Our First Day in Paris

Trip Start Jul 02, 2010
Trip End Aug 06, 2010

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Flag of France  , Île-de-France,
Friday, July 9, 2010

All of us slept in this morning, 8:30 before anyone stirred which obviously attests to the heat wave here in Paris. We decided after a good hearty breakfast to stroll around and get our "legs" on our first day here. We headed for Isle de la Cite and view Notre Dame and other historical areas and decided to take a boat ride on La Seine River to get a good perspective of our surroundings. It was a one hour ride and covered an area from Isle de la Cite to the Eiffel Tower and return . I highly recommend this and they do evening cruises as well after dark, which we will do later this week.
Stopped for some lunch in a Brassiere and had a light lunch and a beer of course. Paris is still locked in a heat wave as it's 32 C, I have had so much water I think I could have floated the boat we were on! After lunch we Pat & I decided to go to the Effiel Tower and see if we can go up today, since it is virtually cloudless here, but upon arrival there was at least an hours wait before getting up to the first level, and after that another hour to go to the top, and it’s already 6:30 in the evening, so we will go early tomorrow morning and try again.
We finished off the day with a nice port wine as an aperitif followed by a salad, luncheon meat, cheese, wine, etc. , and to bed for another full adventure tomorrow. Talk to you then.
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