Friday, August 10, 2012

The kiddo in Paris

Onward to more vacation photos:

We travelled through Paris on our way to and from the bike trip in France, mostly because the kiddo hadn't ever been there.  And Paris is a just a fun city to walk around.

Her singular goal was to climb the Eiffel tower, so we did.


We walked all over the place, searching out gargoyles

stained glass, 

flying buttresses,


and art.  It was entertaining to when we ran across this fountain by Niki de Sainte Phalle over near the Centre Pompidou because Nimue's immediate response was "There's a picture of that fountain in a book that I have!  I love that fountain!"  

We also ran across a giant mass and ordination of new priests at Notre Dame, complete with hundreds of people who didn't fit inside watching outside on big screens,

Chad's brother Frosty, who met us for most meals

lots of city bikes and bike lanes,

cobblestone repair,

a bridge covered in locks with people's names and anniversary dates,

and a raucous gay pride parade that made it challenging to get back to the hotel at the end of the day.

We all enjoyed ourselves, and by the end of if, Nimue was crazed.  Of course that is her normal state!

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