I mentioned Paris above. Our family visited Paris multiple times (I am a history lover, specifically French Revolution history) and waited until one of our last visits to Paris to finally run with the stroller. This Parisian run with my husband and kids in the double BOB is one of my most beloved running memories:
We began our run at the Louvre and ran into the Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden)— zigzagging our way through its packed-dirt paths, loudly chatting with the kids about the sculptures, trees, and fountains until we made our way to the opposite side of the Tuileries, overlooking the Place de la Concorde (serious French Revolution history happened at this location). We then worked our way across the heavily trafficked street to the sidewalk that ran along the River Seine to stare and admire the Eiffel Tower! There is always more than what meets the eye…we smelled aroma of delicious French food from the plethora of streetside brasseries, and we heard Parisian conversation at every turn. We crossed the gorgeous Pont Alexandre III Bridge— Les Invalides was straight ahead (hello, Napoleon), then down a ramp down to the river’s walking/running path. We discovered a neat athletic area along the river— “exercise parks” (as my kids call them) for adults and kids, small playgrounds and climbing walls…all along the way to the Eiffel tower sans traffic! After letting the kids play and some box jumps, we made our way over to Trocadero to enjoy another view of the city. It was a chilly February day and I found it odd to find an ice cream cart at Trocadero. Living in this magical moment though, we bought ice cream for the kids, which they enjoyed while we then ran to the Eiffel tower to take one last carrousel ride in Paris.
Oh, the places we run...make incredible memories!