Saturday, February 24, 2007

I love Paris in the Winter

After a month's vacation we are finally back in our home in SA! So I've been a total slacker blogger so I'm going to start from the beginning! You know the song "I love Paris in the Springtime?" I can't remember if they have a line that says "I love Paris in the Winter" but...I do. I'd never been to Paris, but we had a 1 day layover to LA (how great is our God?) and it was breathtaking, and breathtakingly FREEZING! It actually snowed while we were there, which was absolutely stunning. After being in Africa, you pretty much forget what snow looks like!

Ok, so this is one of the most memorable moments in Paris. We walked from the Louvre to the Arc de Triumph (a very long walk!) and it was so cold that our faces were frozen. We stopped at a little booth French bakery thing called "Paul" and ordered a hot chocolate. It tasted like a pure melted decadent chocolate bar that was smoking hot. Life changing experience! We quickly learned the phrase "chocolate chaud" Yum.

The Louvre. We were there on a Tuesday, walked to the Louvre only to discover a sign that read: the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Nuts!

French cheese shop

Arc de Triumph

Clint as the Hunchback of Notre Dame

In the Notre Dame they had the "Book of Life" that you could write your name in. Pretty sad. This is Clint writing the gospel in the "Livre de Vie." It made me grateful that our names are written in the real book of life, not written with human hands... "He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels." Revelation 3:5

You have to pay 2 Euro to light a candle in Notre Dame, and there were hundreds lit.

Me amore!

1 comment:

HaysHitzeroth said...

So romantic!!! I love Paris! Don't you want to go back now? Your pictures are so perfect.