Babymoon in France

First off, for those who are wondering …



  1. a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.
    “on the eve of my third trimester, we boarded a plane for a week-long babymoon among the quiet canals of Amsterdam”

Just a few short weeks after moving into our new home, Jesse and I flew to France for a friend’s wedding. I was squarely in the second trimester and would hit the 20 week / halfway milestone while there. Perfect time for a babymoon!

I’m not going to lie, basically a full day of travel each way driving to the airport, two flights, and a train was not fun. I did, however, get to see an amazing lightning show from my window seat.

Our itinerary started with a few days in Paris, then off to the Chateau for several days of the wedding and surrounding events, followed by a mini but aggressive road trip to southern France, the west coast, the Normandy region towards the north.

  • May 19-22: Paris
  • May 22-26: Chateau La Durantie
  • May 25-27: Carcassonne
  • May 27-28: Biarritz
  • May 28-29: Azay-le-Rideau
  • May 28-30: Mont St-Michel

This was Jesse’s first trip to Europe and my second, after having gone to Germany, Austria, and Italy for the TransAlpine Run last September.

More details to come!



I started running about three years ago. Until this time i had never considered myself a runner and actually hated running. I'm not sure what changed but i'm glad it did! I enjoy sharing my thoughts, training, and experiences through my blog and encouraging and supporting others in their running journeys. Since becoming a runner, I have completed a handful of half marathons, three full marathons, and four ultra marathons. However, my biggest accomplishments have been running the Rim2Rim2Rim in the Grand Canyon and completing a seven-day, 250km stage race in the Alps. These were adventures of a lifetime and something I had never imagined that I would do even in my wildest dreams!

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