Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A few days in Paris

July 6 Mon:
After the wedding, we spent a few days in Paris with the Wong and Ginn family (I am the oldest of two siblings, Cami & Chase). My friend from grad school, Liana, and Chase’s friend, Jack, also joined us. Ah Paris, I miss the pastries already!

I went out with Liana on her birthday, and we basically meandered around the city trying to find the “cuteness” (a cute place to eat lunch) with a bit of shopping and much needed catching up.

In front of the Saint Laurent church.

The birthday girl and her birthday snails!
Marc went to the Louvre with my family. It was very crowded, but they got to see the big ones (Mona Lisa, winged victory, etc.). We decided to meet at McDonalds for lunch though everyone got a bit lost. McDonalds became a recurring theme/eating spot for my family, and I’ll admit--I had a burger or two (the disgrace!).

Visit to Montmarte, the highest peak in Paris.

Just a couple of dancers at the Moulin Rouge.

July 7 Tues:
We made an early morning visit to the Eiffel Tower. Then we had to take our mandatory goofy photos in front of the tower.  
How romantic.
A flattering family portrait.
Finally perfected our jumping photo!
The "kids" visited the Orsay Museum (which was built in an old train station).

Visit to the Parisian catacombs. The line was long so we spent time working out riddles (message me if you have any, I love me a good riddle). The catacombs themselves were quite creepy with the remains of about 6 million people. The bones appeared to be stack up at least 6 feet high and maybe 20-30 feet deep.

Some of us were more fearful than others.

July 8 Wed:
Visit to Versailles Palace (sans Dad). Turns out it is quite cold, so Cam and I share an oversized cardigan, and got more than a few stares from fellow tourists.


The regal halls were beautiful, as expected, but actually we really enjoyed walking around Marie Antoinette’s faux peasant village.
Faux lake and faux adorable village.
Just a couple of statues, trying to blend in.

Went shopping with Cam at Les Halles mall, but underestimate the time and end up sprinting through Paris to dinner at Robert et Louise steak restaurant.

Mmm, freshly grilled meat.


  1. I love the picture of the lady mugging us at the restaurant.

  2. Looks like you and the family had so. much. FUN! Hope the laughs and goofiness continue. Can't wait to hear about the next leg of the trip!!