Paris: Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

The Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes is a zoo in Paris, France, belonging to the botanical garden Jardin des Plantes. It is the first and thus the oldest civil zoological garden in the world. Today it does not have very large animals like elephants, but a lot of rare smaller and medium sized mammals and a variety of birds and reptiles.  AlthoughContinue reading “Paris: Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes”

Paris: Sacré-Cœur

The first sight we saw was the closest to our little Paris Apartment, Basilique du Sacré-Cœur. We went bright and early around 9:30 to beat the crowds. We had learned the day before when we were looking for some place to eat that this place gets crazy crowded just after lunch. So we hiked the whatContinue reading “Paris: Sacré-Cœur”

International Museum Day!

For those of you who don’t know international museum day is this weekend, May 18th! I will luckily be in my hometown of Washington DC for my baby sisters GMU graduation. I’m definitely going to try and squeeze in some time to get to my favorite museums! Digging through some older photos I found someContinue reading “International Museum Day!”

Daily Life

We had a mini vacation this week for my Brother’s wedding.  The wedding and our accommodations were at the Mayhurst Inn. Which was wonderful, and full of history. Mayhurst was built by Colonel John Willis, a great-nephew of President James Madison. The bed and breakfast’s owners Pat and Jack were amazing. If you ever find yourself in OrangeContinue reading “Daily Life”