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

Paris: Eiffel Tower
France / Paris

Paris: 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

Paris: Unscheduled
France / Paris

Paris: Unscheduled

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

Arriving in Paris
France / Paris

Arriving in Paris

We arrived in Paris, and Scott was excited to finally have his fear of the gypsies validated, as a guy offered us a cab, took my bag and walked away.  Obviously we stayed up with him, Scott and I shooting each other looks, wondering where this was going.  He started putting our bags in his … Continue reading

Reading:  Paris
France / Paris

Reading: Paris

I have less I’m reading for Paris.  Mostly because originally this trip was going to be London, and then Paris came along.  Actually originally this trip was going to be Ireland… it’s complicated.  Anyway, our Paris stay is also a bit shorter than London stay, so I’ve not gone as crazy with the reading.   … Continue reading