This morning we waked up (LOL, that's an inside joke for Lea!!) and Brad went out for croissants (ever-present in Paris!) and cappuccino (also ever-present in Paris!)
|Croissant and other goodies :)|
We had our breakfast then packed up our stuff. Since the landlady didn't have an apartment available for 3 nights, we had this apt for one night and we are moving to the other one for our last 2 nights. Since she compensated for our inconvenience with a free night, we didn't complain! A taxi picked us up and we headed to the 4th district.
|Goodbye apartment! (Bottom windows on left of door)|
|Hello new apartment! This is just the courtyard inside the building.|
|View from kitchen window. Wish I had gotten some better pics!|
|This was our landmark! The dude faced the street we needed to take to get home.|
|Lainie waiting for the bus!|
|On top of the bus!|
|Awesome views from up here!!|
|Some pretty building :)|
|Lainie checking out the audiotour|
|The scooters/motorcycles had these hand and leg warmers on them! Brad was very impressed.|
|This obelisk was a gift from Egypt and was made in 1200 BC. Whoa. Great view with the Eiffel Tower in the background!|
They took some pics from the top...incredible views!!
|There's some chickens down there|
That was an expensive ride, but they said it was worth it!!!
|Look how French Lainie and Grandma look!|
I warned you that I love the Eiffel Tower! Here are 8 million pictures, from every conceivable angle!!! #can'tgetenough
|I never knew it had all this detailed scroll work!|
We made our way down to the river to catch the boat ride and see Paris from the Seine. The problem with these bus/boat tours is they only come every 30 minutes in the winter, and you never know when that is going to happen. There is a bit of standing around, in the cold. Grandma took Lainie and ran off to get another cappuccino. And here comes the boat! Brad was running around like a maniac trying to find them, to no avail. The boat left without us. We didn't want to wait another 30 minutes! We made a new rule: no cappuccinos until we get OFF at a stop, LOL! Half of the 8 stops along the river were flooded anyway and couldn't be used. :(
|Here it comes, there it goes!|
|Pelted with hail!|
|See those hail stones falling?|
|Lea's toes were getting cold!|
But it must be like Michigan because a few minutes later:
|Just like in Germany...such fresh flowers everywhere!|
Lunch time! Dinner time? It was about 4pm, I think. We stopped at a place with a view of Notre Dame. We decided to share some meals. Paris prices are outrageous!!! This place was super expensive, not great service and only mediocre food. But hey, ya win some, ya lose some.
|Wieners and fries|
|Croque Monsieur is a ham and cheese...with extra cheese melted on top|
|French onion soup. Or, as the French call it, onion soup.|
|We had crepes for dessert, almost forgot to take a pic! This one was lemon. Crepe with sugar on top, then you squeeze a fresh lemon on it. It was good, if you like crepes (which I don't.)|
The food was good, but not great. A bit disappointing. But it was still fun to be together!
We were tired and headed back to our apartment. Since it was being cleaned when we dropped off our stuff, we never had a chance to look around. We were excited to see it!
|Me and Grandma photographing the kitchen/living area. Small, but good enough!|
|Only a fraction of our collection!|
We were SO EXCITED when Neon Trees came on!!! They started with "Moving in the Dark" which is a song we totally love. They played some of our faves!! My fave of theirs is "Mad Mad Love" and they played it which made me very happy! And of course, the ones everyone knows, "Animal" and "Everybody Talks." They really rocked and we sang and danced and sweated for the whole thing! Brad was super nice and held our coats the whole time. I was having serious hot flashes!! LOL, guess who is too old for a concert? Ha, there were people even older than us there! Brad took some pics with his phone but they all stunk! Too dark in there. 2 videos turned out a bit better, but not great. I am posting them anyway!! They are short. (too short!)
The concert was the whole reason we decided to go to Paris! It was totally cool to be there!
We took the stinky and scary-at-night Metro back home and went to bed, exhausted. My ears were ringing :)