Monday, February 27, 2012

In Which We Go On Holiday

We’re back from our first European holiday.
That’s what they call vacation over here.
What a time we had!

Up first: Luxembourg to Lyon, France.
We arrived with plenty of time for Hannah’s favorite hotel activity.


The next morning we checked out the beautiful city…


and visited some ancient Roman ruins.

My husband loves to visit old castles, historical sites and ancient ruins. 

I knew that the Roman Empire was quite expansive back in ye olden days, but I didn’t realize that there were still remnants of it in France. 
(It’s not at all what comes to mind when I think of this country.) 
I guess I thought that Roman ruins were just in, you know, Rome.


From the top of the Théâtres Romains de Fourvière, I could hear Shawn and Hannah while they talked at normal volume.  Those Romans sure knew something about physics and acoustics, didn’t they?


Shawn explained the science part of it to me, while I snapped away with my camera.
It was a great spot for a little photo shoot.
And a physics lesson.
Sorry, Hannah.  Your parents are nerds. 



Next we headed to the Notre Dame de Fourvière Basilica.



But we only stayed for about fifteen minutes.
Mostly because of this sign:


And because we were hungry.  We had a quick lunch, checked out a view of the city and stopped at one of the many outdoor flower shops on the way back to the car.




Fortunately our car wasn’t ticketed.  We had some question as to if it would be or not because we may have parked illegally. 
But we weren’t really sure because the signs – THEY MADE NO SENSE. 
We parked there anyways because we are living on the edge, people.  On the edge.
Which, incidentally, is how a lot of Europeans park their cars. 

From there, we drove two hours Southeast to the next stop on our trip tik.

To be continued…

1 comment:

  1. You got some great shots of Shawn and Hannah! There are 3 that I would be framing for sure.

    "we are living on the edge, people. On the edge.
    Which, incidentally, is how a lot of Europeans park their cars" Bwhahahahahahahahaha! You go girl!