Part of my whining about MIL visit is because PH and I were going to enter the digital age this weekend. Yes, we have finally broken down and bought a digital camera. We were going to be total geeks this weekend and read the entire instruction manual so we were prepared for our upcoming trip.
YES, I did say TRIP!!!! As I do not start work until the end of July, I am taking KK and Hew up North to see family. Starting praying for me now as I will be flying alone with them. The exciting part is that my sister and I are doing a kid swap, wherein she and Grammie take my children for nine days and then I take her children (my nieces, ages four and six) for a week. Although this sounds like torture as I will be by myself flying with two children and will at some point have four children - all under seven, it will be well worth it. (insert drum roll here) PH and I are going to Paris to visit his brother and then on to Gerardmer, France. Gerardmer is approximately seventy miles south of Strasbourg, very close to Germany and Switzerland. We will be spending a day in Basel, Switzerland as it is so close, and we will also see the Prologue of Le Tour de France in Strasbourg.
So, here comes the favor, my fellow bloggers . . .Please send me any suggestions, tips, or memories of your time in any of these areas. In reality, Paris will be mostly visiting family so we don't expect to get a lot done. In Gerardmer, we will be on our own. We chose the area because of the hiking, lakes, and Vosges mountains. We also liked the idea of being able to cross so easily into Germany and Switzerland for a meal or an afternoon. We love trying local restaurants - places the average tourist wouldn't find without assistance. Please help!