Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Introducing Petit-Guy

Please give a warm Parisian Welcome to our favorite mascot Petit Guy. You will see our friend with us wherever we go on our Adventure in the City of Lights.  Enjoy, he's quite the guy and shows up in the most unusual places,ways and quite possibly, attire.

Made it to Paris and moved in to the Apartment.

Good Parisan morning to all our friends and family.  Today is Tuesday June 30th and it's about 29C and very humid..

After a very long and sleepless night, we made it to a very tiny, unassuming airport called Charles de Gaulle.  We figure about 4 hours sleep in total so last night was rather a fog.  It took about 1 hour to get to our hotel but it was 1 block from the Champ de Elysees. WOW. First stop was the Arc de Tromiphe.  WOW again.  The sun was going down so we wandered underneath the roundabout to get to the actual monument, we circled around snapping about a million pics.  Very cool.  We dined at an outdoor cafe while people watching. Food was unassuming and quite expensive.  Frank tried a Picon Beirre - which was very sweet.  I had a Bordeaux red. Lisa stuck to the tried an true Smirnoff  Ice.  We wander back to the hotel for another drinkie-poo and crashed at 11:30 p.m.  Long, long, long day.

Today we arrived at our flat in Montmarde and are quickly settling into this funky little neighbourhood . Mind you we did spend some time looking for the recommended "Alleee" but we aren't sure of the directions, it's really humid here, so after a bit of bickering, we can back here to settle down.

Tomorrow looks to be the Versaille with Petit Trianon.  We still need to find the market to stock up on the essentials in life -wine and coke.  they stil sell coke in bottles!!!

The view from our windows of the Sacre Couer is unbelievable and is actually about a three minute walk from here.  After we gather our wits about us, I think another venture out is order.

Oh, by the way, Frank has already lost his glasses, almost his camera and we had "words" about what he really wanted to buy a Louis Vitton, only a 2300Euro watch - but you do get a 12% rebate when you leave Paris. Let's just put it this way, no watch for Frankie .

PS. My feet are huge!  They don't like being on a plane for 9 hours.  Oh what fun. Can't seem to figure out the picture piece yet, but I'll continue to try.

We are all safe and sound.  Having fun and trusting that you are all too.  Miss ya, love ya,talk again soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Our First trip to Paris - McKenna

Well today is the day. The McKenna \ Brown party is on its way. Flying out at midnight tonight. Almost ready to wet my pants I am so excited . No more sleeps till Paris.

I've been asked to bring back a funky fridge magnet, visit the Galleriza (sp?) go to the Notre Dame first thing in the morning and the best one yet, go to the top of the Eiffel Tower and spit off. That one will deserve a picture.

Look to our blog for updates on our trip.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Our First trip to Paris

On June 28th we leave for Paris . An 11 day journey that will take us to one of the most romantic spots in the world. I hope you will join us on our daily adventures