First Trip to Europe, Part 8 – Strasbourg

We wanted to see the astronomical clock presentation at mid-day, which requires being in line before 11:30am. We didn’t want to leave the hotel too early, as nothing really opens very early anywhere in France. Once we were all dressed and ready, we walked around near the hotel looking for a bakery for breakfast. There…

First Trip to Europe, Day 7 – Paris to Strasbourg

Words don’t do justice to Strasbourg, so this post is going to be very image heavy! We got up and finished packing our bags and checked out of the hotel pretty early that morning. We had to navigate the metro (lots of up and down stairs) with all our luggage to Gare de l’est in…

First Trip to Europe, Day 6 – Bruges, Belgium

I took a break, but I’m back to writing about our trip! Day 6 was a Sunday and our all-day trip to Bruges, Belgium. We went to bed early the night before, and my alarm went off sometime around 5am that morning. We had to be downstairs before 6:30am for our tour guide to pick…

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom’s birthday! I won’t say how old she is because she probably wouldn’t like that. I’ll just say that I hope I age even half as well as she has! I’m so glad we got to visit Paris together. Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you!