Jon's family has a tradition on family vacations to do a white elephant gift exchange. Each person can spend $5 on their gift and it has to be something that you find on vacation. In Asia this was pretty easy. The winner was Aimee's Top Ramen Toilet Paper Holder. In Jamaica David won with the dog tooth that he got for free from a man with a tooth collection that he admired. This year, we decided to forgo the gift buying because France and Switzerland were significantly more expensive than our last two trips. Instead we all had to take pictures of the weirdest/ grossest thing we could find.
Jon and I took this game very seriously. We searched and searched for oddities. And... we won!
Here are a few of our runner up pictures, with the last picture being the cake winner.
|Jon found a Four-leaf Clover in the Gardens of Versailles|
|Portrait of a dying queen in the Louvre. We couldn't decide if the queen was male or female.|
|Baby face in an old school toilet. The hole leads down to Lake Geneva.|
|Speaking of old school toilets. We hadn't seen any like this since Malaysia. Your feet go on the foot marks and you squat. We all opted to hold it at this rest stop.|
|Fuzziest and biggest slug I have ever encountered.|
|Smiling skull in the Catacombs of Paris. 6 million corpses were thrown down here during the Black Plague.|
|Bloated dead fish hanging out in the moat of one of the castles we visited. Of course there were little kids throwing rocks at it to see if it might pop.|
|Dead rat all curled up in the roots of a tree near Pont D'Avignon.|
|Dead bird hanging out at the Roman Amphitheater in St Remy.|