Sunday, 10 August 2008

Paris Day 1

Shawn and I just had the opportunity to go to Paris. We used the time to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary which was on the 21st of July and my 31st birthday which was on August 1st. We found a family in our ward crazy enough to take the kids for 5 days and 4 nights so it could be just the two of us and it was the perfect romantic get away. We were there from July 29th until August 2nd. The weather was perfect, nice and sunny, a bit hotter than what we are used to in England though. Here are pictures from our first day out sightseeing (July 30th). There was a lot more we did over the 3 days but there just wasn't room for all of the pictures so here are the highlights!

Our TINY hotel room, there was literally just enough room for the bed! Notre Dame Cathedral, it's funny, we ran into Mormon Elders inside on their P-day.
The Rose Window. Can't remember which side though.
Self portrait infront of Notre Dame, not great because the sun is behind us.
The Eiffel Tower! For lunch we went to a supermarket and got stuff for a picnic and we sat in the park to eat before we went to wait in the insanely long line.
Another self portrait, please ignore my second chin! We found another American couple at the second level and they were nice enough to take our picture if we would return the favor.
Another view from the Eiffel Tower.

After all the sightseeing, we went to the hotel to get ready for dinner. I don't remember the name of the Restaurant, But it was on Rue La Fayette. For starters, Shawn had Escargot and I had Onion Soup, but I was brave enough to try an Escargot. The flavor was nice, but the texture on the other hand was hard to swallow, litteraly. For our main course, Shawn had Duck and roasted potatoes and I had the most awesome Lamb Stew! After that I was stuffed, but Shawn splurged on Dessert and had this pineapple thing with ice cream.

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

You are very brave.