Many of the people who know me in real life know about my love of British royal history ... my guilty pleasure being literally any historical fiction novel based on Plantagenets, Tudors, etc. I also have an affection for French history, however, so this day made me a happy lady.
Naturally, I got to start my day off [...]
In a day marked by some great sightseeing, Thursday's top moment came not inside a great monument but just outside of it: sitting in a sweet little restaurant (Le Comptoir des Vins) just outside Fontevrault Abbey, having a great meal and two good glasses of wine and telling Owen the history of one of my favorite histor [...]
So picture this:
You are heading to your seat on what you hope will be a nice, relaxing 1.5 hour train ride to another city. You've got your laptop bag and plans to do a little work along the way.
And then you get to your seat.
A screaming 2-year-old is in your seat, valiantly resisting all efforts by her moth [...]
One of the best parts of traveling with little kids is seeing their unexpected delight at the most random things.
Tuesday may have been one of the kids' absolutely favorite days, and the chief reason wasn't the one I expected. We started off the day at Napoleon's Tomb and the Musee de l'Armee, part of a complex of b [...]
Chris, the kids and I just spent a fabulous eight days in France (celebrating my 30th birthday along the way) and it went even better than I could have hoped for. This was Chris' second and my fourth trip to Paris, but we were able to focus on the places that we hadn't been before so a lot of things we [...]