Thursday, October 28, 2010

Moosey-Moose and the Ancient Building on an Island - Part 2

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is me high up in Le Mont Saint Michel! Good thing I'm not afraid of heights.

On a clear day, like this one, you can see forever! I had to be careful because it got a little windy, and it was cold. See, I'm wearing my yellow sweater AND my t-shirt. Brrrrr.

This is the big iron gate that drops down to make a bridge into the village. Centuries ago the soldiers would draw the bridge up so enemies could not get inside the village. Remember, Mont Saint Michel is on an island.

This is the view at night. I don't think too many things are beautiful. But this building - it's BEAUTIFUL!

The next morning, sheep were grazing in the field that leads up to the island. These sheep are called mouton blanc. That's French for white sheep.
I hope you are enjoying my travels in France as much as me. Next, I'm off to a little fishing village.
Au Revoir,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Moosey-Moose and the Ancient Building on an Island

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is a view from my car, traveling down a highway in France on my way to Le Mont-St.-Michel.

As you can see, there are lots of signs and arrows pointing in all directions! It's a good thing I didn't get lost.

Finally! The building I've been waiting for. This is Le Mont-Saint-Michel. It's an ancient church that goes back in history hundreds of years. All the way back to the year 708! Wow, that's old.

The big building in the center is the church. Well, they called it an abbey. Around the abbey is the village.

This is what the main street in the village looks like today. Lots' of little shops that sell souvenirs. And restaurants and hotels, too. Hundreds of years ago there were businesses, too. Except they sold mostly useful stuff, like pots, pans, yarn, and candles.
Tomorrow I will post more pictures of the the inside of the abbey. Here is one website that tells you more about Le Mont-Saint-Michel:
Bye for now,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes Horseback Riding in France!

Hi Travel Buddies,

Here's another picture of Le Chateau Curzay where I stayed for 3 nights. My room was on the second floor!
And while I was there, I met Chloe and she took me horseback riding! We rode for a whole hour all around the property at the chateau.

Chloe taught me how to sit up straight and how to hold the reins so I could tell my horse which direction to go.
My horse's name was Amadeus. He was very friendly to me except he would try to eat leaves off the trees when I wasn't looking!

This is me with Chloe after our ride. I hope to visit her again one day when I go back to France. Or, maybe she can visit me if she ever travels to Seattle.
Bye for now,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Moosey-Moose Blows Hot Air - In a Balloon That Is!

Hi Travel Buddies!

I want you to meet my new friends.

This is Pierrot and Jean-Daniel. Jean-Daniel is the Pilot of the hot air balloon that I got to fly in! This is the link to his website: But remember, it's all in French!

This is the crew setting up the balloon. They use a super powerful hot air pump that blasts hot air into the balloon.
This is a picture I took as soon as we lifted off the ground. In the background is Le Chateau Curzay. That's the chateau I stayed at for 3 nights! I was treated like a king.

This is me flying hundreds of miles up in the air. It was very quiet up there. I could get used to this on a daily basis.

When I finally got back to my room after sailing around the skies, my hostess had jelly candies waiting for me in my room. Yum!
Be sure to check back. Next I'll introduce to you two more friends at the chateau.
Bye for now,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to France - A Visit to a Military Hospital and Museum

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is the famous The Hôtel National des Invalides. It used to be a hospital. But today it's a museum.
This is where Napoleon and other famous Frenchmen are buried.

Plus, it has other super cool information about the history of France. Here's the link to the website: Ask an adult to help you use the website because it's a little complicated but it's worth looking at.
Later I'll blog about my surprise adventure - in the sky! Can you guess what I did? Check back tomorrow to find out more.
Bye for now,

Friday, October 8, 2010

Moosey-Moose Answers His Mail

Hi Buddies,

I want to say "Hi" to Alaina. HI!!!! I'm glad you wrote again. Paris is a super cool city. I walked A LOT! I'm glad you like my blog, too. To answer your question, some of the places I've traveled to are: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; London, England; Victoria, B.C.; Portland, Oregon; Edinburgh, Scotland; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; and New Orleans, Louisiana. Whew! That's a lot of places. But, there are tons more I need to go to, too.

Where are you from? Maybe I've been to your town.

Be sure to follow my blog and learn more about my adventures in Paris.

Bye for now,


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to France - A Two-Museum Day!

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is me with my new friend in Paris. I would see him every morning to have a short hot chocolate and a croissant. YUM!! Croissants are my new favorite food to eat.

After enjoying my morning snack like all good Parisians, I was ready to explore the streets of Paris.

This is a boat traveling up the famous river called the Seine. I rode on one at night. Paris is also called the City of Lights. And now I know why. I'll send you some photos so you can see for yourself. But now, back to my museum day.

This is me outside the Musee d'Orsay. This is the link to the museum's website:

This is inside of the Musee d'Orsay. It looks like an old fashioned train station! There are lots of small rooms inside this really big room. I got to see famous paintings by famous artists like Van Gogh (that's him with the museum sign), and Manet, and Degas. There are also lots of statues. Before I knew it, hours had gone by. Well, check out the website you so you can feel like you're there, too.
Have fun!
Next, I went to the Musee-Rodin. Auguste Rodin was a very famous sculptor. A sculptor is someone who makes statues. He's super famous for his statue called The Thinker. That's it behind me in this picture. See, I can think just like the statue. Super cool!
This is the link to the Musee-Rodin: There's lots of interesting information.
I hope you're having fun traveling with me on my blog. If you have questions about the places I've visited, be sure to write to me and let me know where you're from. Maybe one day I can visit your city!
I gotta go now,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to France - A Day at The Louvre

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is me outside of a very famous museum. It's called the Musee Du Louvre. That's French for The Louvre Museum.

If you're like me, you probably think museums are boring. Well, not anymore! This museum is the best place to hang out for hours and hours. I saw hundreds of paintings by famous artists.

This is me siting in front of one famous painting. Her name is Mona. Well, everyone else calls her Mona Lisa. She's very famous for her smile.

That probably explains why hundreds of people visit her every day! Good thing for me I arrived early to avoid some of the huge crowds.
This is me at the end of my visit at the Louvre. Good thing I ate my vegetables that day! Ok,I didn't really lift this pyramid. On the outside of the museum is a glass pyramid that is also the entrance to the museum. Inside the museum is the pyramid upside down! There was just enough room for me to sit between these two pyramids!
If you want to learn more about the Musee Du Louvre, here's the museum link: There are lots of fun activities for kids, too!
Be sure to check back later. I'll post more pictures of the streets of Paris so you can see what the city looks like, too.
Bye for now,