A Second Time in Paris
France / Paris

A Second Time in Paris

The first time around, as we walked down Quai Anatole France, the girls chattering away, looking at things like pigeons and trying to identify that yummy food smell.  I looked longingly at Musee d’Orsay as we walked by, knowing I wouldn’t be going in. When we were in Paris this past summer with our girls, … Continue reading

Views on Eiffel
France / Paris / Photo Essays

Views on Eiffel

It may be one of the most photographed structures in the world… but that doesn’t mean I can’t add a few of my own.  I actually have no clue how many photographs I took of the Eiffel Tower while in Paris, let’s just say there are some who probably think too many.  And they are … Continue reading

Doors of Paris
France / Paris / Photo Essays

Doors of Paris

As we arrived at our apartment in Paris, I immediately loved the door we entered through from the street.  It was big, and green, and heavy, and I just thought it was great.   But then we got into the interior courtyard, and this was our interior entrance…   This is one of the things … Continue reading

Paris and the Eiffel Tower
France / Paris

Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Three AM local time in California, my phone alarm went off.  I turned over in bed, bleary-eyed fumbling to shut off the noise, and with the same lack of coordination pulled my laptop onto the bed, booting it up.  From the depth of darkness beside me, Scotty rolled his face away from the glare, not … Continue reading

A Paris Lazy Day
France / Paris

A Paris Lazy Day

We enjoy being together as a family.  We have fun together.  I like being with my kids, as unlikely as that may seem according to popular TV.  However, I recognize that continuing to enjoy being together requires a certain amount of upkeep and maintenance.  So, in recognition of this, a solemn promise was made to … Continue reading