Friday, May 8, 2009

We love Paris in the springtime

There are so many things to see in Paris. Within our first three hours here, we had wandered the exterior of the Louvre, casually strolled through the Jardin de Tuileries, shopped along the Champs Elysees, and climbed the insane amount of stairs to the top of the Arc de Triomphe where we had an amazing view of the entire city, including a gorgeous sunset view of the Eiffel Tower.

Yesterday, along with Kevin and Shanna, we took a train out of Paris to Versailles. It's amazing to us that we met them barely a year ago and here we were yesterday, having a picnic in the gardens at the Palace of Versailles. The weather was gorgeous (75 degrees and sunny) and the property was incredible. Our favorite part of the visit was the hour we spent wandering the Domain of Marie Antionette. She was so bored that she had a compound created that housed her own palace and a miniature peasant village that she could walk around and pretend to be a normal citizen. We ended the magical day with a birthday dinner for Mandi at Chez Papa, a Basque restaurant in the Montmartre.

Today we are out and about visiting Notre Dame and wandering the neighborhoods of the left bank.

Mandi and Bekky

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