Saturday, June 27, 2009

~France and England~

Bonjour!!

The girls and I and my mom on the Seine River in Paris

Over looking Paris from 59 stories above


This sums it all up


Lunch


The best Macaroons ever and Chocolate!!


Crepes at Notre Dame


Monet's Water Lily Pond


Arc de Triumphe


AMAZING!!


The gardens at Versailles


Notre Dame


Stained glass in Notre Dame


Sisters


Kenzie's photo of lilies at Monet's


Big Ben and Parliament

The London Eye

London Bridge




Hampton Court
Home of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn


Stone Henge

Just a few highlights from an incredible trip. It was so fun to share with my girls and my mom. We saw so much history, culture and filth. The girls enjoyed taking pictures of everything from flowers, buildings and doors. They enjoyed the vast contrast to America. Although it was smelly, dirty and gross at times; it was the trip of a lifetime.


They learned to ride the Metro and the Tube and did great! We were stranded on the french freeway for a couple hours and they made the best of it. We walked, ran, strolled, ate baguettes everyday for lunch and were exhausted at the end of each day.


Saw castles, palaces, cathedrals, changing of the guard at Buckingham, WICKED, countryside in France and England, rode the Eurostar and in the end got stuck in Chicago coming home.


This trip was amazing, incredible, exhausting, thrilling, frustrating and challenging. I will treasure this experience always. So much fun to have the girls and my mom along. Can't wait to go again!

3 comments:

Kara Jayne said...

so there's obviously a style gene in your family. how cute is your mom?! that trip truly sounds like a dream. i'm so happy for you.

stacey said...

didn't realize you mom was going. What a treasured memory. Glad you survived! Wish you were here

Anna said...

Brandee, what an amazing trip!