Friday, 4 April 2014

The First Croissant

Greg said, "Make sure to eat lots of croissants."
A Successful Morning Walk
To The Local Boulangerie And Cafe
(They are across the street from one another.)

My plan to just have one croissant at the start and another at the end of the trip is not going to work out. I had forgotten just how good they are here! Mom and I have decided to split one each morning, Jason says he will need a whole one. I messed up ordering the Cafe au Lait for Jason and Mom; I forgot what 'to go' was in French and had to switch to English. Now was are off for the day, Jason and my plans are; a bus ride around the major sites (the guidebook suggested just taking the #69 city bus as it is much cheaper than a tour one); then a walk around Pere Lachaise Cemetery; a stop to see inside Notre-Dame; meet up with Mom and her friend Christine from England to see a free concert at Shakespeare and Co bookstore on the Left Bank; the four of us are going to have dinner out; and then Jason and I hope to go up the Eiffel Tower at night.

Evening Update
Instead of stopping in to see inside Notre-Dame, we went to Sacre-Coeur. We walked up the steps, enjoyed the view and visited the inside of the church. There was a mass on (in French) which was nice to listen to as we walked around. After dinner we decided to head home and we will have to do the Eiffel Tower another day. Jason has a sore throat and cold so it is best that he not over do it. We have to be up early tomorrow to go to Versailles too. Also, the stairs close at 6pm and we would prefer to walk up, mainly because it is cheaper.

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