this blog is dedicated to Napoleon (like everything else in Paris)
Ok, so we only have about 20 min to write so this is going to be a fast one....
We arrived, with numb butts and pretty jet lagged to our hotel. Its a pretty small room but very clean and the people who work here are super friendly. The awesome thing about our hotel has to be the balcony, or more specific, the wikid view. Our room faces the eiffel tower, and the amazing streets and old buildings around it. For the first day, we basically spent our time roaming around the streets and checking out the different sites close to our hotel. We found a suprt market with lots of yummy food and cheap-ass wine and beer, were talking like 4 euro for a bottle. John ran into all of these fancy european beer so he's basically in heaven. We also had a 5 hour nap and went out to a lovely resturant for dinner and went to bed.
Today was pretty amazing. We went on the hop-on and hop-off bus (that was hard to catch as when we walked to one side of the effiel tower it would show up at the other end...it was like pokeroo) and saw all of these amazing sites. We saw the effiel tower up close, the Notre Dame, Art de Triumph, the Louve and champs du mars and a few other things. On our first stop of the day (champs du mars) we found a man having a seziure, a couple of runners and Kathryn helped him stay on his side as the ambulance came to get him. On the way to the Effiel Tower, we got our first exposure to the gypies who 1. found our ring 2. wanted us to buy mini effiel towers and 3. wanted us to sign a petition for the low price of 10 euro. The Louvre was absoultely amazing!! We got a lot of pictures and were able to see the mona lisa and a lot of other very famous paintings. Perhaps the most famous aspect of the Louvre was when Kathryn went to take a picture of the pyramid and took off her jacket to get better movement and introduced the louvre and all the tourists around her, to her boobs...she was wearing a tube top that fell down without her noticing as her jacket was on the whole morning. At the Notre Dame, we took some great pictures of the stained glass window and Kathryn was able to light a candle for her deceased family members (nona will be proud). While on the bus, we were able to wear headsets that told us about the history of Paris. We have learned that Napoleon must have a huge head to allow for his ego to fit in it. Every monument, statue and building was a tribute to something he did and how great he was. As such, this blog is sincerely dedicated to his greatness.
Since we were on the bus tour all day, we only had time for some croissants in the morning (yum) and John had 4 bottles of sunny D, and we were off, and didnt eat until we were done the tour which was about 530pm. We stopped and had a 3 cheese pizza (also dedicated to Napoleon) which was fantastic, it may have been a combonation on not eating for 400 years, or the greatness of the pizza but we finished it in about 2 seconds. Tonight we're thinking about going to a bar for a couple of drinks, and tomorrow we're going to finish off the hop-on tour to see whatelse the great Napoleon had built. We also found a LOT of great shopping spots so were going to hit that as well. Oh, we also were able to see the hotel that Princess Diana stayed at, and the one she left just before she was killed, we also drove her the tunnel where her car crash happened. As tomorrow is the eve of Kathryn's birth, we will be celebrating by having a 3 course dinner at one of thr nicer resturants around (pre-paid from expedia). Other than that we are having an amazing time, we are so tired at night that John has yet to keep Kathryn up with his snoring and he doesnt seem to mind the fact that she steals all the sheets. We picked up a few souveniers already and cant wait to spend more money...they best thing is, is that their getting paid to be here.
Because its a million dollars an hour to use the internet, were not going to blog for another couple of days...
Lots of Love,
John and Kathryn