Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A side trip

Our trip to Paris was a perfect break. We got to see and do so much more than our previous trips to Paris and it was such fun to experience the Parisian culture for a few days. We did have a few bumps along the road including me losing my wallet in Houston before we left. Lucky for me my passport was not in the wallet! It was turned in which I found out Saturday when we returned.
One of my favorite things about being in Europe is traveling by train. We enjoyed a train trip to Nice this trip and something interesting happened on our way there..
Our train broke down along the way and we stumbled into a perfect little village.

Here is another picture of one of the homes in the village.
Here's Steve in front of the miller's home.



This is a pretty duck that ended up being a yummy dinner :)

There were quite a few sheep grazing in a pasture. Several had bells on, I wonder if they were the trouble makers.

I've heard peacocks are mean. This one liked to show off for the camera.
Okay, did I fool you? Our train did not break down (thank goodness)! This is actually Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet at Versailles (thanks Kerri for the suggestion). This is where she could go to be away from court life. It is a perfect little village and has a working farm. Don't worry I will post pictures of 'real' Paris but I couldn't pass this fun opportunity up! Also, we didn't eat the duck!

3 comments:

Amy said...

Versailles and the Hamlet were my favorite side trip from Paris! The Hamlet is so quaint! Glad you got to see it!

The Walkers said...

I was sooo confused...such a goober! Love ya,

Texas Mom said...

Okay, you had me fooled about the train breaking down... but were you joking about that YUMMY duck?? Great pictures! I love those old cottage style homes!

PS) Glad your wallet was found and turned in. Hope the worries didn't damper your trip any.