PARIS!!! This place is amazing. And when everyone is on the same page, and energy levels are in tune, we can take the city on and truly soak it in. Gonna make it a short post tonight... But we walked around 19km today and tried to get in as much as possible. Musee d'Orsay, Pont de Arts, Pantheon, a gelato stop, pomme frites, Luxembourg Gardens for lunch, Notre Dame cathedral (where P and I sat for the mass), the Louvre (where we lost Josiah for a bit) and finally home for some paninis, crepes, beer and the best four dollar bottle of wine ever.
We're trying to carefully balance the needs of the kids versus making sure they at least see some major things here without it being a major touristy thing. Honestly, it's kinda exhausting balancing everyone's needs, but today everyone was on board and we really got a good day in. It was a nice balance of being part of the city and also seeing some of those touristy things we just kinda have to see.
Notes from today:
The kiddos were beasts today. No complaints, moved through the city like old pros, and really took in everything around them.
The food. Oh my lord, the food. It doesn't matter if we sit for a meal or we grab it to go from a vendor, market or patisserie, it's all amazing.
There's no easy way to do this city in three days. No way.
I think we finally found our groove... Thankfully we have one more full day.
Did I mention the wine???
AND the baguettes and pastries???
We hit some parts of the city where it was speak French or go hungry. Proud to say we didn't go hungry.