Monday, November 5, 2012

The Most Epic Field Trip

Yes, it's true. If all goes according to plan, our family will be heading to France in six months for the most epic field trip ever! We have a l-o-n-g way to go until we get there, but getting these guide books is one of the first steps in making this trip real.

One of the focuses of the trip is to spend a day or two in Normandy. My Uncle Max flew three missions on D-Day, and we want to honor him by visiting the beaches. Of course, this fits in perfectly with our year studying WWII as well as Laurel's year of American history.

We'll also spend a few days in Paris, and I'd like my kids to see Chartres and Versailles. I would also love to visit Monet's garden in Giverny, a trip we didn't make when I was in France as a high schooler.

We have 3 out of 5 passports still to get and lots of planning to do, but this trip is starting to seem more real!


  1. I hope you do get to go; that would be so wonderful! I would love to do something like this with my family. Have fun planning!

  2. epic indeed! I can't wait! and don't forget - while your Dad was not in on D-day, he did arrive in Europe through those same beaches just a couple of months later.

  3. That sounds incredible! I can't wait to read all about your trip and to live vicariously.

  4. I highly recommend a boat trip on the Seine, it is relaxing and you get to see a lot of Paris' most beautiful architecture. Also Sacre Coure is beautiful, imagining someone coming in from a peasant village and then witnessing that was one of my favourite moments in Paris!


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