Yesterday we celebrated my upcoming birthday. Dinner and a movie? Nah. Something WAY better. The guys took me on a tour around Europe. We visited important buildings and monuments from Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland…. Yes, we were absolutely exhausted by the time we finally got home.
Okay, so we went to Mini Europe, but it was still a wonderful day. Mini Europe has incredibly real models of some of Europe’s most noteworthy sites — from Brussels’ Grand Place to London’s Big Ben, from Paris’ Eifel Tower to Greece’s Acropolis. And many, many others. Many we knew, many we didn’t. I’ll be reading up on my European history and important sites, and we’ll go back in a few months. It was a great day!
First, we took the train to Brussels.
First class. That way it isn’t too crowded. Also, most other first class passengers go to other cars when they see we’ve got kids. Thatta boy, Harry!
Yes, we are full of class.
We did A LOT of this during the day! Everything was amazing.
Jesse gets in touch with his Viking roots. I think he was born in the wrong century. Really. I can very easily see him as a marauding and pillaging Viking.
Liam’s got to work on the scowl and the sneer.
Look, kids. Big Ben, Parliament.
Liam jumps for joy at being back in Paris, at his beloved Eifel Tower.
Jesse told him he looked like a giant next to the Arc de Triomphe. Hence the pose.
Keeping the Tower of Pisa from falling over.
More pics in another post to follow. It was a great day. We followed up with a trip to a great Italian restaurant — probably the best we’ve eaten at outside Italy — and a great train ride home. Thanks for the birthday present, guys. It was indeed a grand day out!