Ah, sweet Paris. We slept in a little and finally got moving. I was so excited to get going, I plugged in my hairdryer using the ADAPTER (read: not a converter) and subsequently blew the fuse and all electricity in our hotel room. I’m pretty sure the front desk muttered something about incompetent Americans. Scott just laughed. I did not. The maintenance guy arrived in a jif and we were back in business. That makes travel tip #2.
We made our first foray onto the Paris metro system, which was very similar to the one in Rome. So, that wasn’t intimidating, it was just the myriad of 14 different lines (compared to Rome’s 2) that threw us for a loop. Americans have GOT to jump on this public transit train. We went all over Paris for 3 days for less than $30. Enough about efficiency, onto stained glass. We ventured to Sainte Chapelle for our first stop and it did not disappoint. Just as we reached the top of the stairs, this was the feast for the eyes. Wowza. That morning sun just lit up those windows.
We ended the night at a little restaurant recommended by some friends from France. Scott and I both gave it a run for a tie for the #1 meal in France. I think we got there at 9 and left around 11! What a fun, fantastically wonderful day. If you wondered if you can see Paris in a day, the answer is yes 🙂 We so enjoyed our time together, especially on this day.
Tomorrow, we will suspend the France journals and celebrate a certain someone’s big day. Master William turns 8 and Papa turns 29! No worries, we’ll get you all caught up on Saturday.