Paris is quite the city!! Our apartment is wonderful and in a great section called Village St. Paul--very quaint and beautiful. It's right by the Seine River and easy to get anywhere via the metro. 
We were at the Jardin du Luxembourg hanging out in the playground and in walks a familiar looking face--ended up being a Malibu/Webster family! We didn't know the Suprenants beforehand, but had a great small world experience. 
Yesterday we took a train out to see the Versailles look-a-like, Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte. It was fantastic! No crowds, unbelievable gardens. We spent the entire day there just wandering around and telling stories (yes, some made up) about castle life in the 17th century. Oh to be royalty back then!
Our dining experiences have been fun--we've just wandered around looking for restaurants packed with Parisians (on the recommendation of some guide book) and it's been very successful. We dined with an American couple from the Bronx and and English couple from Manchester. 

Tourists in Paris


Today in Paris--the good--Green Day in concert-Adele's first! the bad--the lines at the eiffel tower. the ugly--teri has been targeted by pigeons as a dumping ground for flying excrement--YUK! 

Blast Off!


London was wonderful. Our favorite place was Hyde Park, we loved it so much we spent an entire day there frolicking in Princess Diana's fountain, boating in the Pond and just hanging out. We also loved Harrods, not for the shopping as one might think, but for the fantastic "food hall". Oh, and can't forget to mention Wimbledon!--walked up and got tickets, didn't see any big names, but great fun! A real highlight of our trip was seeing my old high school friend, Mindy and her family and spending a couple of hours in Kensington Park with our Malibu neighbors Lisa, Sophie, Fiona and the Sewells.