Thursday, April 8, 2010


Not sure I have it in me to try to put these in any particular order... so here goes:

Max and Cassidy looking particularly french next to La Seine river -

First of all, we rode subways all over London and Paris. This was the waiting are for one such ride. Apparently, Parisiens like gay, sparkly vampires as much as everyone else. Figures.

My favorite street of the whole trip... Rue Cler in Paris. It's kinda like the French version of Pike Place Market in Seattle. Fruits, pastries, cheeses, little outdoor cafes, etc. I probably coulda spent my whole vacation on this street and been happy -

Probably the coolest structure we saw, in a land full of cool structures... Notre Dame cathedral. Could almost convince a Mormon to turn Catholic -

...and more of Notre Dame. With a crazy bird lady hanging out with Max. No offense crazy bird lady, if you're reading this -

Maybe the coolest structure in Max's opinion...

Le Louvre. The building is probably more impressive than the art inside. Especially the Mona Lisa, which we saw and was pretty lame. But, don't get me wrong, the art inside was awesome. Mona Lisa was just lame -

Fromage baby... wonderful, putrid, stinky, moldy fromage. And we ate it on paninis every chance we got. Mmmm.

I can't remember the name of this thing...

We combined to down about 400 crepes in 2 days. This particular model was loaded with ham, egg, mushrooms, and cheese and was the ultimate breakfast.

Arche de Triomphe in Paris.

In a plaza with St Paul's cathedral in the background waiting for mom to find a bathroom, as we occasionally did.

Pillars on the front of St Paul's. Max did his best to disrespect many of the European landmarks.

These buses saved our relationship with the kids. The more we walked, the more their hatred of us grew. But, they loved riding the buses around. And Teri and I did too, for that matter.

Buckingham Palace. The ultimate in inherited wealth.

British Museum... one of the many free attractions. Pretty impressive art inside and out.

Some of the art impressing Max and Teri.

Cassidy outside the British Museum.

Big Ben.

The kids were fascinated and took tons of pics for a few hours.

Moving on to areas of mom and dad's mission...

President and sister Ogden watching us on the following...

"Go Ape!" high ropes course. Awesome 3 hour long course with 200 yard long zip lines, Tarzan swings into cargo nets, etc. Very cool. Max and Cass rocked it too.

Gadfield Elm chapel... the oldest LDS meetinghouse. Just purchased in the last 15 or so years by local members and restored to what it looked like back when Wilford Woodruff taught there.

Warwick Castle... one of the several castles we saw. Highly recommend for you siblings that will be going out for a visit.

These are some pics taken up on a hill called British Camp. Amazing views of the English countryside. This is another site with historical church significance. Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff would come up here to meditate, pray and make decisions about the church in England.

There was no meditating as far as Max was concerned.

Cool pic of dad, eh? Think Isaiah 52:7

And Cassidy checking out the view.
WHAT A TRIP! Thank you mom and dad!
Maybe we'll get crazy and post more pics later. But, probably not.