Happy Sunday evening, everyone! Been a busy weekend here. Two little afternoon parties to go to … one a family baby shower. It is extended family growth time, for sure.
Anyway, all of this means that I got to see Caleb on Satuday AND Sunday, both. Makes me happy.
On the way to the baby shower, passed my friend Jamie and her beau on the highway, riding their Harley, and not wearing helmets. No camera, drat it.
Now, back to vacay. Here was a highlight!
We had two days with no plans, so booked a last minute Eurostar ticket and spent a day in Paris. Again, another place I never thought I would visit. I know I have been leading a blessed life with the amount of travel we’ve done over the years.
Anyway, Paris impressions:
- Not as big a place as I’d have thought.
- Eiffel Tower more brown than black. I had thought it was like wrought iron furniture for some reason.
- A surly waiter can be a fun thing. “No, I order for you, you will love!” He was right. We did.
- I love tourist souvenirs. I can’t help myself.
- We didn’t climb to the top of anything but walked by as much as we could. Only thing we missed was the Sacre Coeur area.
- Realized that a person sitting next to me on a train might be planning a terrorist attack and I’d never know it … just have not picked up the French language, either written or oral. Luckily, no terror attacks happened to which I would have had to testify.
- Expensive for no good reason, but when in Rome …
- When on the Metro, skip the big stations and go to the next one down the line. Much easier to maneuver.
- Don’t expect protein at breakfast. Croissant and jam. Underwhelmed on this.
- Muslim women can’t cover their faces in France these days. But they can wear huge fashionable sunglasses day and night for a next best effort.
- They also read in Arabic on their Iphones. I know this because I looked over shoulders on the subway system.
- Pam’s Rule #1 for growing older ladies on a tour of France. Never pass a restroom because you might not find another one. Secret plan (A) for Rule #1 … cafes. Sit down an order a drink. Then you will be able to use their hidden facilities.
If you had one day in Paris, what would you want to see or do?