In April Jeremy was running the Paris marathon, so Sam and I tagged along for the ride! We didn’t actually get too involved with the marathon itself, in fact we headed for the other side of town and the Jardin de Plantes (outside the Natural History Museum), where we came upon this beautiful cherry blossom carpet.
And these glorious poppies!
We were excited to discover that one corner of the Jardin de Plantes is given over to the Menageries (the zoo), so off we went exploring…
Neither of us had actually seen real live giant tortoises before. As Sam pointed out, they were as big as sheep!
A lizard in the reptile house showing us his strange skin close-up.
Walking through the gardens toward the museum buildings, the afternoon light was beautiful.
And to top it all we found a new friend. Our very own (very adventurous) giant tortoise!