Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Remember When Wednesdays: Feed the Birds

"All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see it,
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag" --Feed the Birds, Mary Poppins

My sister Madi (pictured below) and I were fortunate enough to spend a week in Paris and then the South of France a few summers ago with my parents.  While we were there we visited the Notre Dame Cathedral and fed some of the birds there.  They would literally eat off of your fingers and the feeling of their little feet and beaks pecking at your hands was a very strange and unusual sensation.  We have a whole roll of film devoted to this bird feeding and our expressions were pretty much the same in all of them! 

Visiting Paris was like a dream.  We went on long walks with a guidebook as our tour guide and took turns reading passages aloud about Parisian history, art and architecture.  We ate fresh salads dressed with little more than olive, vinegar and salt and pepper.  We ate lots of bread and cheese and traveled all over Paris using public transportation.  I can't wait to go back!


Speaking of trips, anyone out there have some exciting getaways planned for 2011?  Let's share travel stories!

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