We took a shuttle bus from our hotel to Mont Saint-Michel. It looks like an island in the middle of nowhere. We took a tour of the old abbey and enjoyed the spectacular views. It’s amazing that this building has been here forever!
After MSM, we started heading toward Reims and stopped to see Chartes. We arrived on a holy pilgrimage day and the church was packed inside and out with people who must have hiked from all over the place. They looked cold and wet and thankful to be receiving communion together. We waited to go inside the church because there was no room at the inn, so to speak. What an amazing building with so much history. It’s amazing how people built such large churches with so many ornate details and carvings and stained glass, so long ago. Truly amazing to see.
We were freezing cold and starving. Everything was closed because of the holiday and we found a Subway to curb our appetite. Then we headed out for another couple hours in the car with pouring rain, and lots of traffic!
Our timing is so off and the kids are pretty good for having no schedule whatsoever. We’ve had our share of giddiness and frustrations with so much togetherness mixed with hunger and being tired, but we’re still smiling and doing our best. We were driving through the outskirts of Paris and really needed to eat a real meal. As we were driving, we unexpectedly saw signs for EuroDisney and decided to take a detour and find a fun place to eat at Disney Village. It was still pouring rain, which helped us to not be wishing we were spending the night at Disneyland and playing in the park. I can’t imagine that to be much fun, but we did find some fun at the Rainforest Cafe. Such a cheesy place with bad, expensive food, but definitely entertaining for just once! I was happy to get us all out of the car and walking around someplace lively for a bit.
We should arrive at our hotel after midnight… the kids are happy, mama’s happy, Jeff’s got a Starbucks, so he’s happy and we’ll sleep when we’re dead…another one of my weird mottos.
Goodnight, from Disneyland Paris.