Abe in Strasborg


      Alright, we admit it…though we did traipse all along the East Coast, we didn’t go this far East 😀  But we sure did have fun doing some photoshopping 😀


 We recently met a couple from France, through Etsy, and they were so kind as to bring France, to us 😀   We had such fun seeing the pictures and they gave us permission to share them with you 🙂 

  When Mommy was in college, she went to overseas to study languages, and France was one of the places she stayed longer.  She even lived in Strasborg for a while!  We’ve heard stories of how they’d order pizza for dinner, put the leftovers under the bed, and then eat it for breakfast the next morning  😀

 We have also heard Mommy tell about how she had to pay $6 to climb the steps up to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.  She wanted to go up to the top, but you had to take an elevator and that was another $7 😀  She said she remembered hearing people counting the steps out loud as they walked up, each in their own language.



Aren’t these some neat views?!  Our friends from France tell us they can see part of the Eiffel tower from where they live!


I went here to figure out how much it would cost for our whole family to go all the way to the top…it was 122.2 €, or $171.18  😀  I like the way they include ages up to 24 as ‘youth’ 😀  Here in America, most times ‘youth’ is 12 and under…especially when you’re in a restaurant! 


Next, they took us to the Alps…these pictures were so pretty! 


Every time I think of the Alps, I always think of the book, “Heidi”.  I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to see the sun ‘say goodnight’ to the mountains 🙂 

   “All at once she sprang to her feet, “Peter! Peter! everything is on fire! All the rocks are burning, and the great snow mountain and the sky! O look, look! the high rock up there is red with flame! O the beautiful, fiery snow! Stand up, Peter! See, the fire has reached the great bird’s nest! look at the rocks! look at the fir trees! Everything, everything is on fire!”

“It is always like that,” said Peter composedly, continuing to peel his stick; “but it is not really fire.” 




“What is it then?” cried Heidi, as she ran backwards and forwards to look first one side and then the other, for she felt she could not have enough of such a beautiful sight. “What is it, Peter, what is it?” she repeated.

“It gets like that of itself,” explained Peter.

“Look, look!” cried Heidi in fresh excitement, “now they have turned all rose color! Look at that one covered with snow, and that with the high, pointed rocks! What do you call them?”

“Mountains have not any names,” he answered.




“O how beautiful, look at the crimson snow! And up there on the rocks there are ever so many roses! Oh! now they are turning grey! Oh! oh! now all the color has died away! it’s all gone, Peter.” And Heidi sat down on the ground looking as full of distress as if everything had really come to an end.

“It will come again to-morrow,” said Peter. “Get up, we must go home now.” He whistled to his goats and together they all started on their homeward way.

“Is it like that every day, shall we see it every day when we bring the goats up here?” asked Heidi, as she clambered down the mountain at Peter’s side; she waited eagerly for his answer, hoping that he would tell her it was so.

“It is like that most days,” he replied.

“But will it be like that to-morrow for certain?” Heidi persisted.

“Yes, yes, to-morrow for certain,” Peter assured her in answer.”


The seaside… 




This confused me at first  “N, S, E, O?”  Then I remembered that this weathervane was in France  😀  I asked Mommy and she said that ‘west’ in French is ‘ouest’ .




“From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3




Our last stop…Strasborg.  Mommy said that there was a story behind these towers?  but she couldn’t remember what!


The storks 😀



Such pretty buildings!




Here’s the original picture that we had insterted ourselves (and Abe) into 😀 


 …and so there is the story behind yesterday’s pictures 🙂  We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did 😀 




au revoir!







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17 thoughts on “Tell Me Thursday: The Eiffel Tower

  • March 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

    How neat! You were able to “visit” so many beautiful places! 🙂

    Many Blessings,

  • March 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

    What beautiful pictures! I was blessed to be able to travel to France a couple of years ago but stayed mostly in the southern/eastern part….not quite making it to Paris. I was amazed by the history and it made me laugh to think about what we consider to be “old” (as in buildings/historical sites) in America vs. what Europeans consider “old”!!

    • March 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Wow! That sounds like so much fun 🙂 I remember Mommy talking about that, too! How our 200 year old country is just a baby compared to many others 😀


  • March 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I can’t think of the Alps without laughing….we watched a Ken Davis show once (a Christian comedian) who made a comment about the Alps, wondering how they got their name. He said that he asked his father, who answered so seriously, “Oh, that’s easy. It comes from the War.”


    “The war?”

    “Yeah. The poor Frenchies were up in the mountains going ‘Alp. ‘Alp (help, help)”

    LOL! Thought you would like that tidbit. 😉


    • March 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      LOL! That is hilarious! I’ve never heard that one before 😀 Thanks for sharing!


  • March 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Old Abe must a been proud to be surrounded by such a fine group of Spinsters, lol:) That is so neat how you photoshopped yalls pictures into the one of the buildings. I can’t even figure out how to make a emoticon smiley face in the comment, much less photoshop someone!!! This spinster has some work to do. For some reason the Alps always remind me of a short dude wearing elf shoes yodeling. I have no idea why either…………………..

    The Grounded Spinster

    P.S. The Flying Spinster has been seen in various places across the U.S. Headlines are as follows ” ……Amish girl seen hovering over the capitol. Before shooting off she was heard saying….. I want brownies, repeat, I want brownies”

    • March 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      ROFL! I have a feeling we have another funny ‘spinster’ 😀 The ‘flying spinster’ bit was quite funny! hehe!

      The Flying Spinster

    • March 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      *update on the headlines* She was actually heard saying “I want brownies and ice cream!” 😀 Lol!

  • March 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I was right, what do you know :). Cool pictures, I really liked seeing them since I most likely will not ever make it there in person ;).

  • March 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. My girls really enjoyed it. We had studied France and the Eiffel Tower a while back. They really enjoyed seeing the different views of it. They also enjoyed your snippets from Heidi. We live in South Ga, but we have a place in North Ga that we visited last May, Helen Ga. The buildings there look just like in those pictures and in Heidi. You should look it up online. Also if you have a chance stop by and visit Kaylee at http://homeschoolblogger.com/countrymaiden/ she has just started trying to blog and she would love to have a visitor.

  • March 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! I just loved the Heidi part!! I love that book, and I have also read Heidi Grows Up.

  • March 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Fun! I hope to visit there soon-’tis my dream actually!:) My parents are planning a family trip to France and Italy in a few years…I can’t wait! Seems like not a day goes by when I think,”I’ll be in Italy in a few years!” 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    Many Blessings,

    • March 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Wow! Now that is a dream trip 😀 You will most definitely have to post pictures on your blog when you do go…and we’ll know that you didn’t photoshop yourself into it, lol! 😀


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  • April 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing all these beautiful photos! They’re wonderful!
    I had no clue about ‘west’ in French being ‘ouest’–there is a new tidbit I learned today.


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