Monet and Quasimoto

Jane Anne is a huge Monet fan and after reading Linnea in Monet’s Garden was very disappointed that Giverny would not be open this time of year, but in the book she learned that Musee L’Orangerie has two huge rooms filled with 8 of Monet’s Water Lily painting.  In fact, Mr. Bloom and Linnea visit these museums while they are in Paris.  It’s difficult to even describe how beautiful these two rooms are.

This one was JA’s favorite.

She said she could have spent hours there just looking.

Molly mainly liked having her picture made.

From there we headed across the Seine to Musee D’Orsay to see another huge impressionist collection (this violates my no more than one art museum in one day rule, but Molly did well — as did Bill whose fantasy is to get lost in the Louvre for weeks).  Molly especially loved all of Degas’ dancers.  No photos inside the museum, but here are the girls outside the museum doing their best rhino impression.

We ate lunch at Cafe Panis for the second day in a row — enjoying the food and the view of Notre Dame.  This lovely Parisian couple took our picture.

We walked back to Notre Dame to climb to the tower since it was too late yesterday, but after waiting in line for about 45 minutes, we were told that we couldn’t take the stroller.  “Can we collapse it and carry it?” No.  “Can we park it somewhere?” Not possible.  Boo.  So Molly and I walked around the corner to a very sweet little playground and entertained ourselves.  I might have cried a little.  Did we also miss getting to see Sainte Chapelle the second day in a row?  Yes.  Sigh.  We have one more day in Paris, but we’re heading in the opposite direction.  Looks like I’m going to have to come back soon, maybe with a French teacher for a tour guide.  Hmmmmm.

This guy’s representation is in my office.

JA did not like the steps to the bell tower.

So how likely would it be to run into 10 ACU students in the Jardin des Tuileries?  Pretty likely, apparently.  Love these students!

Note — several of you asked for updates about my little friend Kennedy.  She’s doing great and back at school, the CT scan and EEG were clear, but they still don’t have answers (and may not get any).  So both prayers of thanksgiving and for peace for Lisa and Mike as they wait to see a pediatric neurologist in a few weeks.

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5 responses to “Monet and Quasimoto

  • Camille

    You’re ON, mama!!! And we’ll be the first in line at Sainte Chapelle! The same thing happened to us at Invalides to see Napoleon’s tomb-twice. ARGH!

    LOVE the pictures, sweet friend, and love all the adventures your little family is having!

  • Nana

    Love love love your pics and updates. Can’t wait to see you. Bought 2weeks of underwear and clothes today.

  • Dava Lynn

    Such fun adventures! Love the pictures and all the updates. But, I almost came out of my skin imagining you crying on the playground!! Sorry for you, Momma… Hope the rest of Paris treats you well!! Love you!

  • Alyssa

    Oh I had forgotten about that darn stroller rule!! There were only a couple of places that were anti-stroller and anti-parking-the-stroller. Boo is right!

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