Sunday, April 1, 2012

Goodbye Gelato, Hello Croissants

We flew to Paris last night. It took about two hours, so it wasn't too bad. We saw the Alps from high up and they were beautiful and snow-capped. The landing was a little rough and they slammed on the brakes, but it was fun :) Our apartment was obviously not cleaned before we got here and we believe that the landlord lives here considering his razor and toothbrush are in the bathroom. The toilet room smells like smoke and so does the hallway of the building. O well. It's just another experience.

We went to the Champs-Elysees where all the high-falooting stores are. Mom went into a bathroom that cost two euros to use, but had somebody clean the toilet after each use. She also said that the stall had wallpaper that was stacks of books as in "going to the library." Well, that's how we interperated it :)

Next, we made our way to the Arc de Triomphe where I happily translated the words here, we, and are. It was beautiful with all the details.

The Eiffel Tower was our final destination of the day. It was a lot bigger than I thought it was and the color wasn't what I had expected it to be. It was brownish, but I guess I thought it would be bronzish. It was awesome either way. We were going to climb the steps, but both mom and I had to pee and they closed the bathrooms until later. We might climb it tomorrow though.

We are sitting in our apartment now waiting to go to dinner. Apparantly, nothing opens until 1930. I want to try real French escargot!

More tomorrow after our trip to the Louvre tomorrow!


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