Saturday, February 4, 2012

Europe Part 5...

On the last leg of our trip, we flew from Rome to Paris, a flight that we almost missed. Note to self - when carrying extra baggage, arrive at the airport at least 2 hours ahead of time.

Anyway, once we arrived in Paris, grabbed a train into the city, and trekked to our hotel (only to find out we couldn't check in yet), we decided to walk around a little and find some lunch. We ate at a cute little cafe that had burgers and other "American" fare. YUM. (I know, I know...we should have searched for authentic French food - but we were hungry and this place was convenient).

After finally checking in to the hotel (which, by the way, was very close to the Louvre!!) and taking a short nap, we went to see some sights.

Ah, Notre Dame...the other side was under renovation, so we didn't get to see the cool spires and such.

But we did get to see some cool gargoyles!! 

Ze Eiffel Tour...which we decided (once again) to take the stairs to the top!
The view from Level 1 (about 300 stairs up)

From Level 2, I think...(maybe about 700 stairs up?)
Finally at the top! (a few more stairs and a quick elevator ride)

Probably my favorite picture ever!

Ze Arc de Triomphe
The way cool entrance to the Louvre! (I had NO idea how HUGE this museum is. It would take WEEKS to go through it properly. We had like 4 hours.)

Inside the Louvre

Ahh, Mona Lisa. You are not so interesting to me, but I took a picture of you anyway.

This picture was on the opposite wall from the Mona Lisa and hardly anyone was looking at it - despite it being WAY BETTER (and like, 10 times larger) than Mona. HELLO? - The Wedding at Cana, anyone? Bueller? Bueller???

La Seine...goodbye Paris!

 Thank you for bearing with me as I finished this series of posts. We had an amazing trip with many adventures and fun stories. I hope you enjoyed our pictures!

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