Thursday, November 04, 2004

The TGV -- The Kids

From Turin we took a TGV (train à grande vitesse), France's high speed train back to Paris. The TGV motto is "take the time to go fast." Unfortunately, it still took more than 5 hours from Turin. We ended up sitting next to a friend of a friend who had a 5 year old son -- a good companion for my two kids, but it made the trip quite loud at times. My children introduced the boy to the wonders of Scooby Doo silly putty. It was a huge hit and the kids played with the silly putty for most of the train ride. It's difficult to explain silly putty to the French. Actually, I'm not sure how I'd explain it to someone in English either. The French mother tried calling it: glue, gum and finally settled on play-doh. I haven't played with the stuff in a long time and had bought it on my US sister's recommendation. Definitely something I'll have to buy for future trips.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
1:41 PM



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