Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Liam's Travel day Blog

Well we are off! My dad and I were up and going at 5:30 in the morning. We got to the airport at 7:00 and our flight left Orange County at 8:15. The first flight was to Chicago. That is where we are now. As it happens, my aunt Brooke is having a baby here in Chicago today, but we don’t have time to go to the hospital before our flight leaves for Paris.

Now that school is out, I can to start helping my dad with the blog. I’m excited to get back to France. We were there for six weeks last year, but not during the Tour de France. This time I want to ride one of the time trials.

We are now in France. The flight was nine hours from Chicago. We rented a mini van and went to our favorite park in Paris called Montsouris. A year ago I used to play with my brothers in this park. It is beautiful and peaceful, and it is right in a huge city. Today it is windy in Paris but the sky is very blue and it is about 73 degrees. Tomorrow we unpack the bikes and get ready to head out to the alps and Provence to start to get ready for the Tour sections we will ride. But right now I have to go to bed. It has been a long trip.