Our Trip to Versailles

On Tuesday of our big Paris trip, we went to Versailles. We’d booked a tour with Blue Fox Travel on the recommendation of a friend, and I’ve written a review of our two Blue Fox tours over on KidsOutAndAbout.com. We were scheduled to meet our group at Gare St.-Lazare, and lucky for us, that was a … [Read more…]

Mom & J Quality Time

For Memorial Day Weekend, M had a soccer tournament out of town, so Cute W took her and J and I were left on our own. It was lovely, actually. On Friday night we were lazy, staying in and mining the freezer for dinner, then popping some popcorn and watching Queen of Katwe, which is … [Read more…]

More Paris! We Climb Some Stairs on Monday

Once again I received a delightful room service breakfast courtesy of Cute W, who went out extra-early with J to locate coffee, quiche, and pastries while M and I slept in. Monday was cloudy with intermittent rain as we started walking up the Champs-Elysées, so we’d duck into a covered arcade whenever it rained bit … [Read more…]

Planning A Trip to Paris

The thing about traveling on a big vacation is to do enough planning ahead so that you’ve got a little structure and don’t miss the Coolest Stuff but leave yourself flexibility and enough playtime so that it doesn’t become a Death March. So I looked for tour places that had excellent reviews and contacted them … [Read more…]

Meanwhile, Here At Home

It’s been crazy. Shortly after we arrived we had a visit from Grandma and Grandpa, and Cute W’s had a whole series of meetings and presentations all over the state. I’ve been catching up and haven’t entirely gotten my groove back. But I’m trying to get there soon. The other day, Thursday, I was exceptionally … [Read more…]

Easter Sunday in Paris

Our first full day in Paris was Easter Sunday, a holiday that we basically skipped celebrating for our vacation. We are not ever the most pious folks, and though we visited several churches throughout the week, we attended no services. I also warned the girls that the Easter Bunny had advised us that international basket … [Read more…]

Saturday: Wandering Paris

Even though it’s taken me forever to get to this, I promise that I haven’t been slacking off. Really. I’ve written three articles for KidsOutAndAbout.com. You can find them here: Eight Reasons Why Paris is Awesome for Kids Review of Blue Fox Travel Tours in Paris Review of Paris Charms & Secrets Tour As I … [Read more…]