Bonjour, Paris!

After 15 hours of travel and arriving into Paris late last night, we spent the night at a hotel pretty much right at the airport.  Though sort of accidental, it worked out well.  We all got a good night’s rest before making our way into the city and therefore had {slightly} more patience while tackling the not so stroller-friendly train system.  We arrived at the flat Brad and I stayed at during our very first spring break abroad just before lunchtime, got somewhat settled, and then headed out on the day’s adventures – walking down cobblestone streets, soaking in the sunshine, admiring cherry blossom trees, eating baguettes wrapped in brown paper, and stopping at parks and playgrounds along the way.  This was our day…

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A bedroom with a view.

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May as well take advantage of the yet-to-be made bed.

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Off on a walk, croissant in hand.

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A little piece of Vancouver right here in Paris.

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Nature hunting.  {We now have a stroller basket full of leaves, blossoms, and pinecones.}

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Falling petals calls for dancing.

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‘Ooooh – what’s this, Mama?’

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Petal head.

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There are about 20 more just like this.

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Play time.



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Okay, maybe more than 20.

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Saturday market.

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Gracen’s treat of choice – a kilo of fresh strawberries.

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Along the Seine.

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From below.

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Gorgeous flowers in a park along the river.

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There were a few stops like this one…

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You can’t eat enough bread in Paris.

We ended our day by stocking our fridge, cooking dinner at the flat, and tucking our little lady into a giant bed before settling down to a movie for two.  A lovely first day of vacation…

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