|Cold mornings = hard to wake-up kids|
|Polar Bear Plunge 2011|
| Getting ready for New Year's Eve Fondue|
We have been trying to get in the spirt by checking out the Christmas Markets around Paris. The lights are up along the roadways in each little suburb making the evening and early mornings sparkly. Some of the yummy things we have seen.....
|Chocolate covered pears|
|Macarons and chocolates|
|Yep even BIO macarons|
(although I think ALL macarons are gluten free.....)
|These are filled with the softest marshmallow|
with flavors like After Eight Mint and White Chocolate with Strawberry
And it's just not sweet treats, but some yummy savory things too.
|Wood smoked salmon|
|Sausages and peppers|
(they suspend a large metal 'plate' over open fire
and grill 'em up)
|Okay, so one of these pizzas is "Thon"which is tuna|
......so maybe not so yummy to all tastebuds
We even had our first snow. It was only about an inch, but it was a pretty scene and helped bring on the holiday spirt a little more.
|From my living room window|
|Kids trying to catch snowflakes|
We have a few more Christmas markets to check out here and pick up those last "parisian" presents. The dogs have to be delivered to the kennel on the 17th and then vacation can start. Needless to say, we are all ready to board the plane and return to the States; to take a break from work (Patrick), school (Max and Samantha) and walking those dogs (me!).
(as always, click on a picture for a larger view)
|Nothing says "Christmas" like renting a Ferrari|
for 70 Euro for 15 minutes
|Happy Christmas, pigeons!|
Chowing on spilled churros
|Stretch Hummer cruising|
the Champs Elysees
|Lost in translation|
This booth was selling hermit crabs.
INNOCUOUS. 1: producing no injury : harmless. 2: not likely to give offense or to arouse strong feelings or hostility.
I hope not! They're freaking hermit crabs!
Last two items - what??