France Day 30 - Disney Paris

Trip Start Jun 25, 2008
Trip End Sep 01, 2008

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Monday, August 25, 2008

  Man. A day full of Disney is tiring!

This morning we decide to sleep in ... at least to 8:30am. Not too bad. We head downstairs and enjoy a breakfast before the trip in to Disney.

Notable events:
* Sam cried after CRUSH. Pretty intense ride for kids! ... We waited our longest yet ... 1 hour to get on. So cute. Sam and Mom rode together. The first 60 seconds he is SILENT. Then, Janice hears just a tiny wisper of a cry, "Momma." ... not sure how to get it across in writing ... but SO cute. Sadly, he did cry a bit once the ride was over.
* Second ride on Phantom Manor for Sam, ... first for Ella. Not scared at all.
* Skipping along the boulevard with Ella. She LOVES to skip with Dad (thats me!). Totally reminds me of how much I loved skipping with my pops in Old Sacramento as a kid. I remember how he had a super high leap compared to mine and each skip sent me soaring through the air.
* Back to the hotel for more PB&J for lunch. Definitely the way to go here. Saved big bucks. Janice and her magical fingers got the kids to go to sleep, and we all napped until around 6pm.
* Quick stop at the train station (en route to Disney), and Janice and I take photos and pick up our week long cards for the Paris visit giving us easy metro / train access. The cards are tre-cool. I'll snap photos at some point.
Dinner at McD's. Sam really wanted to go to the Rainforest Cafe, but with the exchange rate, ... just ridiculously priced. McD's made the kids happy enough.
* We waited for 1.5 hours to watch the night parade. Janice was going crazy since she had already waited the night before ... But the kids were REALLY going crazy. Funny video of them putting on a parade of their own. ... Really cute Italian family next to us. We ended up sharing popcorn and such with them.
* Really lame family came up just before the start of the parade and shoved their three small children through the crowd and in to the street. As the Disney crew came along and waived for everybody to back up, we were FORCED to absorb the kids in to our area, which meant that several children who had waited patiently for over an hour (including our Italian friends), had to give up their prime spots for these kids who snuck in at the end. Pissed me off to no end. Particularly because the parents were actually TEACHING their children to look out for numero uno and who cares about everybody else. Grrrr. So lame. As soon as the fair ended, I tried to have some words with the parents, but alas ... apparently 'rude' doesn't translate to French or Arabic. : (

Disney Paris. Good fun. Perfect timing to encourage the kids for our last leg. With a good nap today, we are able to wrap up the day with no major meltdowns. Tomorrow, we've decided to take it easy in the morning, and hit a couple rides before our train to Paris.
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nicoleisjealous on

Monet's Garden
If you guys have a chance I recommend seeing Monet's Gardens, 45 miles outside of Paris. It was so wonderful to see the actual gardens that inspired all of Monet's paintings. It is located in the city of Giverny.

Avoid Gare Nord if at all possible, that train station is in a bad area.

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