Our trip to Paris
Trip Start Mar 01, 2007
57Trip End Jul 01, 2009
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Day One: We picked Jill up at the airport around 9:00 am. After some searching at the Frankfurt airport, we finally found each other. We then got in the car and drove for six hours. Destination: Paris. Jill was really excited to try her French. She speaks fairly fluently, but hadn't practiced in a while, so she was a little nervous to see if she could communicate with the local French people. Her first test came at a gas station outside of Paris. While in the restroom, a French lady asked her if there was any toilet paper. She actually understood and responded
With Jill navigating the way through the metro system, we finally saw it. It was worth the wait. I thought it was unbelievable. After taking a few hundred pictures, we went to a little cafe. Jill had to try a latte and chocolate mouse. Then we went back to the metro and stopped at the Arc de Triomphe. Jill can tell you the history of it better than I can, but it was pretty cool. After a long day, we finally went back to the hotel and crashed.
Day 2: This was a full day of sight seeing. We started off by going to see the Louvre. At this point in our trip, we decided not to actually go into the Louvre. We didn't want to wait in lines when we only had 2 full days of Paris. We walked around outside of the Louvre for quite a while, which is still really cool. The museum itself is ginormous. It's really pretty spectacular. If you haven't already, check out the pictures in the photo gallery. There's a cool shot of Jill and I in front of the Louvre that shows how big it is. From the Louvre, we went to Musee de Orsay. None of us are real art connoisseurs, but we actually did go inside. You could spend days inside each of these museums, but we only spent a few hours looking at the most famous art works
Day 3: Today was mainly about one thing: shopping. We walked around the city and shopped. Joe and I decided we'd done enough shopping so we left Jill to that. Instead, Joe and I went back to the Louvre and actually went in. We saw two things, the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. (Yes, the Mona Lisa is small). The lines weren't actually that bad on this day but we decided to head back outside and walk around. That kind of sums up day 3, shopping and walking. Overall, it was a very fun and action packed trip to Paris.