Today we head home from London to the US. We are taking a direct flight to Seattle. Our flight time is about nine hours. We leave at three o'clock UK time. Over the trip we will gain about eight hours. I am happy to leave and somewhat sad to leave. I'm happy because I get to see my friends. I'm sad because I had so much fun on the trip and I want to stay longer.
Henry Arnold's Travels
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Today we leave Paris and go back to London. We are traveling on a Eurostar train. The speed record for this train is 208 mph. You can tell we are moving very fast but the train is very smooth you can get up and walk around and there are no seat belts. There is a cafe on the train where you can get snacks. I wish there were trains like this in the US, it would be a fun way to get around. We just went into the tunnel that goes under the water between England an...
We went to the Louvre Museum today. It is one of the largest museums in the world. I think you could spend days walking around in the building and not see everything. The building used to be a palace for kings and Napoleon. Some of the most famous paintings in the world are there. We fought a huge crowd to get to see the Mona Lisa, but I don't think it was worth it. There were many other paintings and sculptures I liked better that were not so crowded, but ...
Today we went to Disneyland Paris which is about an hour out of the city. The park was amazing! The rides were like the rides in California, but with some differences. The most obvious difference was that the characters spoke French! My favorite ride was Space Mountain. It was way better than the Space Mountain rides in California and Orlando. In this ride you go through a full loop in the dark and a corkscrew. The rest of the park was nice too. Lots of t...
I decided to try a crepe from a street vendor the other day. The vendors are in front of some of the restaurants and they make the crepe right in front of you. You can get them with butter and sugar (like I did) or with other toppings. If you are in Paris try them, they are great!!!!