Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bonjour from Paris!

Tiffany and I made it here safely. The plane ride was smooth - long but smooth. (sorry for any typos - the keyboards here are weird!) We made it to our hotel by bus, metro and some helpful people along the way. A nice boy at the airport gave us a map, directions, and rode with us on the bus downtown. And when we were looking for our hotel, we met a nice family from Ireland who were staying at our hotel and offered to walk us there... We arrived at the hotel by 10pm, so took showers and went to bed. The next day (Tues) we got up early and rode the metro into town. We walked to the Arc de Triomphe, which was amazing - surprisingly the first place we spotted any other tourists! For once I didn't feel out of place snapping a picture. Then we went to the Museè Marmottan, which had the whole bottom floor dedicated to Monet :) We then moved on to the Eiffel Tower... a lot bigger than I had imagined! We hiked up the first two floors (took a break on the first floor to have some lunch) then took the elevator to the top. I haven't had my glass of wine yet, but did have a glass of champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower :-)

Today (Wed) we went to the Louvre and saw the Mona Lisa and sculptures by Michelangelo. (Mom - we bought your present there... be excited). Tonight we will be going on a night bus tour to see the city of lights. And tomorrow we will take a walk around Notre Dame and the cathedrals around there - AND shop!

Til next time... sending love and hugs to those reading!

P.S. Maggie - Did you know that Gerard's family hosts a restaurant in the London Heathrow airport? :-)

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