Bordeaux the Beautiful
For our first travelling day, I went for a more educational route and took the boys to a history museum--they amused themselves by snapping pictures for a scavenger hunt while I just marveled at how awesome the museum design was!
|Fabulous ancient statues|
|Rose Window Frame from Abbey Ruins|
Even the boys were pretty impressed by the rose window--it was hidden around a corner, so when we came around, there it stood--at least 50 feet tall and all lit up. It made for a great precursor to our next visit at a nearby cathedral!
|Free-standing Bell Tower|
|The Nave and Organ|
I of course snapped a picture of the organ--a tribute to my dear friend Becca and a distinct reminder of the Salt Lake Tabernacle! But the best part about this cathedral was the creepy, slightly possessed-looking statues outside the front door...
I don't believe I've ever seen such alien-like personages attached to a cathedral...but it made for a fun teaching moment! :)
Fun in Toulouse
The next day, I decided to take the boys for an adventure they still talk about! It had nothing to do with local history or old buildings (more's the pity...), therefore--they loved it! ;) What, you may ask, could it possibly have been?! Well, none other than the local SPACE CITY!!
|They were mostly ecstatic to see NASA|
|But life-size rockets are also fantastic!|
|And of course there was moonwalking...|
|Which I also enjoyed!|
|They even had fun with the kiddie playground!|
|And we wound up with a new addition|
to the family... :)
|But personally, I think the best part was watching them be weathermen|
|and playing with the super awesome vortex dealio...|
Relaxing in Montpellier
The next day in Montpellier, we just hung out and had school. I found a nifty roundabout during lunch break that was more like a park than a center of circulating cars, so we transferred the classroom post haste! Chilling in the trees is always a good idea following a week of travel...
And what happened next? Well...we drove to a weekend adventure in castleland! (Please refer to Flights of Fancy for all fascinating details...) As for week 2, patience will prove to be a virtue...tune in next time! :)