Saturday, June 25, 2011

Paris and Versailles

We decided to make one more trip to Paris this summer. We had our Disney passes and wanted to use them again before they expire in August. So, we decided to see some things that we hadn't before! We also drove this time into the city, instead of taking the metro, thinking that it would be easier and we'd be able to bring the stroller for the heavy baby instead of me strapping him on the whole day. Not sure it was any easier, I forget how hard parking is in the european cities! 
Le Moulin Rouge 
We headed up to see Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, and le Cimitiere de Pere-Laichons. We mostly drove around in the pouring rain, but saw some cool things anyways! 
Afterwards, we headed up to Versailles to brave the rain.
overlooking the Grand Canal at Versailles

having a chitchat about getting lost in the gardens!

The fountains were mesmerizing!

only my Emma :)

Apollo's Bath

Lumps wiped out and gave herself a really good gouge in the shin. :(

Inside the palace gates- they were SO golden, there's no other way to describe it!

See, I was there! Jay had the camera for .45 seconds, took 1 picture of me, then attempted several more, got frustrated with my camera, and handed it back over. :) So much for not juggling a squirmy baby AND the heavy camera!

The inside of the palace was SO ornate, it was breathtaking.

The famous Hall of Mirrors, and LOTS of people

The outside of the palace. 
This was my favorite part of the gardens. I could totally imagine being a court lady and wandering through here!
Beautiful, gorgeous, wish you were here!

On Sunday, we hit up Disney. The kids had a blast, but we seriously underestimated the crowds this weekend. We waited in line FOREVER and only did a handful of the rides. The kids each got to pick their favorites, plus Buzz Lightyear Ride, and a few quick lines and that was it. :( Emma loves the Dumbos and Harry likes the Haunted House, so we did those of course.

Jay and Memma driving at Autopia

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