|Dunkers for my Champange|
After our visit to the French open we hopped on the high speed train to Reims, in less than an hour later we jumped off the train and headed to our hotel. Reims is a super cute little town with a great square and of course the token Notre Dame cathedral. An extraordinary amount of WWII went down in Reims including the surrender of Nazi Germany in a small school across from our hotel. There we visited the map room where Eisenhower planned many battles (the original maps are still on the wall) we saw the actual place where WWII came to a close. As we wandered through the town in and out of amazingly restored buildings with great Art Deco architecture. We also spent a few hours at the Mum champagne tour learning how champagne is made, and of course the difference between champagne and sparkling wine.
On Wednesday we headed back to Paris and waded through the crowds of the Louve so that we could see with our very own eyes the La Joconde aka the Mona Lisa. The Virgin and Child hall was pretty overwhelming with 100s of pictures of the Virgin Mary and naked chubby babies, the Mona Lisa was pretty creepy with her eyes never coming off of us as we moved around the room
|Mona Photo Bombing Us|
even though there were 1000s of tourist paparazzi snapping her picture, and the Winged Victory was gorgeous!!! That evening we met some of Sankat’s classmates for a quick supper before we grabbed our night train to Barcelona.
|The Front Yard our Barcelona Hotel!!!|
Who knows what Barcelona will have in store for us over the next few days!!!