We are safely in Paris. The plane trip was uneventful, though cramped (how do people over 5’6″ ride in coach class?).  We spent the day walking in a large circle from our hotel to the Eiffel Tower, across the Seine, up streets lined with gorgeous apartment buildings to the Champs Elysees. Wow! By this time the sun had come out and our feet were hurting, so we sat in a friendly cafe on the Champs Elysees, ate pizza and drank cold Stella Artois beer. (Caroline ordered her first beer ever in a restaurant!) Once revived, we walked back to the hotel and now we’ve got our feet up for a couple hours before we go find some cool place for dinner. Having fun! Here are some photos from me below. We will upload Skye’s photos later.

Do scroll down and see the Ten Commandments of Trip Behavior we’ve come up with 🙂

The girls' touristy photo at the Eiffel Tower.

Tracey near the Eiffel Tower. Still gloomy and cloudy outside.

Caroline found her new favorite car: a Fiat

And Tracey has found her dream apartment (top floor)

OK, in the spirit of the KIDL’s wonderful 10 Commandments, we have agreed on 10 Commandments of Trip Behavior:

1. Try not to act like Americans.

2. Curfews, when established, must be abided by.

3. Two museums, at least, must be visited.

4. Profanity (the F-word) is only to be accepted once per day. Violations will incur a $1 fee to be paid to the first to shout “Violation!”

5. Each daughter has the right to politely point out when her mother is being bossy or micro-managing her life.

6. Should any person drink too much in an evening, she must abstain from all alcohol the next day. This will be determined by a majority vote (that is, everyone else).

7. Only 18-year-olds may go topless on the Barcelona beaches.

8. No flamenco dancing or singing is allowed.

9. No rushing.

10. Everyone has the right to decline an activity and rest at the hotel if they wish.

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One Response to Paris!

  1. Marisa says:

    oooooh, caroline, the new fiat 500 is here in the US and I want one too. love the pics. love the commandments. hope to hear more from you all. love, marisa

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