Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A trip underground

I grew up on National Geographic magazine. I think many of us did.
My dad enjoyed it and always had copies at his little barber shop.
This was good reading material while waiting for that hair cut or shave.

One of my favorite things to do as a kid, was to go over to his shop,
sit down, and read NG. Always fascinating.

When I saw the cover of the Feb. issue it reminded me of
my dad and an interesting little excursion I had in Paris years ago.

Trust me, you'll enjoy the read.

I knew about the catacombs (did the tour) but did not realize
that there were so many tunnels and old quarries underneath the city.

In 1961 there was a collapse and a neighborhood was swallowed.
Makes you think of Paris in a different way.
There are even people called "cataphiles" that spend time underground.
Definitely not for me-hehe.

If you have the chance, pick up the issue. If you are a "woman of a certain age",
it will probably bring back some memories.
You will never look at Paris in the same way.

Now on a different note. Please say a little prayer for Annika.
Tomorrow she is having a very grown-up procedure done.
Today is the pre-op work.
I am saying my prayers that all is well. We certainly appreciate any prayers we can get for my little sweetpea.

Big hugs,

P.S. I would love for you to stop by facebook if you have the chance.
Just click on the button on the sidebar.
It really is such an easy way to get updates.

Another big hug!


Pondside said...

Hi Barb - sending a prayer for your sweet Annike.
Interesting post - the second 'Paris' post I've read this morning and it has me wishing.......

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I love NG.

Sending prayers for Annike!

Lorrie said...

Hi Barb,

Praying for your little sweet pea. I'll be looking for that article about Paris - how I'd love to be going there.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Dear Barb,

My prayers are with little Annika! I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for her too!

The Natl Geographic sounds so exciting I will be on the lookout for it.

Hope all is good for you. My prayers are with your sons always.

Big warm hugs, Sherry

Maggie said...

Hi Barb,
I guess we're not talking Metro here?
This is a side of Paris that we didn't see last year during our long weekend visit.
Maybe we just have to go back again this Spring and check it out?
Annike is in my thoughts & prayers, wishing her a speedy recovery too.

Theresa said...

I was just looking at a National Geographic at the Library! I will pick that one up! We subscribed to the magazine for years while my Daughter was in school! So much good reading!

I'll be praying for you sweetpea, Annika! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Alexandra MacVean said...

I'm with you with the NOT living underground! haha :)

I really, REALLY enjoyed this post and hope to make it to Paris one day soon.

Happy Wednesday!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is very interesting, Barb. I have always loved National Geographic and when I come upon one, it's hard to put it down!

Sending prayers and a big hug for Annika.


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Oh yes, I remember National Geographic magazines. My dad was a collector and they were stacked in our garage for years as his collection grew. I did not appreciate them as a girl, but I'd love to sit and go through a stack of them now!

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