We slept in a bit this morning...concert hangover!! Brad and I walked to get some croissants, etc. for breakfast. These were the most delicious yet!! We also got some mini quiches and some other pastries that involved chocolate :)
Our Paris l'Open tour bus tickets were good for today, too. So off we went!
More amazing sights:
|In front of Notre Dame|
|Notre Dame and the Seine|
We went to tour Notre Dame. It is 850 years old now! Really beautiful and majestic.
We found a little cafe making fresh crepes right outside. Grandma has been wanting crepes, and yesterdays were only so-so. We had a little snack:
|His crepe maker....that thing on the right full of batter gets pulled across the griddle and makes one big giant crepe.|
|This was the caramel one. It was good!|
|Lea and I chose the waffle with chocolate sauce instead. Super yummy!|
|C-c-c-cold out here!|
|You can see the military in the camo (or maybe you can't! LOL!) They carry machine guns. Wow, I feel safe. :(|
|They put up these facades on buildings that are under construction. You can't see the "ugly" and it has a nice building painted on it!|
We went back to the Eiffel Tower. Yesterday the lines to go up were super long, so we went online and got them for today instead.
As we were walking to the entrance, I noticed a dude wearing a weird mask and he was walking very close to Lainie, right behind her. I wanted her turn around and see him so I said, "Lainie!" Well she turned around and little did I know he was HOLDING HER HAND!!!!! She screamed SO loud!! SO LOUD!!! He was doing this to people and making everyone laugh. If I had known he was holding her hand, I would have attacked him! (this was before I realized what he was doing and that he wasn't a serial killer.) We got some pics after he ran off, but not great ones. Have to post them anyway for the memory!!!
|See if you can spot him! :D|
|Here he is getting ready to grab this lady's hand!|
So the non-chickens went up in the Tower. (This time, Grandma was in the non-chickens group.) I know what everyone is thinking...you HAVE to go up! You will regret it! How can you not go up? Well I am terrified of heights and I know my limitations! I have zero regrets. I still got the great pictures!!!
Back on the bus!
We had such a busy and fabulous day! We came back to an artist we saw earlier that makes really cool name paintings...
We went near our apartment for dinner tonight. We were looking for an inexpensive place (ha!) but it was too cold to keep wandering. We stopped at a tiny place and decided to share some meals again. It really is enough food! (Especially with all the pastries in between!!)
|Pork tenderloin with potatoes/veggies|
|The best broccoli soup I have ever had!!!|
|Bacon burger...even that looks gourmet!|
Grandma, Lainie and I wanted to see the Eiffel Tower all lit up. Brad and Lea walked back home and we caught a cab. We had a great driver! He spoke English and we explained that we wanted to get some good pics of the Tower. He took us to 2 excellent spots and took a pic of us, too!!
|Dark, but beautiful!|
|Tower in the distance|
|On the "Love Lock" bridge!|
Too bad it has to end tomorrow, Paris is a wonderful city!!!