Wednesday, November 26, 2014

European Vacation--Travel Day

You may or may not have noticed the complete lack of blog posts here for the last three weeks.  I was keeping a secret.  Wingnut, Wingnut Jr., Lil' Lamb and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris, Rome, and Milan.  We've been planning this trip for months, and I can't believe it is already over!  It was absolutely wonderful.

For the next couple of weeks, my blog posts will be my journal entries from the trip and lots and lots of photos.  I was in photographer heaven.

November 9/10

--Travel Day

We were up and out the door by 4:30 am.  This was Lil' Lamb's first time flying and he was pretty excited (we were a bit nervous).  He did really well from Spokane to Seattle and he continued to be quite the trooper from Seattle to Chicago.  Of course, having an iPad along helped immensely.  He and Wingnut Jr. slept about 3 hours on the flight from Chicago to Paris.

As we flew into Paris, the sun was just rising.  We had a beautiful sunrise to start our first day in Europe.  We quickly cleared customs, grabbed our bags, withdrew some Euros and hired a taxi to take us to our hotel.  As it is low season for tourism in Europe, we were able to check into our room at 9:30m am.  We stayed at the Hilton in La Defense, which was extremely lovely and convenient to the Metro (there was a train station right under the hotel).  We showered, changed our clothes and purchased our 3 day passes for the Paris Metro.

Lil' Lamb was raring to go at 4:30 am.  We were in for a loooooooong day, but he and Wingnut Jr. were super troopers.

He may not look it, but he is actually smiling in this photo.  What a goof!  He did wonderfully on the three flights--1, 3, and 9 hours each.

Sunrise over Paris.

The view from our hotel, which was inside a huge upscale shopping mall and above a Metro station.

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Teresa said...

Wow, wish I'd known you were coming through Chicago--I'd have come to the airport and said hi if you had time!

Maurisa said...

LOL, Teresa! I didn't know you lived in Chicago! You know how it is though, you pretty much have to stay in the terminal unless you want to go through security again. Hope you are doing well. Am I right in assuming this is the Teresa (with the long tresses) I taught once not too long ago in Co-op?