French Sabbatical

My family's year in France…

Day 118 (26 October 2010) – Proving We’re in Paris

I suppose those of you that are more conspiracy minded could still say we staged this picture in a Hollywood movie lot or something, but I swear I took it today in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (that’s where it is, you know). And as Chloe commented, “This is the most touristy thing we’ve done since we arrived in France.” Indeed, that’s true. But when you consider any of the touristy things a person can do on the entire planet, having your picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower (yes, the one in Paris, France) has to rank in the top 2 or 3, right? And I think the accompanying text is usually something like this:

Dear Mom,

So the girls, Melinda and I visited the Eiffel Tower today. Man, I didn’t know it was so tall. And it’s amazing how much it looks like the pictures. The line to climb it was so long that we decided to skip that part. But we did take a lot of pictures. I asked the girls to pose with their backs to the camera, looking up at the tower from underneath it. Chloe asked, “Does the Eiffel Tower make my butt look big?” I think there is a right answer to that question. Anyway, after leaving the Eiffel Tower we rode around on the Metro. This guy climbed on at one point and started playing the accordion! Crazy. And inside a tunnel there was an orchestra playing classical music. This isn’t anything like Omaha. Can’t wait to see you when you come to visit in November. Don’t forget to bring the American measuring cups and candy corn. I hope dad is feeling better.

Love, Andy

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October 26, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. we saw a whole puppet show musical on the metro while we were there. it was incredible! i miss paris!

    Comment by dan gillmore | October 27, 2010 | Reply

  2. Candy corn, measuring cups. Where did that come from? I can hardly wait to get my picture taken – where at the horse races, of course.

    Comment by Granny | October 27, 2010 | Reply


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