We promised the girls we would take them to Euro Disney one of the days we are here. (we had to cancel their week long trip they have been planning for October) Every day our amazing journeys are going to make Disneyland lose its flavor. (at least for Jeff and I)
Today we went to the Chateau de Vaux Le Vicomte. An Amazing chateau with an amazing story behind it. (the owner worked for the king Louix XIV as his financial advisor. He had a big celebration, the king was insanely jealous and had the owner fired and thrown in jail for life and his wife kicked out of the country and then took his two designers and built Versailles. That stinky King!)
In the month of August the kids get to dress like a princess and prince for free. The girls got to look through all of their wonderful costumes to put on.
Don't be fooled by how darling this photo is. Caroline put the dress on for 2 seconds and only smiled because we begged her. But the photo is a keeper. (I also have some great ones of her crying)
Annie was a super sport for wearing the dress through the tour even though she said she felt a little old. I told her "oh it will make great photos!" I was right!Caroline's dress came off seconds after the photo while Annie Kate and Sally Jane toured the entire scene in costume.
The history is that the owner (Forquet) demolished 3 villages to build his gardens (he did hire all the villagers to work the gardens). The gardens were amazing and beautiful. We opted for the 15 Euro per hour little golf cart to view them all. best money we ever spent. The gardens were huge and a treat.
We summed up the day as comprising The Pirates of the Caribbean and a jungle tour and a walk through Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland only WAY better. I don't think we will get out of taking the girls to the crowded Disney, but we did try.
Off to the swimming pool and to eat our Sunday roast that we made in our little kitchen.