It didn't last very long and the kids will not be getting a snow day....oh yeah...it's Friday anyway.
Yesterday I had a fun day with Christelle. Lots of talking and walking. We started out at Place de la Bastille.
This monument is surrounded by a roundabout that is at least a six-car width. No official lanes...it is who ever has the most nerve to move! I guess there is some kind of protocol for drivers. I do know for most of the major roundabouts in Paris the drivers in the roundabout have to yield to drivers with green lights to enter from side streets. I have to mention roundabouts because we have a couple of small roundabouts in the Anchorage area that people complain about and after being here...I have a different perspective...bring on the roundabouts! Europe has an absolute ton of roundabouts. Somehow they work very effectively...it is a mystery. I think it is an example of fewer rules getting in the way of common sense.
The Bastille prison was completely dismantled over the course of a year during the French Revolution. This monument is called the July Column and rests on the spot of the Bastille. It commemorates a second revolution in 1830.
The walk continued...and I failed to take a picture of our cool walking spot. That just means I will have to go back. But...along the way we found a needlework shop and I bought an adorable kit...here's the shop sample.
Of course you recognize the Eiffel Tower or la Tour Eiffel. It is grouped with the Arc de Triomphe and Sacré Coeur.
We hunted down an antique shop...no old sewing machine finds. More walking and then the rain increased...our luck with the weather was running out. After getting on the metro and relocating to a different part of the city....we had a wonderful lunch at an Italian restaurant.
Christelle's pedometer says she walked 13 kilometers...I was with her for most of that! I was sore this morning when I got out of bed but I certainly enjoyed our outing.
I was glued to the couch the rest of day where I worked on my latest stocking kit.
Just a few more accessories to add: bowl of popcorn, mug of hot cocoa, a football and a football helmet.