Wednesday, July 2

Postcard From France - Thank you Brooke!

Our friend Brooke lives in Paris with her husband and son Felix (age 15 months). Brooke is the daughter of our good friends Helen & Dennis in Eugene. Brooke and Dave moved to Paris two years ago for Dave's work (astrophysicist). Brooke has been a god-send with kid-friendly planning in Paris. She has a great network of English-speaking moms living in Paris. Brooke was so helpful in helping us to decide on the best neighborhoods to stay in, the best kid-friendly activities, the best parks, she introduced us to Henry's summer camp, she lent us her pousette (stroller) and has even shared her babysitter Pierre. Pierre will come over and watch Henry for our last night in Paris. Thank you Brooke for helping to make our trip so easy! 

Paris is a very intimidating and overwhelming city. We are grateful that we had Brooke to "hold our hands" through many of the rough spots. Today Brooke and Felix joined us for an afternoon of champagne and treats from the Le Grand Epicerie (The Whole Foods/ Dean & Deluca of Paris). It was our first rainy day, so it was nice to spend time in our apartment and do some entertaining.

It is hard to believe that we will be back in Portland in a few days (Sunday night). We leave Paris on Friday afternoon. We will take the train to London and spend two nights in there before flying home on Sunday morning.


kelly lynn creations said...

I know you are sad to leave, but we have all missed you guys :)

We had crepes in your honor today at a cool cafe in Hawthorne. We have been talking a lot about all the fun things you guys have been doing. Enjoy your final few days. See you soon!

Rachel said...

It's been so much fun to read and get a glimpse of your travels -we've been living vicariously. That said, we're ready for you to come back!

Our friends Samantha and Roby Swan live in London. She works at the Frith Gallery should you happen to be walking that way (17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ UK) (Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453).
Their phone numberis 07956.881.226

See you next week! Love, Rachel and Drew

Brooke said...

My goodness! I didn't really do a thing, but you're very welcome. It was great having you here and it was nice to see Henry. Dave's home now from Chile and I'm hearing about all of his exploits. Hugs to Tyler and Henry and "french kisses" :) for you!