Saturday, August 30, 2008

Paris Day 2

This is a photo diary of day two in Paradise or Paris whichever you prefer. Our day started off at a bakery for Chocolate croissants of course, or a few tarts if you were Greg. We started at Notre Dame which I was totally in love with. Who knew that gargoyles could be so cool. We hiked all the way up the tower which was around 468 steps or so. It's a good thing we run every day ha ha. After Notre Dame we made a dash to the Musee D'Orsay unfortunately, it was closed because it was Monday. Very sad but it gives me an excuse to go back. After that it was on to the Eiffel Tower and a few hundred gypsies. The view is spectacular, the crowds are not. Then we made it to the Arche D' Triompe. When we were in Paris it just happened to be the final day of the Tour D' France and we just happened to be strolling the Champs D' Elysse at that time. Pretty cool although, most of the stores were closed by the timne we got there that afternoon. I think Jeff and Greg planned it this way. Well Paris was fantastic, but there were things we didn't get to because we ran out of time. I will include the awesome story of our departure from France tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Paris Day 1

This is our first day in Paris and we started at the Louvre, how could we not. Just think DaVinci code. First of all, there aren't any words to describe how large the Louvre is, second I think it would take at least a full week to see everything there. Since we had two days in Paris we attacked the map first thing and we picked out the most important things to see. Yes, this is the Mona Lisa and yes I was almost crushed trying to get close enough to take a picture of her. Just think about five hundred people in one room trying to see one small painting behind glass.... very hot and sweaty and way to many people pushing you over to get up close.

Europe 08

Apologies to all, yes it has been way to long since I have posted. Sorry, but we have been traveling most of the last month and I didn't have a computer with us. Greg and I just got back from an amazing trip to Europe with Jeff and Shelly. We traveled through France, Germany, Italy and through Austria. We spent 16 days having a great adventure. Most of the time I was there I kept saying why haven't we ever been here before, the only excuse I could think of has something to do with five kids and about ten years of dance trips every summer. Not that those dance trips weren't great as well, just a little less of the European beauty. There are many stories to tell but, they will have to come in stages. This is our first night in Paris which was amazing. I just had to show this picture of the restaurant and all of the tables in the torn up street. There was concrete and construction going on everywhere but it did not stop the Parisians from enjoying their Saturday night. Mind you that every woman is walking on this torn up street with stilettos on.