Ok, so I was going thru the list of blogs I catch up on semi-regular, and came upon a wonderful contest to enter – to in a week in Paris! How could I not enter? And you can too! Just go to http://ohhappyday.com/2011/06/goes-to-paris before 11:59 tonite.
My childhood was spent being moved. We spent 4 years in Paris, and it is one of a very short list of big cities that I love. I was able to take the 2 youngest kids for a few days about 10 years ago. It was a great, if hectic, trip. Most of the regular tourist attractions were on strike, so we ended up doing things like the Museum of Natural History instead of the Louvre. It was March, so the weather was kind of iffy, but how can you go wrong with Paris?
It left enough of an impression that when the middle kid had to pick where to study abroad (a graduation requirement at her college), she chose 6 months in Paris. She got to see a lot of Europe on school breaks, took classes at the Sorbonne, and came home with a huge appreciation for life in the US