My family was delightful and extremely generous. We were lucky to taste many fine meals and delicious pastries (courtesy of Eddy, the family pastry chef). Jeff was also the kids favorite since he never seemed to tire of playing football. I miss them all already and am looking forward to Karine & Jean David's visit next summer.
From Grenoble we traveled to Paris...and Bryan met us! It was nice to have a familiar, English speaking face to talk to. We all really love Paris (Bryan goes every Spring-starting last year) and were very impressed with their Metro system. I think I, personally, would have enjoyed Paris more if it came at the beginning of our trip...I'm finding that with so much to see one can get a bit burnt out. It was great, nonetheless, and I'm happy to say that I've been!
Uncle Charles and me
Watch out Joey! Those fries are HOT!
Château de Vizille, one of the places the French Revolution started.
The kids in their play clothes...Spiderman, pirate, and tortue de ninja.
Looks like he's serious...
Our shadow in the Bastille gondolas.
My parents met in Grenoble- my Mom's living quarters were on the left and my Dad's on the right in the Olympic Village.
Michael, Joey, Mattis, and Jeremy
Karine & Jean David
Valerie & Eddy
The view from Karl & Valentina's backyard- breathtaking!
Valentina- she's pregnant and due in July!
Valentina & Karl
The Eiffel Tower
Bryan is here!
Bryan left his mark last April...on a bench near the Louvre. Still there!
La Gioconda (also known as the Mona Lisa)
Arch de Triumph
Bryan & Jeff at Montematre- the last village in Paris.
Someone got pooped on...but I'm not saying who...
My favorite Parisian beverage.