I would be amiss if I didn’t share some pictures of my wife’s home town… Strasbourg. (Located in Alsace… Just writing that makes me chuckle… pronounced “Al’s a**” ). I am going to share some pictures taken while out walking.
Thursday we dropped off the rental car and started our walk home. On the way home we ended up at Flam’s. Isabelle does not feel like we have really visited “Alsace” until we have eaten some “Tarte Flambe”. This is one of the little “traditions” we have adopted since she left her home to come live with me. (With that said… I did build a brick oven in our backyard so we could make these at home. They are delicious)
We all have our little “habitudes” when we get here. (Habitude→ Habit, Custom, Way) One of my “habitudes” is walking… lots of walking. Because I wanted to spend time with the kids and wife…and because I think everyone should be like me… I asked, begged, bribed and shamed the rest of the family into going out and walking with me. (Isabelle wasn’t hard… the rest… well…)
Here is yesterdays’ walking… 26 km (16 miles) over 4 and 1/2 hours. If you look closely there is a McDonald’s stop. This happened to be one of my bribes. We invited Uncle Jack, Mami(Isabelle’s mother), Cousin Josh and Jarod and the children walked to and from McDonald’s which is about 6 km.
The two older children… Sam and Gwen… decided to stay with me after McDonald’s and walk along the canal de la Bruche. This is definitely one of my favorite walks. Beautiful for miles and away from the noise and pollution of the city. It is also a very easy walk since it is paved and almost completely flat.
The canal trail connects to a trail along the “Ill” river which leads into Strasbourg. This is also a fantastic walk… and it leads to one of the more “picturesque” parts of Strasbourg. This trail also happened at a fortunate time since the kids were starting to be bored with “nature” and were asking for something more “urban”… with pastries. (Gwen doesn’t like McDonald’s and hadn’t eaten yet).
Sam and Gwen were real “troopers” for this walk. (saying that makes me feel so old) I am not sure they enjoyed it like I did but they didn’t complain and Gwen got her “pain au chocolat”.
I will post one more time before I leave France. I am starting to pack and getting that anxious feeling I always have just before I leave. I wonder why leaving for home always makes me stressed… I have been saving up some of my more strange (or if you know me typical) vacation pictures for the last post… keep in touch I hope they don’t disappoint.