Happy National Running Day! My husband only had a half day of work today so I took it pretty easy in the morning so we could walk around all afternoon/evening. I got in a nice 5 mile run then went back to shower.
I went in search of a crepe suzette but didn’t have any luck so I had to settle for a tomato quiche instead. After my husband got back, we went to the Arc de Triomphe but we didn’t go up because there was a long line for some reason. Then we walked down the Champs-Elysees and got some caramel lattes at Paul Bakery. I love how awesomely massive and fancy this Sephora is! We saw the Grand Palais (palace) and the Petit Palais which are both amazing. We agreed that we would both be okay with settling for the Petit Palais. We went on to the Place de la Concorde which has crazy traffic!
We saw the Louvre which is huge! I think that one could spend an entire week there and still not see everything. Later we decided to do a boat tour which nice and relaxing. I was so glad to sit down for an hour! I saw this sign while we were having a drink and waiting for our boat tour. It amused me.
Afterward we took the train back to the Eiffel Tower so Chris could see the Wall of Peace.
The last day I was on a mission to see the sunrise. So I drug myself out of out bed super early. I know that I would have regretted it otherwise. I got a 4 mile run in while watching the sunrise which was pretty cool.
After showering and grabbing a baguette for breakfast it was off to the Eiffel Tower. We were there about 45 minutes before it opened but once it did there was very little wait time. The lines were awful by the time we left. We went all the way to the top which was a little scary at first. Heights tend to make me a little nervous but I had to do it! We took the stairs down from the 2nd floor. When we were waiting in line we noticed some people running up and down the stairs before it opened. That would be fun but I would probably break something!
We went back towards Notre Dame and the Latin District to do some souvenir shopping and I found my crepe suzette. I love setting food on fire! Eventually we went back to the hotel. We got some fromage (cheese) and wine to take to the Eiffel Tower later. I took a power nap (aka passed out for a few minutes) then we went to get a drink before dinner. I decided on some coffee which was a wise choice.
After a good dinner we retrieved our wine and fromage from the room then went to see the lights at the Eiffel Tower. There are still a lot of people running at 10pm with the additional daylight hours. We stayed to watch both the 10 and 11:00 sparkly lights. It was so amazing!