Wednesday, September 23, 2009

France- Day 2

On Monday, we decided we could go up the Eiffel Tower. Alan said we needed to get there early to beat the crowds. I think we got there around 10 am and we didn't have to wait too long to get tickets. It was a beautiful day with a little haze in the air. Below is the Arc de Triumph in the middle of the picture. I love how all the streets radiate from it like the legs of a starfish. From this point, it is hard to appreciate how big the Arc de Triumph is. You'll see that another day. Anyway, the views were amazing from the tower. We took the elevators up (of course). I have to admit, it was a little crowded for my liking. On the way down, we stopped for coffee.
After the Eiffel Tower, it was time for lunch. We found an outside cafe and I had lamb chops with haricot vert. It was delicious. It's amazing how the French cook things perfectly. It seems like it's every time. This cafe was near the Musee de l' Armee. I thought the museum would be interesting and it was. I must take Clayton there one of these days. The Hotel de Invalides encompasses the museum and other things related to France's military history. We saw Napolean's tomb.

I think the rest of the day was spent looking at shops and maybe buying some souvenirs for the family back home.

The next day: Champs Elysee

Au Revoir, for now!


Marsha said...

Oh you lucky thing! I hope to get there once in my life. And check out the horse armour! I would have loved to have seen that as well.

Cheryl Wray said...

Such AMAZING pictures. It sounds like it was a wonderful trip!

(btw...I'm heading out to the Bama-Arkansas game in the morning. I will yell Roll Tide, of course, but then will get back to cheering on the Hogs next week!)

Kelly said...

Marsha--I loved the armor.

Cheryl--I'll forgive you this time. :)

Auburn Kat said...

I love all of your pictures!!! I really, really want to go to France someday!