Our home for 5 weeks

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We are on the fifth floor.  There is an elevator, but we have been walking up. 

 

Today was a lazy day.  Ella asked why we would go sightseeing when it is much easier to use the internet. It was clear that her sisters shared her perception.  My thought was, “oh no, more than four months to go.”  I imagined tourist fatigue would set in at some point, but not on the third full day.

The girls wanted to stay in today.  A good chunk of the morning was devoted to homework. Sarah did French, Rachel and Ella read and solved math problems.  Ella and Sarah also took advantage of Khan Academy.

Sacre Coeur and Montmartre

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In the early afternoon the sky was a beautiful blue, but the wind was blowing at least 20-25 mph. The wind brought rain, which was followed by snow. It apparently does not snow often.

Despite the snow, Sarah was pressing for ice cream. Rachel asked for a sample and she was informed samples were not an option. After seeing the options, only Marcia could resist.

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Marcia and Ella are too small to see, but they are there between the planters on the sidewalk.  Rachel is dressed in black and you can only see her face next to Marcia.  Sarah is apparently hiding behind one of the planters.  She has developed an aversion to being on camera.

Super Tuesday in Paris

We got a late start today. I slept till 10:30, but Sarah set the record finally getting out of bed at 1:30 in the afternoon. It was a lazy day, with rain most of the day.

We did get out and walk past the Eiffel Tower to arrive at the American Library of Paris. This is no free library, membership fee plus a deposit of 60 Euro to encourage books to be returned. The kids were able to checkout four books, which should keep them happy for several days. They appear to have competition going in terms of who can read the most books quickest.

After the library, we sat in a corner bistro and had an early dinner. We had a window table and were able to watch the Parisians passing by.   Marcia ordered French onion soup and it was wonderful, more texture than the typical soup stateside. There were little bits of onion and cheese in the soup. It was topped with melted cheese on the pieces of baguette.

What a treat it is to be able to walk across the street each morning and get a warm baguette.

Here it is 11:33 pm. Looks like we will have to wait till the morning to learn the outcome of Super Tuesday. We talked to one French woman about the election and she mentioned they have their share of outrageous politicians. We all smiled. I forgot Trump is not a politician… http://www.wired.com/2016/02/trump-hacked-election-4-far-easy-steps/?mbid=nl_22916