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- Continental Breakfast
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We didn't have the best sleep on our first night in Paris; a combination of living in a tissue box with no air conditioning to cool the room, which forced us to open the window, and the fact that this area of town must've had a packed bar in the middle of the night, meaning the sounds of drunks, glass being smashed and the street being cleaned …
Day 8 started early in Frankfurt as we were catching the 8:57am train out of there to head to Paris. We got up and got ready, stuffing all our belongings back in our bags, and headed downstairs for the massive breakfast. After breakfast we went back upstairs and grabbed our things, and I once again felt a little bit backpackery carting my pack out …
... and stopped to fill the car up with petrol with a view of the Eiffel tower beside us! After a somewhat stressful half hour or more in peak hour, we both drew a big sigh of relief when we pulled into the Europcar parking lot at Gare de Lyon. I don’t know how my parents ever managed driving around here in their campervan 35+ years ago, circling the Arc de Triomphe using an old fashioned street map – there is no way we would survive without the trusty GPS!
From Gare ...
... this point), we made our way down the street to see the gorgeous Louvre just as the sun was setting. Unbelievable architecture. The clouded sky with hints of the sun's final rays provided the perfect backdrop.
From here we found a great French bistro where we had wine (of course), French onion soup (easing our way in), and Bruschetta. The food was delicious, there was a great band playing, and sitting under the red awning out on the ...
... a few minutes, we realized that the Eiffel Tower pokes its head above our building, but is not visible to us from our ground level apartment.
While toasting the arrival of our new grandson, we received the Skype call from Kristy's hospital room, and got our first look at mother, baby, and proud papa. The images were so good it was if we were in the room with them; what amazing technology. Happy Birthday, Matthew!