to get off the beaten path and just explore more areas. And Chocolate.
PS- Thank you David Lebovitz for all the suggestions.
PPS- Salted Caramels: you rock.
We walked around to a lot of recommended chocolate stores mainly to see their window fronts or to take in the smells. The windows were all decked for Easter with each store outdoing the next. I took some pictures to share because I'm sure you care.
To be frank, it may be my Jewish roots but I don't get the connection of Easter to some of the chocolate displays (beavers?) Regardless it was impressive all the same.
These eggs were filled with chocolate. Not sure how they did it but you could buy them for $30. Wait, it's now occurring to me that the shell is also chocolate. OOH...
Okay, they looked pretty real but I'm not sure...
Little bunnies, ducks, and chicks inside one of the stores.
There were larger turtles than this one, but this chocolate turtle would set you back over $100...
The answer is yes.
Okay, this wasn't chocolate store, but check out the pastries. And note the large macaroons which are pretty wonderful.
Paris and Spain were wonderful. A beautiful vacation that was heightened by the scenery, the food, and the culture. Oh and the wine. Right. Speaking of- I thought I'd include some pictures from La Rioja region that didn't make any of the blog posts.
This winery was designed by Frank Gehry. The same guy that did the Guggenheim in Bilboa and lots of other famous buildings. It is also one of these world class hotels that we tried to get into but there was some Peugeot car conference. We still enjoyed the wine tour.
Aah what a vacation.
We're already brainstorming for our next vacation. All recommendations welcome- we're thinking beaches.
Mr. Broad wants to go with Colombia. Yes, the coffee, kidnapping South America capital. It's supposed to be the new Caribbean hotspot.
I'm taking other suggestions.