Friday, April 16, 2010

I love Paris!!!

So I have decided if I ever had to live overseas it would definitely be in Paris..I am talking as a civilian of course since I am currently living in Germany but this was not my choice. My choice would definitely be Paris.  It was a fantastic experience and an exciting time for sure.  We stayed here..

this was the back of our hotel and I loved that it was right next to a huge galleria with tons of shops and several metro stops.  The entire time we were there we either walked or rode the metro(totally reccomend this for those who don't like to walk too much) it was easy to get in and out of and definitely much faster then just walking everywhere..

We walked around the first day and took in all the sights near our hotel. It was so nice and peaceful walking along the Sienne river and just taking it all in. We walked over to the Louvre and walked the entire grounds from beginning to end. It was absolutely beautiful as long as you avoided all the gypsies and we were just so thrilled at even being there and being able to enjoy it completely.

We went to several things while there and basically killed our feet walked our little hearts out as much as we could.  We saw the Eiffel tower..

 as well as the Arc de Triomphe...     and the Saint Chapel....

and Notre Dame cathedral...
We climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe..all 284 steps..I was so tired by the time we got to the top let me tell ya!!  Of course they put a shop in the top so it was ok as long as I could buy some cool stuff!! Hehe

We went back a few days later and went inside the Louvre and my absolute favorite things were seeing the Mona Lisa and also the bottom level where Mr. M said we stay because it was dark and cold and quiet!! He is such a goofball!  Sheeesh!  There were a lot of people there for sure but the crowds and the waiting was well worth it all.  We were able to go up to the second floor of the Eiffel tower but the top was temporarily closed. It was so windy up there and our ears popped going up so I can't even imagine how the top floor would have been but the second floor was plenty beautiful and I think we could have spent all day up there!
Once we left the Eiffel tower we went for a boat ride down the Sienne river for some more sightseeing and night views of everything. We timed it just right and the ride was breathtaking seeing the Eiffel tower all light up as well as Notre Dame cathedral and even the Louvre.  I would recommend anyone do your sightseeing during the day and then go take the boat ride at night!  Once it gets dark in Paris it is gorgeous  and a little teency bit scarey on some streets..just being honest but still would live there in a heart beat!!

I had taken tons of pics and will be sure to share some more with you as soon as my computer guy gets them off my memory card. Unfortunately our card decided to take a nap on the trip home and just never woke up. I was devestated and cried..just a little bit..until I talked to my computer guy and he said he could get them back for me..Yay I looooooooove computer guys!! Hehe  So it may take a while for me to get some other pictures to show you all but trust me they will be well worth it!! 

I hope you all had a great week and to all my new followers..Hello and welcome to my crazy world and thank you so much for following me!!  I hope you all choose to stay for a while and endure my ramblings!!

A Bientot!


Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

My daughter loves all things Paris!We even drove three hours out of our way on a recent trip just so she could see a replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, TN. It is now her favorite place to have visited, until she gets to see the real one that is!Can't wait to see more pictures.

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