Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Back from Paris
One month ago we sold our old house in Georgia, ending the year long battle we had with horrible tenants and ensuing problems that turned the house into the money pit. To finally celebrate, we were planning a short day trip down to Amesbury in southern England to see some relatively unknown stone circles. But on a whim Pedro surprised me with Eurostar train tickets to Paris instead! I've been wanting to take a short trip over there since Isabella was born because the speed train from London takes normally only an hour and half and we wouldn't have to deal with the hassle of flying. So with our neighbors watching the dogs, we were off. We had some trouble with seating on the train on the way there, but nothing a glass of champagne wouldn't cure! Our tickets included a full meal plus wine and champagne - it was SO nice. As for the rest of our trip, we had a lot of mishaps that made Pedro swear off ever going back to Paris again (I, on the other hand, hope to go back many times). In short, we visited the Rodin Museum and the Musee d'Orsay. The rest of the time we tried to relax and enjoy the gorgeous Parisian fall weather. I'm working on a brief slideshow so that should be up soon too.
In other news, Isabella turned 8 months old this weekend! To celebrate I bought her several adorable French wooden toys - (whether it was more for her or me, I don't know...) She is incredibly curious about everything and is quite the social little girl. No teeth yet and still not quite crawling. But once again, she was a very good little traveler.