A few pictures from my brief US visit. Spencer's Marine Boot camp graduation picture (Parris Island, SC), tree decorating, neighborhood decorations, historical Kensington photos, Grannie and her exercise class, Axel, Mitchell's new room, Dulles, back in Paris.
Spivak family in Paris
Levallois town hall and Christmas market, seafood market, drinks with Spivak's at Renaissance Hotel Wagram, dinner at traditional French bistro Sebillon Friday night Dec 23. Check out the food - oysters, marrow in the bone with toast, their famous leg of lamb carved tableside, and crêpes suzettes. Alex had his favorite fish soup for appetizer.
MORE pictures with the Spivak family around Paris
Sat December 24 - walking through the Christmas Market and manger scene again in our town, meeting up with the Spivak's to walk around town, buy cheese at Alleosse, have lunch (that's beet soup I am having, yum), metro to Moulin Rouge area, past the sex shops, up the steps of Montmartre and Sacre Coeur, drinks ouside facing the famous artist's square Place du Tertre (which was positively empty thank goodness otherwise it can be a miserable when mobbed), back down the hill and back to the hotel for wine and cheese, then out for dinner at a Thai place. Poor Vincent was so tired (no nap, walked all over Paris) that he fell asleep before his dinner arrived. He was very sad the next day when he remembered and we told him we hate his meal for him.