off to paris!

notredamefor christmas, jeannie and i cashed in a bunch of airline miles and gave each other and our kids a pretty cool gift. max and jeannie leave today for a week in london; and liesl and i leave today for a week in paris. max has always wanted to see london (it is, after all, the location of so many kids’ stories, from peter pan to harry potter), and liesl has a dream of living in france someday.

we found a reasonably priced hotel near the eiffel tower, and have plans to see these places:
Notre-Dame
Sainte-Chapelle
Sacre Coeur
Versailles
Musée du Louvre
Musée national de l’Orangerie
Musée d’Orsay
Musée Rodin
Avenue de goblin (not much to see here, but it was a key part of a poem liesl learned in french class this year)
Arc de Triomphe
Champs Elysees
Eiffel tower
Catacombs

we come home late next wednesday night. i don’t expect to be on my blog much between now and then; but i have one or two posts timed to go up each day.

au revoir!

2 thoughts on “off to paris!”

  1. Marko, praying that you and Liesl have an amazing time, and that all four of you return home safely, with memories that last a lifetime!

  2. you probably won’t see this comment, but if you do, be sure to check out the really cool underground museum that’s below the area directly in front of notre dame. it has the ruins of a roman town on the old isle de la cite. totally worth the half hour or so to check it out if you’re headed to notre dame anyway.

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