Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Paris Anniversary

So today, 4 years ago Miss Denise and I set out for our Paris Adventure. It was a so much fun, a real girls trip, something I will always remember. If you don't quite understand the list you'll have to pardon me as this is really catered to the fabulous Miss Denise...

This is a brief summary of what I remember:
We toured around,
ate delicious ham sandwiches,
saw the sites (Eiffel tower, Tomb of Napoleon, Arc de Triomph, Champs Elysees, The Louvre, Hotel des Invalides, Musee D'Orsay, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Montmatre, Tons of Metro Stops and moving sidewalks, Sainte Chapelle, Versailles (those cookies from the train station), am I forgetting anything?)
spent a lovely Valentines Day eating chinese,
soaked up the french atmosphere,
searched and searched for our fantastic scarves

jumped a high speed Thalys train to Brussels,
ate loads more (mmm, those waffles, those bizarre hot dogs, the Yop I drank for dinner daily, the Wasa crackers we gorged ourselves on, and the weird huge vending machines),
walked, walked and walked and thus happened to see a variety of European everything including: Grand Place, Le Bourse, EU Buildings, NATO buildings, Court Buildings, Mini Europe, Place du Sablon, Centraal Station and of course Le Manekin Pis)
Toured Ghent (the flowers)
Toured Brugges (the canals, Le Grand Place, the trees at the convent, the lace factory)
Toured Antwerp (the DIAMONDS!!)

Sadly Denise flew off to continue her European escapades in the UK, and I was to return to my crazy students. Good times indeed!

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