Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scotland/France 2010

Here is a slideshow of our great European adventure! We had a wonderful time. Addie did pretty well on the flight over to Paris - en route to Edinburgh, France. We stayed with friends of ours whom we met in Prague many years ago. They were kind enough to let us stay at their home in Edinburgh. It was a nice way to start our vacation because we could rest up, get used to the new time change, and let Addie play with their beautiful little girls. Addie loved the new toys and the sheep that grazed near the backyard. Unfortunately she had some difficulty with the new time change. Thank you BJ for staying up with her in the middle of the night :) The best part of the Scotland trip was visiting a real farm. We were able to interact with the animals in their natural habitats. Addie got to feed the sheep, goats, horses, ducks, etc. She had a wonderful time!!! Next on the list was a quick journey to Paris. We arrived in the evening and went to a restaurant visited by Anthony Bourdain on one of his episodes. The steak and escargot was fabulous!!! We went up to the top of the Eiffel Tower after dinner and got to see the beautiful view of the city and the light show. The next day we took the bullet train to Strasbourg, France. I really enjoyed this final chapter of our trip. Strasbourg is a lovely town and the main square with the Cathedral of Notre-Dame was breath-taking. Since this town is so close to Germany - we were able to experience the German cuisine - who knew I loved SAUERKRAUT so much!!!! BJ was at meetings during the day - so Addie and I were able to spend time together at the local park and browsing through all of the little shops. It was a more relaxing trip than we were used to - but that is OKAY since we were traveling with a baby and a pregnant lady!!! The trip ended with a BANG when Addie, who was sooo good during the whole flight back to the USA, threw up all over BJ after the plane landed in NYC. Both were covered in stinky-ness and thank goodness it was time to exit the plane!!!!! All-in-all it was a wonderful family vacation and I am very happy that Addie was able to experience her first overseas trip without too much difficulty. It was also wonderful to take a European trip again - and this pregnant lady got to experience some good eating!!!!

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