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Sunday 2/11 1:56 pm
We are in Paris at the moment, and have been here for just over a week. We've done a lot of enjoyable things. We’ve also been with Leah’s family for 7 days. We’re staying in quite a small flat. However, it’s very clean and comfortable, and is quite close to everything. We’ve been able to walk to most things and have only used the Metro a few times.
Throughout the past week we’ve done a lot of things ...
... in front of the tower and had our feast, and drank the wine straight from the bottle :). We sat there for 2 hours and just enjoyed the atmosphere. We learned that Jean shorts are in fashion for men here and that tourists are obsessed with taking pictures of themselves jumping in front of the tower. I don't get it.
Scott had some fun messing with the EI scammers who try to get you to sign a petition in support of handicapped people. They walk around the park and come up to ...
... cheap and fresh and watched midnight in Paris to review the sights of the day.
We then caught the metro to Notre dame cathedral and experienced the 12noon mass. The stain glass was memorable. On departing we bumped into Lyn Bullen on her way to Versailles-small world!
We then ambled along the sienne before the rain and the Louvre. Our legs are very sore by this stage.
... see all the beautiful sights and buildings. We stopped off at the Eiffel Tower where we also saw the light show. It was so incredibly beautiful. I stood there and it hit me, I'm actually standing in Paris looking at the Eiffel Tower! I'm back at the hotel now and very ready for sleep! Paris awaits me tomorrow. Keen for croissants!! ...
... and cool weather made for a nice afternoon in the gardens before we walked down to rue St.-Sulpice for the bus back home.
We rested a couple hours at the apartment before heading to the Eiffel Tower for dinner. One of the items on Irene's trip list was to ascend the tower to the top, but the daily lines to do so are long and discouraging. By making a dinner reservation at the restaurant on the first level, 58 Tour ...