Friday June 17, 2011
We flew from London Heathrow to Charlie De Gaulle in Paris. Again they make you walk f.o.r.e.v.e.r to get to customs. Of course we had more to carry because I had been shopping:) It really wasn't that much but Mark was a little upset about it because the longer we have to walk the more he has to help carry it for me.
Traffic in Paris was horrible from the airport but it was also the time of day. Our taxi driver actually pulled over on the freeway to take a pee! It seemed like forever to get our Hotel. Phil and I were talking about how nice it will be to unpack since we will actually be here for 8 nights.
So we get to the Hotel which was very nice. Has one of those cute tiny lifts that the max is 4 people. Our room is lovely only small. Small is okay, we have a door that opens to a view but guess what? No dresser!! So I am still going to have to live out of my bag. I was pretty upset about this. Sometimes I'm like a little kid when I don't get my way. So we meet with Phil later and he has no view but has a dresser. Mark thought the view was better then a dresser, I didn't agree at first but he was right. I did live out of my suitcase the entire 3 weeks.
Ali came in from London by train. So we all went out to dinner to the Julien which was delicious. I didn't take pictures and the dessert was so worthy of a picture. (same place we went to on our anniversary so you will see pictures later)Walking can be very hard for me and it was a bit of a walk. Mark keeps wanting to tell them to slow down but I don't want to be the issue/problem.
Saturday June 18, 2011
On Saturday we sleep in a little. Phil and Ali went out without us. We meet up with them over at Notre Dame. No one wanted to wait in line to go inside. It started to pour and the wind was taking every one's umbrellas out of commission. We stood for the longest time under an awning with freezing wind and rain hitting against us. When that stopped we headed over to a little cafe and had the best omelets. It is so funny because they actually drink alcohol all the time. Funny to see eggs with a glass of wine. But if you can't beat them you join them and I did! Then we headed over to the Mus'ee d'Orsay. It was a long line for tickets and by the time we got inside it was an hour before closing and it was free! Got to see paintings by Manet and Monet. I have never studied art so I never knew there was a Manet. I had never heard of him before.
I know you see some blue sky but it was really raining a lot. I wish we could have gone inside, it was really beautiful to see Notre Dame.
There was a bridge with love locks everywhere with couples names on them. We also watched this street performer but he wasn't very good.
We ended up taking a taxi back to the hotel. (Phil and Ali took a bus) We waited for almost 45 min. in the wind and cold (some drizzle) to get a taxi. Very busy time after all the places close.
Had plans to go to dinner at eight. Went to a very nice place called Ambassade d' Auvergne that was recommended by the Hotel. It of course was a bit of a walk but I was okay. This place was wonderful & exquisite. We had some very different things that were delicious. That was Mark's cheesy mashed potatoes that our waiter was whipping up. Since I didn't want to try something new I had the chicken, Mark had duck. The service was excellent. We didn't get back until almost midnight.
13 more days to go!
Just wanted you to know that even though I may bitch a little bit in these posts I really had the best trip ever.