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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Paris!

 5/21-5/24, 2011
We just got back from our first overnight trip since having Ava (that didn't involve spending the night with relatives or having surgeries)! Can you believe that! We decided that since we are pretty close to France, we would take a trip to Paris. 

Ava's favorite song right now is Hey Mickey by Toni Basil (although she thinks it is about Mickey Mouse). Sooooo, this was the entertainment that we got during our drive to Paris! Of course she had to change the lyrics a bit to include all of the clubhouse members :)
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Ava told me that her two favorite things about this trip were the pool and all of the pigeons! Haha, we could have seen/done those things here. Go figure!

That's us by the way!

Ava rode a motorcycle!

We saw this interesting road sign and figured that it had to mean something really exciting like perhaps if you continue to drive down this road your car will burst into flames. Well, when I got home I googled it and it isn't very exciting at all. It means that if you are carrying flammables/explosives you can't be on this road and it suggests an alternate route. :( Blah, how boring!

Digging for gold :)

We stopped at a Rainforest Cafe (I know, so not French) for a volcano. This is what a toddler looks like after she helps eat one and is put into a chocolatey, sugar coma. 

We didn't go to Disney Paris but we did stay in a hotel very close to it. So, of course we got to see lots of Mickey stuff. Here are some glasses that Ava got. 

Bet you didn't realize that there is a white Jackson 5 (on stilts, no less)!

Some pictures of the Louvre









Some pictures of the Eiffel Tower






We realized that it is tricky to drag a two year old through the city (especially one without many public restrooms). So we thought that a boat tour down the Seine River would be a good way to comfortably see a lot of the sites. These are some of the pictures from the tour.












These are of Notre Dame (from the boat tour). We had planned on going there as well but sadly, we ran out of time.


And some other random pics.




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