Sunday, January 18
We saw a lot of France this week. We started off on Monday going to Paris. Lynn had to get some legal stuff done for her visa. I have to do the same in February. We stayed overnight and came back on Tuesday. We saw some amazing things.
We took the "Fast Train" into Paris. It only took 1.5 hours. We then took a metro to St. Michel which is the station right beside Notre Dame Cathedral. After a great lunch of a "Kebab" (a Middle Eastern sandwich) we walked about a kilometre to our destination.
|Yummy Kebob with Andalouse Sauce|
|Notre Dame in the Background and the remnants of this church. Information in French follows.|
|Walking from the church to the arena|
|The Archway into the Roman Arena uncovered in the late 1800's but built in the 1st century.|
|The bigwig seats for the show in the Arena|
|Middle Ages & Roman Baths Museum|
|These Baths were build in the 2nd century. Amazing.|
|Some of my favorites........Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night"|
|Paul Signac "Entrée du port de la Rochelle". Since my family hails from LaRochelle I thought I'd include this.|
|José-Julio de Souza-Pinto "Les ramasseurs de pommes de terre".|
|Julien Dupré "La Vache blanche"|
|Renoir "Madame Renoir et son fis Pierre"|
|Renoir "Bal du moulin de la Galette" We have this in our house at home. Wow the colour is nothing like the real thing!|
|Oswald Achenbach "Une fête à Genazzano". I love this painting. Because it is hard to see I've taken 3 other closer shots.|
|An Artist at work just across from the Pompidou Center and right near our LDS Visitors Center|
|The Mission Home in Le Vésinet|
|A January day in France on the way to our District Meeting in St. Quentin|
|Just a passing beauty|
|Guise "Old Tower" We need to check this out one day when we have more time. We drive past it every week.|
Today I had a meeting in Lille with all the bishops and branch presidents in our stake. It takes 2.5 hours to get there, 3 hours of meetings and 2.5 hours to get home again. I think I will sleep well tonight.
We have the fortune of celebrating our granddaughter's birthday today. Well, I guess she is celebrating it not us but we did have an opportunity to phone her and sing "Happy Birthday" to her. We try hard to include our family as part of our mission as much as possible. They need to feel of our love and we need to feel theirs, too.
Again, we are blessed to be here serving a mission in France. We love what we are doing and we know we are doing the Lord's work. We can feel his presence with us daily. How fortunate this is for us!
Well, that's all I have for this week.
Au revoir from La France,
Lyndi-lou and Eddie, too.