We got up and managed to get everyone fed and dressed in time and headed out the door. Between the metro and the church, we passed two men arguing. I'm still surprised a fist fight didn't erupt. Thankfully, they were on the other side of the street.
|Still being patient|
As we left, I was surprised at how disappointed I was. I hadn't realized how hungry I was for social connection until I had a brief taste of talking with people who understood both my language and my culture.
|Proof we showed up|
I found Les Invalides interesting. It has an army museum and used to be a veterans' hospital and still is a home for disabled or elderly veterans. It has cannons and a ditch/moat (but with grass, not water) and high walls. Somehow it made war before machines and technology much more imaginable.
We found a small park nearby, but didn't stay long. We made our way home with somewhat calmer children. After some vegetable chowder, everyone felt much better.