Monday, August 24, 2009

Bois de Vincennes and Parc Floral de Paris.
Last Sunday we went to the Bois de Vincennes and the Parc Floral of Paris. It was a hot, sunny day and we enjoyed walking around, looking at the Chateau, and all the beautiful flowers.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Alex and a sculpture in the Tuileries.

More fun last week.
Parc Monceau with Alex's friend Jamie. A sand pit and a big tree was being cut down.
The Tuileries and the playground and trampolines.
Then, on Wednesday we met Jamie and Carson at Cite des Enfants where the boys enjoyed the hands on work zone and water play area. It was really cool!
Then on Friday we walked all the way into town, ate and drank at a cafe, then walked to see La Tour Eiffel at night.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Exhibit at Musée des Arts et Métiers

Last week.
We've been taking walks to La Defense since the weather has been nice, and to meet JD for lunch.
Last weekend, we went to the Musée des Arts et Métiers which had lots of gadgets and inventions from several centuries.
The café was good, and Alex enjoyed running around the courtyard.
Then we met friends of JD's from Delaware at a cafe near Pompidou.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Last week.
Our Boulangerie/Patisserie is closed for August, so we made sure we had some desserts before they closed down.
A nice week in Paris, more playgrounds.
Alex and his friend Jamie from school met up in the garden of the Musee Rodin to play in the sand pit and run around.
Then we met JD for lunch in La Defense.
Later, Alex enjoyed playing pizza delivery boy.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Munich

Munich.
We just spent four days in Munich and had a great time. The pictures speak for themselves: Bavarian cuisine (beer, sausages, potatoes, pretzels), gardens (both of the flower and beer variety), architecture, squares, water fountains, fruit stands, bicycles, and swearing in ceremony for soldiers of the German Bundeswehr at Marienplatz complete with anti-war protestors.

JD even found an entire store devoted to the cookies from Vienna his Grandmother used to give him - Manner.

We also enjoyed the surfers in the Englischer Garten.