Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Vacation

Melané and Leila departing Paris for the beginning of their summer vacation!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cousins abroad!

I have not seen David in many years in the US, but we managed to meet in Paris for lunch.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fashion Museum of Paris

Paris has lots of museums and lots of fashion, so of course there is a fashion museum!

Arc de Triomphe

It's been six months since I first arrived and the Arc still looks great!

French National Maritime Museum

I had the chance yesterday to explore the French National Maritime Museum. It is one of the oldest maritime museums in the world, dating back to 1752. I saw lots of great ideas for figureheads for the Trollop, though the gold ones would certainly throw off the balance of our little boat! The museum also houses the Jules Verne trophy for yachts that sail around the world in less than 80 days. The trophy floats in air above a mirror base, which has inscriptions of previous winners including people we have met sailing. I posted the photos here.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

World cup fever in Paris

Giant screens are set up around the city for people to watch the games over the next month.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Leila Birthday Dinner

Leila chose to have her birthday dinner with her friend Hermoine.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Notre Dame et notres amis

Laurie and Bruno are visiting for the weekend. The weather is perfect and the sun is still shining at 8:30.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


The Acropolis is the same as during our last visit. The only difference is there was a guy in front claiming to be the prime minister who was offering to sell this place for American dollars.