Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sorely Behind in Blogging (a.k.a. April part 2)

So, hope you all weren't holding your breath from the last post to this one. (Sorry about that!) It's just, well, um...alright, no excuses. I just plain forgot to update. And I can't even blame it on being old either.

Anyway, without further ado, here's is Part 2 of K&R's visit to France!

Lest we forget who K and R are, here's a lovely shot of the two of them enjoying a Sunday afternoon in the Luxemburg Gardens:
The happy in-laws!
Now, off to Giverny!

You know, the home of this guy:
Claude Monet
We were truly blessed to have great weather that day. A little cloudy at first and then sun! We got to walk around Monet's gardens and even see his home.

The first thing you see when you enter.
 As we walked around the mini lake/pond where he painted his famous waterlilies, we came across his Japanese bridge!

This is what I call, "Monet in a nutshell"
 Continuing our walk, the air was lightly scented with the fragrance of Spring.

Mr. K's shot. He has a good eye, don't you think?
 Well, I know where Mr. K gets his good eye! Like Father, like Son!

The elusive K
As we left that day, I spied a gander of geese. No, not real geese (although that would have been cool). Topiary geese! How Beatrix Potter-esque!

I just keep thinking of the movie, "Miss Potter" when I see this
We had a lovely time and yes, we were sad to leave (who wouldn't be with all the gorgeous gardens around us!). But, we had something worth while to do that night: Dinner at Trocadero Plaza to see the Eiffel Tower!

Family shot!
If you can, eat at a cafe at Trocadero and then go see the Tower at night. So pretty. So worth it. Just do it!

 Even if a storm is coming in like we had that night.

The lighting is just neat!
We went to Disneyland the next day, but I didn't take any photos that day. Sorry! But, you can see the few I did take here.
And so the last day they were here, we went to, where else, Versailles Palace! They had seen the interior so we spent our day walking around the gardens and experiencing the loveliness that is Les Grandes Eaux Musicales (fountains running to Baroque music).

Daffodils anyone?
Some fountains for your fancy:

These last two aren't really fountains, but they were in an area with fountains...that counts for something, right?

It's called being in the right place at the right time.
To end the day, we had Italian Ice Cream (not gelato, basically soft serve) and it was YUMMY! 
Lucky for us, we could take a bus right back home from Versailles without all the hassel of driving.

Sidenote: I like the public transportation in France (when it isn't striking). When it works, it's perfect!

As I said, earlier, K and R left the next morning. 
Sad that they left? Yep, not a dry eye in the appartment after K's prayer. Happy that they came? You betcha!
Will we see them again soon? Yes indeedy. September can't come soon enough! And this time it'll be in CA!

Woo hoo! CA is GRRRREAT! (Still doesn't beat FL though...I love my home state). And congrats to the in-laws for selling their CT home. Exciting times!

Guess that's all for now!

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