Flying into Paris from Madrid we saw the sunshine
slipping ever further away and prepared for re-entry into winter weather! However, no dreary skies would spoil our fun, because we had
Christmas with our youngest grandchildren to celebrate!
|The ever growing family!|
We spent a few days in in the City of Christmas Lights taking in the elaborate department
store window displays, ogling the offerings at the Christmas markets and doing some last minute
shopping. As perpetual travelers we are often at the mercy of weight limits so we rarely buy things that we can't eat, drink, or toss unless they are an absolutely need.
I felt the tight knots in my shopping muscles loosen a bit because I could thoroughly enjoy buying presents - especially for the kids.
|Captivating monsters in the windows of Galleries Lafayette|
|Enjoying a Christmas concert at The American Cathedral|
|If it was pink or shiny it was for Coco!|
On New Years Eve Mary and Colette joined us for a great three day get-away in Luxembourg City while Gregoire bravely took Marcel
and Jacques, ages 2 ½ and 7 months home to Paris for some “Guy time”. There was snow on the ground when we arrived
and it continued to be bone-chillingly cold. Here's the link to one of our favorite apartments so far: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4328595
|Luxembourg in the snow|
Highlights included puttering in a
great kitchen with Mary, teaching Colette to play Go Fish and cheering her
first ice-skating experience. Michael enjoyed perusing the CIA's World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ to learn all about The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - the third richest country in on the planet.
|Winter fun for Mary and Colette |
With the holidays behind us it was time for the Nomads to move on. We said farewell to the Mary's family and prepared for our exciting next adventure - three weeks in Morocco! See you there.
Debbie and Michael