Day 46 (15 August 2010) – Rue de la Paix

That’s literally “Street of Peace, ” but you might know it better by its American counterpart, “Boardwalk.” I just a minute ago took this picture of the heated game of Monopoly taking place in our dining room right now. The action is fierce, as Ella moves past Celeste’s properties under the watchful eyes of Chloe and Laura. For those of you keeping score at home, Celeste is Christine’s daughter, a member of the family around the corner remodeling their home (Melinda’s helping install kitchen cabinets today). And Laura is our next door neighborhood, back from vacation with her parents for a few days.

Chloe, um, suggested to me that I point out that she is, um, winning, and that she, um, won last night’s game. So let it be known that I have dutifully reported her, um, suggestion. UPDATE: Chloe goes down as Celeste, age 10, wins!

Want to know what Park Place is called in French Monopoly? Avenue Des Champs-Élysées, of course!