Monday, June 22, 2009

All Good Things...

There comes a time in each persons life where one chapter closes and another begins. That time for us comes at the end of July.

We will be relocating back to Houston.

We are also moving blogs our new blogs is:

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We have really enjoyed this adventure and enjoyed sharing this adventure with others. We are also looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities to come

Saturday, June 20, 2009

London For A Day

We took the bullet train from Paris to London, it only took like 2 and 1/2 hours and we were there.

With so much to see and only one day we decided the best bet would be one of those goofy red double deck open top bus.

The timing could not have been better. We got to the palace just in time for the changing of the guards. They do this once a day, and it is quite a production.

They get the whole palace in on the operation, the guys (or girls) in the fuzzy hats, the guards with guns, the horseback guards. It is quite a production.

Since there were thousands of people there the best way to see was to get up on the wall. (Only allowed on the outer wall quite far back from the actual palace wall.)

The Princess Diana memorial walkway.

Buckingham Palace, In case you were wondering we did not photo shop our selves into this picture. It actually was that beautiful of a day while we were there. We could not have orders more perfect weather if we tried.

The House of Parliament is quite amazing to see.

A picture with Big Ben, more perfection of the hold your arm out picture.

The giant observation wheel. In America we call those things faris wheels, but I guess its sheer size makes it an observation wheel. It has 32 compartments and each one holds up to 25 people, and reaches a height of 135 meters (about 440 ft)

A nice cruise around the river. It seems like every where we go we find a way onto a boat. (Its a good thing we like boats)

Cruising under the London Bridge. This is the 5th London bridge in case you were wondering.

The Tower of London. This is a huge structure and I understand that it has had many different uses over the years.

We had fish and chips and a pint in a pub in London. How cool is that, I have to say it was pretty good.

A London phone booth, these things are really neat looking.

One of the open top buses, We had a really great time while there.

Disneyland Paris

Before we went we purchased tickets to Disneyland. The weather tried to stop us but we weren't about to let a little monsoon keep us from having fun. Turns out the lines to everything are a lot shorter during a downpour. (Who knew)

At the entrance, notice all the umbrellas and ponchos.

The castle, the whole hold your arm out picture doesn't work so well with umbrellas.

Suzanne's favorite, its a small world after all...

Small would dancers, you knew she would have a picture of dancers.

The Mickey parade near the end of the day

Ah the castle, the rain did let up a little later in the day. This was a really fun experience.

Friday, June 19, 2009

We'll Always Have Paris

A quick stop in Paris on our way back to Nigeria. We had a really wonderful time there. We had a nice clean hotel and the people were very friendly the whole time we were there.

No trip to Paris would be complete without the Eiffel Tower. It is quite spectacular, and when it gets dark out and it is all lit up is very stunning.

We had pizza at a very good very small eatery. You see how small and how close the table are, they had to pull the table out just for Suzanne to be able to get in.

Walking around I found a wall that said Paris on it so I took my picture next to it. I know, I'm a dork, but Suzanne loves me anyway!

Notre Dame de Paris. We discovered an easier way to hold your arm out and take a picture. If you set the timer on the camera then you can push the snap button and then position the camera however you want without having to position your hand where you can reach the snap button. I'm very fascinated by this discovery.

We asked a nice lady to take our picture with the Notre Dame in the background. Can you see it? It is off to the left behind the tree.

Suzanne is so cute in all the pictures!!!

Walking down one of the main streets in Paris.

This is the big Arc de Triomphe that is the same little arch in the previous picture. We walked a long way.

The Seine river, this is the place where Isadora Duncan's children were in an accident and fell off the bridge and drowned. (See Suzanne you only thought that I wasn't listening ;)

We didn't have time for the Louvre, but we did get a chance to go to the Musee d'Orsay where they have impressionist art by the likes of Van Gogh and Degas. Look at me I'm all artsy now
One of the ballerina dancers. Suzanne likes these painting (I wonder why?)

Dinner the second night there was fondue, we really like fondue. We even tried som escargot, Suzanne even ate one.

Dinner in the Latin Quarter of France, we had a really nice couple of days.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Corpus For 2 Days

I was able to go to Corpus for a couple of days, Suzanne was busy and couldn't make it :(

The main event for our time there was an evening of domino's.

There were 5 of us so we drew up a round robin bracket so everyone got to play with everyone else, how PC we are :) This is a picture of us trying to figure out how this should work.

Some burgers and sausages were quite delicious.

I was supposed to spend a whole day with Ram, until he had to have his stupid knee surgery boo. I did go by and see him in the hospital after, he looked good, sounded good, I hope he starts feeling better soon.

Playing domino's ahhh, much fun!

Nigeria Again

So we are back in Nigeria again. We had a wonderful trip. I will post pictures soon.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

In Paris

So we made it to our hotel in Paris. We will blog more later. The keyboard here has a lot of the letters in the wrong place, it makes it weird to type. Talk to yall soon.