Friday, June 1, 2012

Paris Memories

School is out! The house is full of kids playing. As I am getting ready for another summer,  preparing the house for our two-month absence, my mind wanders back to our adventures last year.  The week we spent in Paris in particular.  

While we had visited Paris before, this was the first time we have taken the children.  Paris is so much about art, museums, and food. Young kids just do not appreciate these things.  Last summer, however, we thought the time was finally right. Our youngest just turned seven, and we figured he would be able to handle the long hours spent at various museums. 

Turns out we were right.  The kids loved Paris.  We spent a happy week exploring the city. Saw the sights, lots of art, wandered the streets, and ate many, many macaroons. 

Lovely flowers abound. This was at the Luxembourg Garden.

 Montparnasse in the rain. One of my favorite neighborhoods.

 Stained glass windows of Notre Dame

The kids got their portraits drawn on Montmartre.

Though the weather was a bit cool, we still explored Paris Plages along the Seine.

Macaroons! As delicious as they are pretty.

 The Eiffel Tower lit up at night with a thousand sparkling lights.  

The children loved Paris. They are ready to return. It will not be this summer, however. We have already made plans otherwise.  Where are we going, you ask? You will just have to wait and see.  I promise to check in from the road. Until then, aloha!

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