Saturday, September 1, 2012

Memories from France - France Day 1: April 15th & 16th 2011

I'm going to get a little nostalgic here because of the fact that my parents are going to France in less than a week - and I'm super jealous.  Plus, Steven informed me that he called out one of his friends via Facebook for knocking on France.  He simply stated that the food is incredible, that the people are friendly if you appreciate what they have to offer, and that the history is remarkable.  Don't knock it until you try it, in other words. Love that he loves where I come from (halfsies)! 

Mind you . . . I'm a bit more chubby . . . Ha!

As promised. . . I am going to document our France trip day by day!
We left the house on April 15th at around 3:45 am and didn't get to St. Die (where my Mom is from and where my relatives live) until 3:30 pm on April 16th! We were excited to be there but exhausted from all of our travels by car, plane, train, train, and car again! We were on a tight schedule. Upon arrival, we were greeted by my uncle Michel, cousin Sarah, and my Mami and Papi (my grandparents who I hadn't seen in 11 years)! When we got there, my uncle insisted that we stay up until 8:00pm that night so that we would be able to adjust to the time change. It was brutal and we were super tired. . .you can tell by the pictures. . . but my uncle was right, it helped with the jet-lag to stay up!

Our many flights to get to Paris!

Enjoying a Pain au Chocolat before catching the TGV to Nancy and then on to St. Die

Me on the TGV. . .the beautiful French countryside on our way to Nancy!

Saint-Die-des-Vosges, Lorraine Region of France - where my Mother grew up!

Some of the old architecture around St. Die

1 comment:

  1. Maybe someday Jake and I will make it to France, and hopefully you can advise me out of my French ignorance.