It is 10am. The private coach is waiting exactly where it's supposed to be, in front of the grand main entrance of the Musée d'Orsay. I climb inside and claim a seat alongside my fellow American travelers, of which there are fourteen.
I love sitting in studio classes, experiencing that unique relationship between a master teacher and a student. It always feels like a privilege to hear and see the trust that has been generated and to feel the intensity of the learning and teaching model.
There is a little known story about the controversy surrounding the original architectural drawings of the Statue of Liberty. The first two versions were deemed too voluptuous and sexy for American tastes.
Is taking the kids along all it's cracked up to be? Despite frequent complaints, for many adults the answer must be yes. Families are like roaming packs these days, and kids are now included on more than just the traditional car trips.