Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Paris Trip

Since we last spoke, it has been a busy time. Marti and I went home to visit family, then we took a 9 day trip to Paris! And not Paris, Indiana. But Paris, France!

My Aunt and Uncle live in the South of France, but still have an apartment in Paris, so we had a free place to stay. We have been saying we were going to do this for years, and in September, I figured that there was no time like the present, so I got the plane tickets. We had an AMAZING time.

I also made my first change finds in another country. In Montpellier (Where my Aunt and Uncle live) I found 2 one cent Euro pieces. Although, I didn't know, but my Aunt was a change finder at heart, and found 1 Euro and a 10 cent Euro coin at a gas station and on the street. Nothing like getting beat out by your Aunt, but I must say, she had my number!

When we got back to Paris, I found a 10 cent Euro and 2 one cent Euros at the Eiffel Tower. All told I found 0.14 Euros, which is approx $0.21. I am going with the same rules as Chris, and these numbers will not count toward the totals.

But on the way home I did find some coins that will count toward the totals. While waiting around O'Hare Airport in Chicago, I found 3 pennies in a jet-lagged fog. Then on the flight out of Chicago, I found a quarter on the plane, under the seat across the aisle.

Finally I leave you with some Grover in Paris pictures. We got this idea from Chris, to take pictures of a stuffed animal where ever you go. Makes for fun souvenirs. Chris uses a money, we use Super Grover!

Total since last post - $0.28
Total for the Race - $258.66


Brian said...

good stuff

Becca:) said...

Glad the trip went well - the grover pictures are awesome.

Bailey said...

Brian - Thanks for sticking around. I know I haven't been the best poster in the last few months. I'm hoping that is going to change.

Becca:) - Happy you liked the Grover pictures. He had a great trip! Happy to hear that your trip went great also.

Canadian Saver said...

A free place to stay in Paris?? I'm jealous! Love your pics :-)

SavingDiva said...

I love the pic of grover on the beach!