Paris – 2000

My wife’s sister and her family came over for spring break and we went to Paris for a couple of days then returned back to London for a couple of days. They had a 7 year old son who was as “active” as Alexandra and they made quite a team. On the way over to France on the Eurostar, the train stopped in the Channel Tunnel for a while and the kids started getting restless and the some other people on the train yelled at them….they weren’t that bad but older people in Europe definitely had a view that kids should be seen and not heard.

We went to the Eiffel Tower at night – can’t remember why we went at night and the only any picture from the top I found was the kids eating.

We took the hop on / hop off bus around the city – the most memorable thing was the kids were bored and not sitting correctly and the bus rear-ended a car – both Alexandra and Christopher wacked their heads on the back on the hard bus seats…they started sitting correctly.

The plan was to finish the trip with a visit to the Louvre…but the sisters decided they preferred to have some wine instead of trying to force the kids for another museum visit (which had a long line), so we just let them run around outside the Louvre pyramid before catching the Eurostar.

(This was written during the Great Shutdown of 2020. My memory isn’t this good, used internet searches to fill in a lot of holes. If there’s huge fat foot below me, it not my fault – that an advertisement I can’t control).


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