Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dag 3 og 4 i Paris ... Day 3 and 4 in Paris

Dag 3 var Valentines Dag. Jeg arbejdede imens Mads tog toget til Paris for hans dag at udforske den Louvre. Imens han var der, mødte han en meget berømt kvinde, mange mennesker fra Egypten og en græsk dame. Han gik mange kilometer igennem den Louvre og stadig så ikke alting!

Day 3 was Valentine´s Day. I worked while Mads took the train into Paris for his day to explore the Louvre. While he was there, he met a really famous woman, lots of folks from Egypt and some Greek lady. He walked many miles throughout the Louvre and still did not see everything!




Efter jeg var færdig med mit arbejde tog jeg toget ind til byen og mødte min Valentine. Vi gik igennem de små gader af centrum Paris, vi spiste crepes med Nutella og banane (efter min og Jess´ mening, er det den bedste franskmad!!!!) og drak kaffe i cafe lige ned fra Eiffel Tårnet og vi havde en perfekt romantisk Valentines aften! Selvfølgelig var det speciel at have vores Valentines dag i Paris, men Mads og jeg er ikke "indbildning" mennesker. Vi er meget lykkelig med små ting--ligesom spiser 50kr crepe sammen med en god kop kaffe. Eiffel Tårnet bagved os var lige en bonus!

After I was finished with my conference work, I took the train into town and met my Valentine there. We walked through the small streets of downtown Paris, we ate banana & Nutella crepes (which Jess and I both believe to be the greatest French food ever!!) and drank coffee in a cafe across the street from the Eiffel Tower and we had the most perfect and romantic Valentine´s evening. Of course it was special to have our Valentine´s Day in Paris, but Mads and I are not "fancy" people. We are very content with the small things--like eating a $10 crepe together with a good cup of coffee. The Eiffel Tower behind us was just a bonus!

Kan du forestille dig hvor meget denne lelighed koster med en udsigt af Eiffel tårnet?!
Can you imagine how much this apartment costs with its view of the Eiffel tower?!
Jeg har læst om en ny cykler kampagn i Frankrig og jeg var glad at se det var sandt at franskerne bliver mere grønne!

I have read about a new biking campaign in France and I was glad to see that it was true that the French really are becoming more green!
Vi så ikke show hos Moulin Rouge fordi jeg er ikke så spændt at se nøgene kvinde danser og tjener mad! Dog, har frankrig EN vindmøller så du kan være sikert at jeg har et billede af det!

We did not see a show at Moulin Rouge because I am not so excited to see naked (including partially naked) women dancing and serving food! However, France has ONE windmill and you can be certain that I have a picture of it!
Imens jeg arbejdede i søndags, havde Mads en mere plan... at gå til toppen af Eiffel tårnet. Han prøvede at gå i lørdags men den tredje etage var lukket (og han ønskede at gå hele vej til toppen!), så han tog toget i søndags til Eiffel tårnet for en mere chance! Se hans billeder og gæt hvis han gik til toppen! Vi havde en dejlig tur til Paris og Albert havde en rigtig god tid hos Farmor og Farfar men det var så godt at være hjemme igen med alle 4 af os! Jeg er sikker på at Emmitt savnede os fordi han har været så hyggelig med os siden vi kom tilbage! Vores næste tur er til london i april men før turen, kommer noget bedre!! Jess kommer til Danmark om to uger ....lige i tid for min fødselsdag! Den perfekte fødselsdag gave!

While I worked on Sunday Mads had one more plan....to go to the top of the Eiffel tower. He tried to do it on Saturday but the third level was closed (and he only wanted to go up if he could go ALL the way up!), so he took the train to the Eiffel tower on Sunday morning for one more chance! Take a look at his pics and see if he made it to the top! We had a wonderful trip to Paris and Albert had a great time with Farmor and Farfar, but it was so good for all 4 of us to be back home together again! I am certain Emmitt missed us because he has been quite snuggly since then! Our next trip is to London in april but before that trip, something better is coming! Jess arrives in Denmark in two weeks....just in time for my birthday! The perfect birthday gift!

9 comments:

Bluefish said...

Oh la la, c'est magnifique!

I long to visit Paris one day...it looks like an amazing city.

Amy said...

Oh the Mona Lisa!!! Wow...I'm jealous- Paris is definitely on my to do list before I die...and thanks for the tip about the banana and nutella crepes. Sounds....interesting but if you recommend it I'll try it when I get to Paris...

And LONDON in April and weren't you going to the states also? Has Mads found a new job? What about house hunting anything new there? Lots happening in your life- pretty soon you'll be ready to reflect on your first year in Denmark...sounds great so far!!!

Archaeogoddess said...

I'm a wuss. That last photo is making my head spin. I'm so glad Mads went to the top and took pictures. Because I can now say with all honesty, I am NEVER EVER going to do that. But at least I can now say that I've seen it's a lovely view.

Oh god my stomach!

Mom said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful memories. Love ya!!!

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nettielouise said...

Fun photos! It makes me miss Paris!

LadyFi said...

Ah - I see Mads made it to the top.. did he walk?

I love all the photos.. isn't Paris wonderful! Sigh.

Mads and Kelli said...

Mads took the elevator to the top...THIS TIME! but insists he WILL go again and climb it! Of course he also says he is running the Berlin marathon in Sept... oh to be a "boy" !!LOL And he is definitely ALL BOY!! Which is why I love him! I am content to sit in the cafe sipping a cup of coffee while he has his adventures that I can write about on the blog! LOL We really are the perfect match!

Jacki said...

We have so many of the same pictures! I am glad that you're having so much fun!