Enjoying a First Look at Paris as a Family
Well, the gang’s all here! From the first moment off the plane, it was all smiles.
They opted to be brave and very Parisian by riding the train home instead of taking a taxi!
We had a great first day, getting everyone settled in, answering a lot of questions, enduring some yawns, indulging in some naps, and eating dinner around our little “dining room” table.
We walked first to the river Seine as it represents the heart of what Paris is, then over to Notre Dame.
After dinner, the kids really wanted to see the Eiffel Tower, not to go up this time, just to catch the awesome view from the Place de Trocadero. The weather is just unbelievable, and last evening I don’t think I’ve seen the tower look so beautiful. My grandson, Andrew, has a new camera, actually a hand-me-down from his grandfather, and he’s learning to use it like an expert. He took this shot.
We ended the evening at Carrette, a lovely spot around the Trocadero, with ice cream and milkshakes for the kids.
Love this picture of Bernie and me as we ended the day, exhausted but very happy!
The “Purely Paris” Photo of the Day has to be this shot along the Seine: public bicycles. Nothing like a little exercise to enhance your stroll. These are new, or at least we’ve never seen them before.
Today, we’re off to Montmartre to soak up more of the glorious weather.
L & B
June 17, 2017 @ 12:29 pm
I can truly hear the joy in your voice as I read your words and views your photos. Can’t wait to see and hear more as the days unfold.
June 17, 2017 @ 1:08 pm
You two don’t look at all exhausted! Tell Chris hello for us, if he even remembers us old folks. Wish I could show him a pic of him and Jason as babes. Am sure they will fall in love with Paris as we did!🇫🇷❤️
June 17, 2017 @ 1:26 pm
What a joyful post to read/see!
Sounds like a perfect first day and the Eiffel Tower photo is brilliant. Love all the smiles too 🙂
Bonsoir to Paris and looking forward to hearing about your day in Montmartre!
June 17, 2017 @ 1:41 pm
Linda, so glad everyone one arrived safe and happy! I love the public bicycles!! I know you will have a wonderful time with that blessing of great weather. Jeanie
June 17, 2017 @ 1:46 pm
Pure joy seeing Chris and his family seeing ‘Bernie’s Paris’ for the first time! What an adventure and experience they will have to make memories of a lifetime to treasure! Love to all!!
June 17, 2017 @ 3:27 pm
What fun you’ll have! I hope the weather stays so perfect. Imagine the smiles when no one is tired! Wish we had some of those bikes in H’ville. I guess there’d be a long line but wow to those too. Can’t wait to hear more.
June 17, 2017 @ 4:55 pm
Andrew took a great shot of the Eiffel Tower! It’s hard to capture in all it’s glory. And Bernie’s shot of the Gargoyles is excellent. Exercise bikes are a great addition! Kudos all around!
June 18, 2017 @ 2:52 am
Yes, Andrew is doing so well with his camera!
June 17, 2017 @ 9:19 pm
Absolutely loving the beautiful photos and captivating stories of your Parisian adventures!
June 18, 2017 @ 2:53 am
Nice to hear that you are joining us!
June 18, 2017 @ 7:21 pm
Wow!!! Fantastic and clear shot of the Eiffel Tower – go Andrew!! I love Avery’s expression w her dessert…how do they do w everyday eating in Paris as kids?? And the bicycles; what a neat idea!
June 18, 2017 @ 8:26 pm
They are doing amazingly well with the food and seem to be enjoying most everything but the heat!
June 18, 2017 @ 11:08 pm
Terrific photos and sheer enjoyment with your family