Paris can pretty much be summed up into one word: Amazing! I had such a wonderful time. Though I’m pretty sure that you could spend months there and still not see everything. I was very fortunate to have this opportunity. Since my husband was traveling we there for work, my plane ticket was almost our only expense. I took a couple hundred pictures so I’m going to try to narrow it all down. My only complaint was that it went too fast!
We arrived early Sunday and dropped off out bags at our hotel room where they offered us free breakfast. (It was Mother’s Day in Paris and I was given a rose at the airport) There was a patisserie (pastry shop) right on the corner! We went to check out the train system first so that my husband would know how to get to work the following day. They have vending and coffee machines down there.
As we walked back, we saw the love locks. I guess it’s a touristy thing to do. I would later read an article about how the locks are weighing down the bridge and causing damage so they are being cut down. It was neat to see them though.
We of course had to go check out the Eiffel Tower on our first day.
The next day we walked around a little in the morning before my husband had to go to work.
I was excited to explore Paris by myself. I headed back over to Notre Dame in search of Bertie’s Cupcakery that I heard about from Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes. I ate way too many pastries this week! It’s a good thing that I did a lot of running and walking! I had a yummy strawberry lemonade cupcake while I was there. It’s a really cute, little place.
I also grabbed a crepe along the way at a small road side stand.
Then I went back to get a 6 mile run in by the Seine River.
Later my husband and I went out to dinner and got to see the twinkle lights on the Eiffel Tower for the first time. They go off for 5 minutes each hour beginning at 10pm. It’s really cool and definitely something that you should see if given the opportunity.
The sun doesn’t set in Paris until around 10pm, so the longer days were nice too. That pretty much sums up the first 2 days, stay tuned for more!