My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Arenella, asked me to log a travel and photo journal for my trip to France in October of 2011 with my family.
Here's the starter piece of the journal:
FLIGHT TO FRANCE:
My mother, father, sister, brother and I flew from New York’s JFK airport on an 757 jet. We flew on an overnight flight called a “red-eye”. We landed at an airport named Charles De Gaulle, which is named after a French President. JFK airport was also named after a President, but of the United States.
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When we landed, went through security and got our luggage. What was lucky for us was that we found a taxi large enough to fit all five of us, our luggage and my walker. Usually the taxis and cars are very small, like a Smart Car or a Mini Cooper.
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DAY 3Monday: Le Louvre Day
I was happy to have some good old Frosted Flakes for breakfast. We drove to the Musee Le Louvre and parked in an amazing underground garage. We walked out underneath the glass pyramid. Our plan was to see the Italian masters’ paintings and then some sculptures from BC (before Christ). My father took a picture of me standing in front of the most famous picture, the Mona Lisa (by Leonardo da Vinci). We also saw the huge painting of the Wedding at Cana, the Coronation of Napoléon (by David).
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All in all, Paris was a big success. What you may not realize is, there's a big difference in seeing the artwork in person, and seeing it in a book. For me to be there, I am very lucky because it is a once in a lifetime experience.