mother daughter Paris trip 3
by day 3 we were feeling like true Parisians. we had the metro system figured out and we just flowed with the masses - the chic masses I might add! yes, day 3 was the day the effortless style of the masses came into it’s own. this was the day we navigated the streets and were confronted with all manner of stylish individuals, both young and old, who drew many a lingering look from me. and maybe a secret picture. followed by an act of bravery in asking for a legal photograph that was mostly indulged but at other times graciously turned down. yes, day 3 was a day of discovering many many things about Paris and ourselves!.
first order of the day was the Rodin museum. being that we were traveling with two little people, Alicia and I had decided we weren’t going to bother with museum visits on this trip. we took these 2 to the RISD museum in Rhode Island once and in no time they were ready to leave. we weren’t flying halfway across the world and pay a pretty penny for people to moan about how underwhelming the Mona Lisa is. after a tip off from Alicia’s mum, we took exception to the Rodin museum. for the princely sum of 4euro per adult we were able to experience some of the best of Rodin’s sculptures in the museum garden. we had a lovely picnic lunch in the garden and then enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the gardens, appreciating the sculptures and the well maintained gardens. it turned into the best museum trip I can remember in along time. thanks mrs zullawack!
From the Rodin museum we walked to the Tuileries Garden. Alicia had learnt there was a trampoline there and we had everything crossed that it would be open. we had the best time there, getting to relax and just let the girls play a little. with all the little French kids running around expected our kids to make at least one connection. and they didn’t disappoint - they made friends with the one English girl in the park - go figure! from there we took a walk down the famous champs elysees. thanks to the guide book that Alicia used to point out interesting facts along the route, the window shopper in me was subdued.
and sit down they did!! after our busy day, we had an exciting trip to the outskirts of Paris for dinner at a restaurant run by one of Alicia’s friends. we had a fun journey on the metro and ubered it from the station to the restaurant. from the moment we arrived and I saw the decor, I knew we were in for a treat. the hospitality was second to none and the food did not disappoint. after a perfect day out and about we rode the metro back to our little corner of Paris.
another perfect day in Paris…