Saturday, September 19, 2009

TechnoParade 2009

About an hour after our marathon walk, we hear loud thumping from outside. We opened the windows and to our delight the Techno Parade was going right past our apartment. The girls thought it was fun for about the 1st hour but by the time it ended 2 1/2 hours later Maya was pretty sick of it. The girls were standing in the widow and Gemma was dancing her little heart out. It was amazing the number of people who noticed her and waved. She was even video taped a few times. Early estimates were 650,000 people marching, dancing and yelling past our window. What a treat.

Eiffel Tower

Ever since Dora went to the Eiffel Tower, Maya has has wanted to go as well. So on day two we decided to make her dreams come true. Wow quite spectacular if I do say so myself. The lines were horrid going up inside so we just walked around the grounds and took a boat cruise on the Seine.

We had taken the Metro to the Eiffel Tower but decided to walk home. Interesting choice since it took us 3 1/2 hours to get home. On the bright side, I figured that was 11 activity points on Weight Watchers! We also found this strange green stuff that the girls liked to run on. Really nice, sure wish we had this in Qatar.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Notre Dame

We arrived around noon on Friday. After taking a brief rest we decided to go out for a walk, stretch our legs and see Paris. We literally just stumbled on Notre Dame. What a beautiful building. Once again Brian has done wonders finding us an Apartment in the perfect location.