|The door to our apartment building|
When he came back with an itinerary flying through Paris, I got a wild hair... maybe we could save up enough money to be able to spend a few days in Paris with the kids. Knowing this would be the only trip like this we would ever get to take as a family, it seemed silly to get to Paris, only to spend a few hours in the airport and then fly on to Sierra Leone. I posed my idea to Asia and he agreed... so we asked the agent to arrange our layover to be a few days instead of a few hours.
|The five flights of stairs we climbed to |
get to our apartment
|Figuring out the metro - it took the kids about two trips |
and they were experts...
|The Bastille - this was the major landmark |
near our apartment...
|Waiting outside the Louvre|
It was a great time... and such an unexpected treat for us to be able to make it happen. The Goins in Paris... whodathunk?
|Making art interactive...|
|Loved hearing the kids' perspectives on what they saw in the Louvre|
|Inside Ste. Chapelle - my favorite church in Paris|
|Outside Notre Dame|
|Inside Notre Dame|
|E. feeding the birds outside Notre Dame|
|Ah - the lovely Tour Eiffel...|
|Hanging out on the tower... of course we went to the top!|
|We were amazed to see the distance to Freetown notated inside the Eiffel Tower...|
|Jumping at the Arc de Triomphe... I had to get at least one jumping shot...|
|I loved this sign at Sacre Coeur...|
|Getting some lunch in Montmartre|
|Baguette sandwich, anyone?|
|E. chose a beret for his souvenir... so cute...|
|Love the Parisien way of shopping... buying just what you need for the day... no Costco here...|
|Goodbye, Paris... until next time...|