When we left Paris so very sad on September 15, 2001, we thought we probably would never return
However, Brian's aunt and uncle were missionaries in Germany. He was born in Frankfurt so we planned a trip to visit them and the place of his birth.
We stayed 10 days, rented a little car and drove all through the land
Germany, France and Switzerland
my favorite way to travel
I found these photos in Mattie's album..at the time I had only a "real" camera
not a digital one...so our photos will all need to be scanned someday..what a chore!
We were there in early March...
we froze on the Eiffel Tower and in the castles...it was so cold
but stunningly beautiful
Mattie and her friends at prom...she is 5th from the left
We tease and say she flew to Paris to purchase her prom dress
(it was $109 dollars)
We were able to see the storks in the Alsace region
and my favorite story of all
We were in the Picasso Museum in Lucerne...3 stories...we were all spread out when the shrill alarms
sounded through the entire place and
WOULD NOT STOP
it was deafening
Mattie found me on the 3rd floor, came up to me and whispered in my ear
"I did that"
it seems there was a picture that needed "straightening" so she did
and set off the alarm
The police came, they had to do a report, interview her
I made her go to the desk and confess and apologize...alone, I was so embarrassed
but it seems she didn't mind at all as the security guard was
They probably facebook
my memories of Paris are not quite as romantic as some and surely not the dreams I had of being there
but I love my memories and I love France
My dad's twin brother is buried there (WWII) and maybe one more time
I will go
and bring his young body home