Bonjour!

I wanted to come home from Paris and tell you that it is so overrated, and what you see in movies is total crap and it isn’t romantic and beautiful. But it is. It was completely lovely and full of cheese and wine and chocolate and beautiful places and little brasseries on every corner. We had the best time. One small problem: it was COLD. Freaking cold. And it was even colder because if we wanted to see and do everything that we came to see and do we had to be out in it all the live long day! The cold had its advantages though. Paris is such a touristy destination that it is often jam packed with people in all the major areas but this weekend it was empty. The cold also lead us to look like the Pillsbury doughboy in all the pictures because we were so bundled up. We also took few to many taxi rides but I think I will take cold over crowds every time.

We flew in on Thursday and arrived around noon. We bravely made our way to our hotel using only public transportation. I find that the key to remember in a new city with an extensive train/subway system is that even though it is all unfamiliar and in a different language, it is successfully ridden by total morons every day. (Not that everyone is a moron but statistically, there have to be some.)

We spent the first afternoon and evening walking. We had a quick lunch from a bakery and walked to Notre Dame and from there we walked along the river to the Louvre and then down to the Arc de Triumph and then to the Eiffel Tower. This was not a short walk. We arrived at the Eiffel Tower after dark and there was hardly anyone around (except men selling little tower figurines every 10 feet). We found a restaurant near the tower and had a long dinner and watched the tower sparkle each hour!

Notre Dame

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The Louvre

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I’ll post more tomorrow!

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About fishandchipsandsalsa

This is the story of a newlywed-ish couple in Dallas about to pack up their lives and pups to move to jolly ol' England. They will miss good family, good friends and good fajitas.
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5 Responses to Bonjour!

  1. Cindy says:

    WOW!!! Sounds amazing and I am so glad you got to see everything! Can’t wait to hear and see more. Love you, Mom

  2. Cindy says:

    One more thing. Mike looks tres French in his beret and scarf.

  3. Lollie says:

    Ok, Mikey, you are not Quazimoto, but I got the inference. “The girls” as my sisters and I are still referred to by the uncles and aunts all met at the resort this weekend with our favorite aunt and uncle. Reese and Blair kept us entertained. Reese was insistent that my son’s name was not B– because B– was sitting over in the chair. He later called him POP because he had the same name as Poppie.
    How tall is the Eiffel tower?? Oil derrick at six flags? The reunion tower ball? Tower of the Americas in San Antonio? Stratasphere in Las Vegas?? or does it dwarf all these?

  4. T-Nutts says:

    That’s just amazing. You are going to have the best photo collection. Can I tell you again I am sooooo jealous.

  5. JiJi says:

    Mike is wearing a HAT!!! I’m so glad. The boy who had pneumonia is wearing a HAT!!! 30% of heat escapes through your head and the boy is wearing a hat, and he looks GREAT wearing a HAT!!!

    Great pictures!!! I’m envious of your trips to Paris. I went to East Texas for Valentines Day, but it was a glorious trip with the grandkids and the auntie neicey cousins. Wish you were here!!! Love, Mom

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