Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scootering to the Seine

Before we left for Paris I got to thinking about what our time here will mean to the kids. I thought how much I wish I had had this kind of experience when I was young, and hope they learn a lot and have nothing but good memories to take home with them. We had one of our first ones yesterday when the clouds of jet lag, along with the clouds outside, lifted.
Even though the boys had seen the top of the Eiffel Tower from their bedroom window, they wanted to see it up close. So, since we live just around the corner, we decided to take the scooters.

Walking by the Ecole Militare, and getting the hang of scootering in the big city.

Max looking like an old pro.

Getting closer to the tower.

A less common view from underneath.

Crossing the Pont d'léna, and the boys getting their first view of the Seine.

And, more exciting, a view of the Carousel de Paris.

Jack got to ride in the plane of Le Petit Prince (one of my favorite books, by the way).

But Max wanted to see what it was like going on the second story.

Then up the hill to the Palis de Chailot.

And, of course, the obligitory tourist shot.

Then down the hill and home again.

Just another day living in Paris. Looking forward to many more.