Remembering Notre Dame After I wrote about Notre Dame from the stories of my parents and grandparents, I found more details about their post-war journeys to Paris. My parents were on a youth group-tour in 1949, and after a long exhausting train ride without room to sleep, they went out sightseeing in Paris. Notre Dame was the first place they […]
What happened yesterday was too horrible to comprehend. I had to gather my thoughts about my experience with the great cathedral. As a child, I loved to look at my parents’ photo albums. In 1949, the year after they were married they went to France in a group tour through war-scarred Europe to get there. The Notre Dame […]
There are a number of ways to see Paris… but today I want to take you, by foot, within arms’ reach of the Seine River, arguably the life-blood of France’s capital city.
“C’mon… raise your arm just a bit higher… now point your finger down, no… a bit more to the side… that’s it! Perfect! …now just hold it!” “Dad! … c’mon… take the picture already… this is embarassing!”
My maternal grandfather Emry 1881-1958 wrote his memories and they are a gold mine in regard to diving into a distant time. I was seven years old when he died. The trip to Paris in 1950 was the first travel abroad for my grandmother and my grandfather’s second. He went to Germany in 1922 with his brother and brother-in-law at […]
Is there anything else happening in France these days besides flooding, protests & labour strikes? Oh yes… the UEFA’s Euro2016 soccer championship. I recently had a couple of hours to kill and opted to see what the city looked like under the colours of European Soccer.
Guest blogger Mike Long on sightseeing with children