Friday, July 15, 2011

Random Thoughts While Strolling Through Paris

I have never had such amazing food in all my life.  How do the French survive all the processed chain food when they visit the United States?  Wonderbread and Twinkies must be such a huge let down when you've lived with baguettes and Eclaire's your entire life.

Why is listening to little children whine in French so cute, and listening to little children whine in English so annoying?

I feel so out of place that I don't have a pair of Genie pants here in France.  EVERYONE is wearing them, including senior citizens.

I'm wishing that I had a baby just so I can buy French baby cloths.

I would swear that dogs in France bark differently than American dogs.

I don't know how the Tour de France guys ride over all those cobblestones for miles and miles.  My feet are killing me.

How can I get my home owner's association to approve real French shutters so I can put them on all my windows.

Pulling a huge suit case 4 miles in the rain is no fun, especially when you have to climb stairs in the subway.

I wonder if U.S. customs will notice if I try to sneak a wheel of cheese in my suitcase?

I never thought I would be lost on the streets of Paris at 1:00 a.m. on a street full of hookers.  Note to self, take away Matt's I-Pad and buy a map.

The view from the Eiffel Tower is incredible, even when the sky is gray.

Who knew that French crepes with lemon and sugar would taste so good after a 10 hour plane ride and a half a day of wandering the streets of Paris.

I never thought I would cry when I saw the work of Vincent Van Gogh up close and personal.

Boy, those pyramids at the Louvre are way smaller than I imagined.  (Just kidding, they were huge).



Kacy said...

I can't believe you guys are there right now. So jealous. I love reading Eden and Claire's updates on Facebook; sounds like you guys are having a blast. Tell everyone in the fam bonjour for me!

Eve said...

I am so happy for you! Eat an extra eclaire for moi!

AMCutler said...

What fun! Take some pictures of cute french baby clothes that I can try to sew for my girls. I would love that!

Doug and Kristen said...

I really can't believe you're in FRANCE right now! I hope someday I will be able to enjoy me some Europe fun and food but until another eclair for me!

Eunice said...

Sounds like you're having a great time. So, what do genie pants look like? Are they poofy and gathered at the bottom? When we were in Italy a few years all the men were wearing man capris. I'm going to 'friend' your kids so I can see their updates. Do you think they'll confirm?

Bethany said...

Hallelujah for eating crepes the French way! None of that strawberries and whipped cream crap. People don't know what they're missing. When you get back - I can give you my dad's crepe recipe if you want. He got it on his mission in Belgium.

Love the pictures!!

Jenni said...

genie pants?! maybe it is to hide the figure that is slowly disappearing because of all of the yummy food you are experiencing right now!? you must get some and then do our link up to "what i wore wednesday", would love to see what the american peeps have to say about that! heehee!