Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Toussaint school vacation - US trip (Vincent) and Futuroscope (Alex)

Paris to Washington DC
Vincent and I visited Grannie for 9 days during Toussaint school vacation. It's always a whirlwind trip, but this time even more so.  Stay tuned for the exciting news! Also, Vincent took the training wheels off his bike.

I saw lots of Carrie and most of her family which was really nice - David, Mitchell (16), Natalie (13), Rose, Beth, Barb...we missed Spencer by a week, he will be home from Marine Corps Base Hawaii before he ships out to Okinawa in December.

Kathleen was also in town from Boston so we were able to visit with her and Mrs. Mudd.  Good times.  Last time I saw Kathleen was Lisbon, Portugal in July.  Dropped by Lynn's also and Delia made us do a talent show.

Alex had fun while he stayed in France with JD.  He went on a overnight trip with the Pre-Teen Club (Club PrĂ©-Ados) to  "Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques."  He took the TGV and they stayed in a hotel.

Air France Paris to Washington Mon Oct 23.  We took a later flight so there was no traffic to Grannie's, plus it was off season so customs was practically empty.  Lots of eating and bike riding and visiting Carrie where Vincent loved playing Natalie's ukulele, and Natalie made me a birthday cake.  Thank you Natalie!

Park, visit to KPSL, Continental Pizza, Halloween costume shopping, historic Kensington pictures, Vincent riding his bicycle without training wheels.

Saturday and Sunday
Busy weekend. Hit the ground running, met Carrie at Jamie's salon in Dupont Circle for haircuts.  Back to Kensington, to Costco with Carrie, lunch with Mrs. Mudd and Kathleen, over to Lynn's to visit where Delia organized a Talent Show. Sunday, around the Beltway with Carrie to meet Barb, Rose, and Beth at National Harbor where Barb was at a medical conference. Got to see Michelle also!  Snacks and drinks in the room, dinner at Old Hickory Steakhouse (thanks Barb, and for sharing your bottle of  La Crema with me).  Then catching up on some SNL videos.  So much fun.

more coming...

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