Dear Family and Friends,
I left Cuenca, Ecuador about 5pm on Sunday afternoon. I met Chuck in the Detroit airport about 4pm on Monday. We flew out of Detroit for Paris at 6:30pm and arrived in Paris at 8:30am on Tuesday.
After we arrived in Paris the first thing we did, after checking into our hotel, was to take a much needed nap......a long nap.
We did a little looking around our neighborhood, in our jet lagged condition, last night but decided to turn in early so we could enjoy our "real" first day in Paris the next day.
This morning we woke up about 8:00am and we both felt great.
A view from our hotel window showed a promise of a beautiful day ahead.
We started out day with coffee and a crescent. I almost forgot to take a picture but a half eaten crescent looks delicious too.
We decided, while eating breakfast, to take a nice long walk and search for the Eiffel Tower. After checking out the map we were on our way.
The tourist attraction we saw was this grand building called Les Invalides. It was built in 1670 by Louis XIV as a hospital and old age home for war veterans. Today, it is a museum of the army of France. Napoleon Bonaparte is buried here.
We kept to our course and we were soon rewarded with a glimpse of our goal. Can you find the Eiffel Tower in this picture?
As we walked along I took a picture of the beautiful roses in someone's window. I wonder if they came all the way from Ecuador?
Here is a cute little sidewalk nursery.
Wow, another glimpse. This reminds me of Las Vegas...things look closer than they actually are. We walked and walked and decided to stop for lunch.
A view of the interior of a courtyard. Once again I was reminded of Ecuador.
I am sure we are making headway, but how much further?
Whoa! Not far now!
Wow! We made it!
We decided to take the metro back to our hotel. When we got back we were exhauted and took a long nap.
We treated ourselves to lots of shushi and shashimi for dinner. It was so good!!
What's on the agenda for tomorrow? We don't know yet.
Whatever it is, I am sure it will be fun.