well, on to our other vacation (on our vacation like my dear father-in-law would say)! since thomas served his mission in paris, it was kind of a given that we should go to paris on this trip. well, thomas had planned a wonderful road trip for us, and that plan included renting a car and driving to various cities along northern france. as it turned out, renting a car in europe - not an easy deal. so we ended up staying in paris for the whole time. in our nasty hostel, four nights in four different rooms. oh man! on the last night we had the wonderful (noooot) experience with bed bugs. i do not recommend trying that out. i still have nightmares of those.
we had such a fun time with ruska and aki - they truly were our partners in crime! we spent such a joyous day in disneyland, filled with laughter and happiness - not to mention the awesome minnie mouse ears we got me (i still wanna just wear them each and every day). every day after disneyland seems like such a boring day.
ruska almost got robbed in the metro, and the sketchy civil cops dragged them to the nearest police station to fill out some forms. we waited in line to go to the catacombs for three hours, and ended up being one of the last people who weren't let in. oh, but these things truly didn't stop us. we still had a blast, and i'd go back in a heartbeat.
paris, the city of love! and randomness! we loved it.