...and we have pictures to prove it! Wednesday we hopped on the train and headed into Paris with some new friends of ours from school. We live in a southern suburb, so it was about a 15 minute walk and a 20 minute train ride to the city. We went to a bookstore where are I bought a real French dictionary (meaning the definitions are in French too!) I was a little disappointed when I asked the lady where to find the specific dictionary in my best French and her answer was "Downstairs." Guess I'll have to keep working on the accent. The rest of the day we spent walking around the city and seeing the sights.
We didn't go in the Louvre this time (we'll save that for a date without Addie:)) but here we are at the really cool entrance.
We of course had to go to McDonalds while we were there. And wouldn't you know that the "Big" sandwich was described as the "taste of America returns." (at least I think that's what it says, it's only week 2)
The first train stop for us in the city is right here in front of Notre Dame (well, it stops it seems like 3 stories and a maze of stairs below, but we finally found our way up to the surface).
And here are Addie and her new friend Elias (she has discovered that she knows 2 Elias' now!) on the metro.
And if you are wondering why we went into Paris on a Wednesday, it is because they have this wonderful schedule here of 2 days on, one day off, 2 days on, 2 days off! Even the kids have Wednesdays off school. We really like it and hope to be able to use those days to keep doing cultural things and using our French.