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On Winning the World Cup As An Underdog
Big Guy Car Guy / France / Travel

On Winning the World Cup As An Underdog

I know this stretch well. I’ve driven it on sunny Sunday mornings and foggy AF Tuesday afternoons too, as my two daughters merrily rolled along taking selfies in the 2nd and 3rd rows but also alone and lonely with a spinning head pushing dangerous thoughts with more passive-aggression than a […]

The comforting quiet of a European city on a sunny Sunday afternoon
France / Travel

The comforting quiet of a European city on a sunny Sunday afternoon

The guy at the register seemed excited to practice his English so I dropped any pretense of having worked on my French. He smiled and handed me my change, 37.20 from a 50, the last of the twelve I’d withdrawn from an ATM in Le Havre 9 days ago. His […]

Luxembourg Gardens
France / Travel

Luxembourg Gardens

The crown jewel of the Paris city parks. This place is just wonderful. I wish we spent the better part of each day here, as it was a block from our apartment on Rue Vavin. Here is a picture of our daughter walking her baby doll (Baby Betty) into the […]

Coming to an End
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Coming to an End

OWTK is winding down our France Vacation. Over the past couple days we have been doing very little, which has been nice. The previous 48 hours saw us taking family naps, stopping by the Eiffel Tower one last time, hanging out in Luxembourg Gardens, riding the old fashioned carsoussel there, […]

A Better Afternoon
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A Better Afternoon

The rain has ended in Paris. We got out of the apartment after a little nap and took a long walk through Luxembourg Gardens (where we will be spending most of Wednesday), up to the Pantheon, through the Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter, and St. Germain de Pres. We had […]

Rain, Clouds and more Rain
France / Travel

Rain, Clouds and more Rain

The weather here in Paris has been pretty unaccommodating. Carrying an umbrella everywhere and wearing jackets and sweatshirts only to have it not rain and be so incredibly warm inside the metro and the some of the shops/buildings, like Notre Dame is extremely frustrating. When it has rained, it has […]

Sunday in Paris – The Afternoon
France / Travel

Sunday in Paris – The Afternoon

We pushed ourselves and our daughter pretty hard today. We were faced with the possibility of this being the only sunny/clear/pleasant day during our week in Paris. So, naturally we wanted to see the outdoor stuff and ride up to the top of the Eiffel Tower (and see the city […]

Sunday in Paris – The Morning
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Sunday in Paris – The Morning

What a day! We saw and did so much today, our first full one in Paris. There are so many pictures from Sunday – I am going to split them into a couple seperate posts. This first one will cover our morning at the Louvre. As I mentioned before, the […]

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