|Hugh, Brian, and me, in front of Le Grande Colbert|
We have just returned from a vacation in Europe, where we visited Paris, and then went on to Amsterdam. It was nice to be able to bring both of my boys. Sam has since returned to his college, the United States Naval Academy, and this next weekend, August 23, my husband and I will drive Hugh to his college, University of California, Berkeley, where he will start school as a Freshman.
When I knew we were going to Paris, I sent an email to the restaurant, Le Grande Colbert, http://legrandcolbert.fr/which is that restaurant in the movie, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE. The website states you may not try to make a reservation over the internet, but I sent it anyway, and then, three days later, I received a reply that told me that Francois confirmed our reservation, and needless to say, I was very happy.
The day we arrived in Paris, there was a four-hour wait to get into the Louvre. http://www.louvre.fr/enThe line snaked around several buildings and out into the street, and we decided that we were absolutely not going to wait in a four-hour line. But then we went back after dinner at the Le Grande Colbert, which was about 8:30pm, and there was no line at all! The Louvre closes at 9:30pm, so we paid to get in and then rushed as fast as we could to show Brian the Mona Lisa. After that, we had just enough time to view some of the statues.
|Sam and Hugh in front of the Mona Lisa.|
|The Statue Room|
|A pair of statues|
The one bad thing, it rained the entire time we were there. My mother told me to bring a raincoat, and I did not. But I did purchase an umbrella at the Eiffel Tower!http://www.toureiffel.paris/