I'm getting very tired. And I have misplaced my chocolate, so this could be probematic, but I'll do my best to post some pictures from Paris. Between Brooke and I we have 387 pictures for the past 2 days, so this is a big job. But I'll suck it up since I'm in Paris in a beautiful hotel, full on delicious food and in good company.
We have been around Paris and back again in a two-day whirlwind. I love it here! The drivers are crazy, but it's fun to watch. The cars are teensy and the people are pretty. The buidings are unbelievable and the city is set up beautifully. The trees are in bloom and the cafes are full. Did you know that the resaraunts don't even open until 7:30? Then the wimpy Americans who haven't slept for 24 hours are reluctantly allowed in to dine and at 8:30 when they walk out, the Parisians are just talking about where they want to go for dinner.
This morning I ate two chocolate crossaunts with my breakfast. We have seen the Eiffel Tower and the Arc d' Triomphe from every angle, been through three museums, seen unbelievable art, walked along cobblestone, quoted plenty of movies and tried to speak French very poorly.
A little story about our trip to the Louvre. (Holy ENORMOUS!!!) Brooke has been suffering from chronic fatigue lately, and to preserve her energy, we put her in a wheelchair (which really helped) and rolled her around for our viewing pleasure.
on the lift
Well when we went for the manditory viewing of Mona Lisa, the crowd was outrageous. My dad rolled her on up through the crowd of flashing cameras and tippy toes and the guard told her to wheel right up in front of the semi circle that was roped off. She turned red and slumped down while hundreds of flashes lit behind her. She didn't appreciate the close view of the lady with the mysterious smile. I couldn't resist sneaking a picture, which Brooke has very mixed feelings about, but every time I see it I bust up laughing.
Okay, I must retire. First thing in the morning I'm getting a wake up call so we can make our plane for Florence.* Ah, what a life!!
If you're interested in viewing more pictures, go here. I haven't had time for any editing yet, so they're SOOC (some aren't even rotated!). Enjoy:)
*Post Edit: I was really tired. We were flying to Venice, not Florence!
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