Eiffel for you, Paris

Rise and shine, slowly that is. We were a little sluggish this morning after staying up way to late, but that didn’t slow us down! We had our first French breakfast (I had crepes with chorizo!) with our cappuccinos! It was delicious.

The weather here is a little cold in the morning but was blazing by the afternoon. After our breakfast we started our walk to Napoleons Tomb which of course all the boys in the family were so thrilled! On our way there we stopped in the garden in front of the Eiffel Tower, getting to see it in the day light for the first time. Just the previous night 1 million people were kicked out by the riot police because they wouldn’t stop celebrating their World Cup win! Such an incredible experience!

After that we walked the rest of the way and took in all the tiny streets and old architecture. The boys were all amazed by the tomb and got little souvenirs.

After that we headed to the hop on and off bus. It’s such a great way to see highlights and get around town. We headed to a miniature army man shop and then to Norte Dame! It was just as beautiful as the last time and we all lit a candle inside. Still a bucket list of mine to go to the top, but that will just have to be done when I’m not with people afraid of heights!

After that most of the family was exhausted so they headed back to the hotel. Laney and I decided to ride the bus around the full route just to see it all. Which included the 5 story Louis Vuitton store, the Disney store, the arch de triumph, and a really sunburnt scalp, we then had a really nice walk from the Eiffel Tower back to our room. Our dinner was this small place we had found earlier in the day. We all got their steak and French fries and it was incredible. Laney tried wine in France, while I had a water, wine, and a chocolate milkshake. We ended the night with a walk down the streets near the hotel, stopping to get a waffle with some Nutella! We saw some pretty incredible things today, but it wasn’t too crazy because at 6:30 am tomorrow we are being picked up for a full day of touring the Normandy beaches! Nightly night friends!

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