Tuesday, August 08, 2017

France 2017

It's been weeks since we've been back from our trip, and I'm just getting around to writing this now.  Where to begin?

The trip was everything we planned and hoped for!  And more, I'd say.  We spent 3 days in Paris exploring a number of locations such as the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, the Opera House, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower (of course!) and the banks of the Seine.  We also did a little bit of shopping at Galleries Lafayette.  On our third day in Paris, the local host for Uniworld visited our hotel to introduce herself to us and the other passengers who were staying at the same hotel. She was kind enough to drive us in her little car to MonteMarte where we had dinner and then walked/took the funicular to Sacre Coeur.

The river cruise itself was pretty special.  We embarked in Paris, visited Vernon, Les Andelys, Rouen (loved that city), Caudebec-en-Caux (Normandy Beaches), Rouen (back again), Mante-la-Jolie (Versailles) and then back to Paris.

The kids met many other children on the ship - there were about 30 kids on the boat which made it pretty fun.  The closest friends they made were from North Carolina, named Emily and Jackson.  The other kids they hung out with were Nick and Josh from Arizona.  I know the kids are trying to stay in touch via social media, so hopefully they will continue that.

I MUST go back to Paris, I need to also see more of the French



countryside.  It is so beautiful.  Eye candy.  It filled up my soul.

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