I don’t really remember anything about getting up this morning. It was so early, I think I must have still been asleep while getting dressed. I do remember arriving at the station though because that is when I got a banana chocolate muffin for breakfast. I still didn’t know where I was going until Aunt Kate handed me my train ticket. It said Paris Nord on it.
Are we going to Paris? Yes! We put the ticket through the ticket slot for the train and security checked my passport to decide if they would let me go to France or not. They let me go in. I was relieved.
On the train, we sat in seats facing each other with a table in the middle. It was almost like a restaurant. I played on my Kindle until my battery died so I decided to go to sleep. When I woke up, we were in Paris, France.
The first place we went when we got there was McDonald’s. Actually, we just went there to go to the bathroom. Then we got on a bus and rode all over the city. I saw the Eiffel Tower and I asked if we could go up in it. Mom and Aunt Kate said yes. Awesome! When the bus dropped us near the Eiffel Tower, we went to a park nearby and took a lot of pictures.
Lunch was neat. We ate under the Eiffel Tower and I had two hot dogs in one large baguette with ketchup. After lunch, we got in line for the Eiffel Tower. Actually, there were a lot of lines for every part of the tower.
We went straight to the tippy top so we could see all of Paris. It was cool, crowded and cold. I liked Paris because it has a Statue of Liberty just like we do in the US. I was sad when it was time to go down.
Mom and Aunt Kate took me across the street by the river to get a snack: pancakes (crepes!) w/ Nutella in them. Mine also had strawberries. I told Mom it was so good, she needs to make these at home!
We didn’t want to miss our train back to England so we took a taxi to our train station. Our driver was really nice. He spoke to me in French and English and Arabic.
We got back to London from Paris and Aunt Kate took us to a new part of London to have dinner. It was called South Bank. There were lots of restaurants where you could eat outside. We picked one called Giraffe and I ate a chicken (breast) as big as my head. I also traded some of my mash for some my Aunt Kate’s quesadilla. I also got to walk around a lot while Mom and Aunt Kate talked. I met some kids. One was named Oshi (sp?). He is in 1st grade. He’s pretty fast. We played on the sidewalk and steps for a while until he had to leave.
Then it was time to go to my last surprise. We walked across a bridge and saw lots and lots of bicycles. Some of them were pulling little trailers with stereos playing loud music. Some were unicycles. There were also skateboards and longboards and it was like a big parade.
Then we arrived at my last surprise: Mamma Mia, here we go again. My, My, how can I resist you. Can you guess? Was it A: Mamma Mia B: Matilda C: Les Miserables
That’s right. It was Mamma Mia! The best thing about Mamma Mia! was when one of the dancers did 9 toe touches in the air. It looked like he was doing the splits. I also liked at the end when everyone got up and got to sing along with actors. That was fun because I knew all the words to the song and it was really loud – just the way I like it.
When it was over, I took my last double decker bus ride back to Aunt Kate’s to pack to come home.
Evan (age 8) has now left England, but wanted to share his last day here with you. The post is authored by him with a bit of typing help from his mom and me. Enjoy!