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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Paris Trip!

We went to Paris this past weekend with my brother Josh. He came to town for 10 days and this was the end of his trip. We got engaged in Paris and knew we wanted to take Roman. With our days ending it was perfect to go this weekend with Josh. We got up and around on Saturday morning and left before noon. Roman slept so long in the car! I had to wake him to get him to eat and that never happens. Makes me wonder if I need to try to get him to go back to sleep after his short naps. Got there by 5 and out on the streets soon after. It was COLD! BUT no snow so that made us happy. Roman was so good in his stroller all bundled up too. So we walked around and we went to Notre Dame. We took some pictures in front and showed Josh where Tony proposed.

Before he fell asleep - I got some of him all bundled up in his stroller.

He asked me to be his wife while I sat on the bench right
behind the stroller March 18, 2006 almost 4 years ago.
We took our first engaged pic around here in a
similar pose.. with the same scarfs on and Tonys hat too!

Then we went inside to take a look around. We also went to the Shakespeare and Company bookstore too. I got a kids book called "We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures" The pictures are all from different artists.

Then we went to eat and I of course fed Roman and we also had to change him twice! Our meal was great and we were all ready to walk around some more! It was around Romans bed time too and he soon fell asleep in his stroller. We walked from there to the Louvre then on to the Champs Elysee, then we headed back to the hotel and it was almost midnight by the time we got back.

us




We watched some CNN and headed to bed.

DAY Deux
Roman wanted to get up a little sooner then the rest of us, Oh well sleep is not for those who want to see Paris, right? So we got up and around for our big DAY in Paris. We had found out the night before that the Louvre was free the first Sunday of the month and to our luck that was this Sunday! Yippie! We got in right before 11 am, NO LINE, AND it was FREEE. Super lucky we are. Also since we had the stroller Roman and I got to ride a very cool elevator down to the Main level where the entrances are. We spent a few hours in the Louvre and saw every wing but not every floor. We saw all the main stuff and the Mona Lisa of course. She has moved since Tony and I last saw her (Separate trips in college - sooo..a few years ago). The new spot is much better for her and her many admirers. Its pretty crazy that she draws such a crowd. After about 4 hours walking we decided to move on to the next landmark. We had gotten a day pass on the metro so we headed to Le Sacre Coure aka the big white church on the hill. We took many pics from here and went inside too. It was beautiful but I was not allowed to take pics, google images, and there are some. Then we went to the Eiffel Tower. It was so pretty. Roman was amazing all day long, till we got there then he was very upset about something. I sat and fed him (in the cold) right by the Eiffel Tower and Josh and Tony walked around. He calmed down eventually and was happy as a clam. It has been a long day so we headed back to the room around that time. I think it was around 10. The stroller was awesome and only once did we have to break k it down to get through the gates after the metro. I am not sure why some of them have the extra door but some don't! I realized having a stroller and not a friend to help you carry it would NOT work in Paris if you wanted to take the metro. A nice stranger would work. We were not the only ones who carried strollers up and down the stairs for the metro.. believe me.




There she is.. behind all those people The Mona Lisa.

Roman enjoyed listening to Tony out front of the chuch


We had dinner right across the street from the Moulin Rouge. It was a very American style place called Buffalo Grill. Josh was disappointed in the choice, I had ostrich and I think tony had a buffalo burger. He wanted to see a show, and checked out the prices, nothing under 100 euros!

Three different views of La Tour Eiffel



Last Day
We got up and walked around tried to go to the catacombs but it was Monday and they were closed. We then went to this VERY cool area that is a giant flea market. Its the largest in the world with over 200,000 visitors every weekend! The link is to a site I found that talks about it. That is about all I have to say about that! Then we had pizza. We learned you can have pizza without cheese and its still good. Then we headed home. It was the end to a wonderful weekend and most likely the last trip we will be taking during our time here in Germany.


Sometimes (most times) I love Graffiti



Pizza - NO CHEESE! Still awesome.
Cheese does not make the pizza we decided. I didn't think that was possible
What a great way to end our time here. Paris was the first trip we took together when we got engaged in March then we went 2 years ago in March and now again in March and now its our last before we move. Maybe someday I will go again in the summer.. warm weather makes every city better. Ahh Paris. Yet another reason for me to keep the "Paris room" in our next home. Maybe I will blow up some of these pics I took! You will have to come see.

1 comment:

Micki said...

Looks like an awesome trip. I would love to come see your Paris room once you get settled back in the states.