Again, we gave Vance the camera in Paris. This time, however, it was the iPhone camera instead of our expensive digital camera. Lesson learned. He amazed me again when I looked through his pictures, not just because they were actually straight and focused, but because I could see a huge city through his eyes. I… Continue reading Guest Blogger
Our last day was saved for Versailles. I had visions of my Easter clothing-clad children frolicking through the gardens. Didn’t happen. It was too chilly for them to wear their Easter garb, as we would be outside all day. Also, Versailles was CROWDED, as expected. When the kids woke up on Easter morning, I had… Continue reading Last Tango in Paris
Feeling grateful that we got to spend our rainy day yesterday surrounded by books in our language at our local library. The things you miss are always the small things.
On Saturday, we decided to be smarter and only plan one or two things to do so that we could let the day unfold with a more natural rhythm. We took our sweet time eating the amazing hotel breakfast. If all of us had full bellies when we left in the morning, it was much… Continue reading PARIS Day Two
Paris. Everyone knows it is a fabulous city, so I don’t know how much explaining I actually need to do. We were overwhelmed by the magnitude of sights to see and things to do but we had an amazing time. Once we got our bearings, it was an easy city to navigate. We are used… Continue reading PARIS Day One
Recently, we found another fun spot to explore in Scandiano. The Castle. Rocca die Boiardo. The history of it is fascinating. It was originally erected in 1315 and has had a few renovations since. One whole side of it is crumbling, and at first I thought it must have been attacked at some point. I… Continue reading The Dungeon