Sunday, June 9, 2013

Au Revoir to Europe

I am speeding along on the train that is to take us under the English Chanel. It still seems quite surreal that we are really going home tomorrow. We really had an amazing time. I have just had my last affair with a French Baguette, chocolate, and brie sandwich (what a heavenly combination) and now I will finish up the last of our wonderful five week adventure. 

Our final day in Paris dawned bright and beautiful. We got breakfast at our favorite bakery and headed for Notre Dame. We toured the inside; it is different than any we have seen by far. The atmosphere inside is rather ominous. It is incredible. After waiting in a rather long line, we took the strenuous journey to the top of the bell tower. The wait and the work out were well worth it. What a spectacular view of the city. I loved seeing the detail of the building. The gargoyles look so awesome up close. Every single one is different. 

We had so many ideas of romantic dinners at nice restaurants while we were in Paris. However, we have discovered that no romantic restaurant can compare with the ambiance of locations outside. And so our romantic dinner on our last night in Paris consisted of a picnic under the Eiffel Tower. And last night was a dinner date truly to be remembered. 

We finished Paris in a very amazing and apropos way by climbing the Eiffel Tower. This was an incredible view of the city by night and so much fun. We could make out the Arc De Triumph, The Saucre Couer, the Notre Dame, The Louvre, The Seine, and all of the other sights that make up the skyline of Paris. It started to rain while we were at the top so some of the pictures turned out a bit hazy. 

We made it down from the tower ten minutes to midnight so we had just enough time to find a spot in the grass and watch our final light show on the tower. It was a wonderful night and a perfect way to end our trip.
And now, only one more night with our English friends and we will be back home. It is amazing how much time has gone by, and how quickly. I am just thankful for all of the pictures (that my wonderful husband allowed) that I will have to remind me of all of the little moments that made up such an incredible trip. 

In front of our hotel

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