Here's a list of things our trip did not involve:
Here are some of the things it did offer us:
strictly regulated grass
some famous painting or other
|Cimetiere de Montparnasse|
|Louvre with cranes|
|Spot of rain in Montmartre|
|Jardins de Luxembourg - pelouse interdite|
|Jardins de Luxembourg - pelouse autorisee|
|Pompy Poo Centre (as referred to by Boys 1 and 2)|
|Mrs B carries out impromptu nit check at top of L'Arc de Triomphe|
|Mr B goes all arty with the camera|
It was great fun, we had a lot of laughs - some at my expense after I dragged everyone to the Telegraphe metro station as I had read on the internet there were great views from there. We arrive - yes, we are high up, views no, as we are surrounded by buildings. I imagine some geeks from MIT caught us on their net cam - "yay, Eric, we got some more losers who fell for the old Telegraph Metro joke.."
And the whole trip was not in vain either from an educational point of view - once we got home, Boy 2 modestly ventured that he could actually speak some French - and rattled off,
"Peux-je aller aux toilettes, s'il vous plait Madame?"
My bosom swelleth, as they say.