Breanne is a Caps champ.
03.04.2009 - 04.04.2009 12 °C
Yesterday we started the day by taking the metro down to Notre Dame. We didn't get there until after lunch after having a pretty late night after the Poni Hoax concert! After we got off the metro, we had no idea where we were, so we start walking. There are hundreds of tourists around us, but no Notre Dame. Michaela finally turned around, and shouts out "uh... gargoyles Breanne!"
So we head on over. To our surprise it was free (or, at least, we didn't pay!) Mass was just ending so we heard the last of the music then toured around. Although neither of us are very religious it was definitely something else inside. We couldn't walk to the upper story around the outside as the gates were closing, but we will probably head back to do it. Instead we just walked around the outside garden.
After we headed down to see the Eiffel Tower. Once again we get off the metro, totally lost and surrounded by thousands of people. We start walking, getting very frustrated because we can't see the Tower (which we assumed would be pretty obvious, right). All of a sudden Michaela turns around, looks up and says "uh... Breanne..." so we turn around and head to the base of the tower. It definitely was a sight to see.
Breanne got so excited while we took about 700 pictures of the tower... guess it just finally hit us at that moment where we were. We decided to go all the way up to the top, which took about half an hour. It was an amazing viez of the city and definitely worth it. We didn't play chess though!! We were pretty lucky to get to the Tower later on in the day, so we had a panini in the park for supper, and then got to watch the tower light up at night.
Afterwards we headed back to Greg's place (our couchsurfing host) and played Caps (drinking game) with him and his friend, Xavier. They also bought us some French beer to try (huge cans!! not like Canada!!) Breanne kicked everyone's ass...definitely will have to teach everyone this game.
This morning Greg and Xavier took us to get a cell phone, and then we went for lunch at a cute little cafe. Salad dressing here is....different. Hahaha. This afternoon we headed down to the shopping district... got to check out H&M, Zara, Louis Vuitton, etc. The best part of this whole afternoon was when our favorite part of Paris, the pigeons, decided to shit on Breanne's head. I still can't stop laughing and she's finally getting over it. Hahahahha. Mom - be proud! I didn't buy anything... yet!!!
We also got to see the Arc de Triomphe. I love Napoleon so this was pretty special for me. There was some sort of special ceremony for veterans going on so we couldn't get close to it but it was still pretty cool.
Our debit cards have finally been working everywhere..after a little incident when Breanne put her card into an ATM and then it went blank. We guessed and pressed random buttons and got 20 euros out of the machine so that was pretty funny.
We are back to the hostel tomorrow night... heard it is snowing there so just thought we would let you know that it is sunny and warm here
Love you and miss you all!!