July 17, 2015

Boys' Trip to France

Another highlight for March 2015 was the long weekend trip Ted took with Tobin and Arden to France! While we had hoped/planned to do a huge family road trip encompassing Normandy and Paris among other places, that dream burst when the transmission on our Suburban died last summer. We waited 100 days for the repairs to be complete, but the added expense of the part having to be shipped overseas, plus the lost time, made us realize that we were going to have to revamp our plans. So instead of all of us going, we decided to let Ted take the older boys to share some quality time and make some great memories. What an opportunity for homeschooling history buffs!

The boys flew to Paris the Thursday before Ted's birthday and drove a rental car to Bayeux. They got to see the Bayeux Tapestry--amazing!! Then Friday they spent touring various places around Normandy. While I'm definitely bummed that I didn't get to go, I know this trip meant so much more to Ted, being such a history lover, and I'm thankful he had the chance to share the experience with our older boys. Friday evening they drove back to Paris so they could be ready for a full schedule on Saturday: the palace at Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. (Don't you think they could have squeezed in a few more stops, lol?!) And then Sunday was travel-home day. I think they got their money's worth out of those plane tickets!!

Arden by the palace of Versailles
The Louvre
Mona Lisa!
Hard Rock Cafe--a dinner worth waiting for!

Tobin and Ted in front of Notre Dame

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