June 8 was our third day in Paris.  Deciding the attacks with hammers were finished, we went to Notre Dame cathedral and the nearby archeological crypt (after our usual cafe au lait and croissants breakfast, of course).  We elected to skip the long line to go to the top of the cathedral, but we did use our museum pass to bypass the line to see the inside (tip:  get the museum pass.  It saves lots of money and lots of time!), taking in the French Gothic architecture from…

The 5 of us were biking along the canals behind the palace at Versailles when my 8-year-old followed my detour off the main path to see where a hilly dirt path that went into the nearby woods might lead, as it seemed more exciting than the wider main trail.  He looked ahead at the dips and turns ahead of us and yelled, “You’re the best Daddy in the WORLD!” June 15, 2017, the penultimate day of our French vacation:  the day I became the best Daddy in the…