Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 1 Vacation: Paris, MI

Since being in Georgia, Drew and I have not been able to celebrate our 2 year Anniversary. We went on a mini- road trip, which allowed us to relax, rejuvenate and come back with a fresh perspective. 

 I thought I would re-cap our great vacation and wonderful memories. Our first stop as we headed to Traverse City, Michigan was to take a detour to Paris, Michigan! 

 Lets go for a little history lesson about Paris Park. In the 1930's, Paris Park was used as temporary shelter for WPA government workers. They live in bunkhouses, which were torn down, but the metal frames were stored in a barn.

Several decades passed and High School Students from Osceola Career Center discover the metal and decided it would be good material for a project. The students made a replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Park. It is 20 feet tall and so cool!! This might be the closest I get to the Eiffel!
 I love Drew, he is so adventerous and ready to stop anywhere.. We love to off road it!
 A little romance in front of the famous tower.. They say it's the most romantic city in the world.... A little "oui, oui"

 The Eiffel Tower located in the Paris Park is near a fish hatchery. On the other side of the hatchery is a carving of a Chippewa Chief. We thought he was pretty cool! At first we couldn't find him, but then we realized he was across the way!

 I wanna be an Indian Chief too!!
 Drew are you praying with the chief?

Where is the coolest off the road tourist stop you've made??


Jogging on Coffee said...

Haha, that replica of the Eiffel Tower is cute!

Sarah said...

You should come visit!!