Arrived in Paris and hit the ground running after we dropped our bags at our postage-stamp sized room in the Eiffel Seine Hotel, located in the . The hotel location is incredible for sightseeing, and they make incredible use of smoke & mirrors to makes spaces seem larger than they are. For the amount of time we're staying, it will suffice, and the desk clerk is very helpful ad friendly. Service really does make a difference. We decided to take a city hopon-hopoff bus to see the city's highlights. I've determined that my SLR camera I've brought, can't upload pics directly, so you`ll all have to settle for my 2nd best shots (from the little dig cam). You`ll still get a good idea of what we`re doing.
Today we decided to visit The Louvre (incredible/incroyable!) - too much to see in such a short city stay actually, and Napolean`s apartments. We got disoriented (it was James' fault, lol) and it took quite a bit of time to actually find our way out. "Sortie" does not REALLY mean "exit" at the Louvre as the *Sortie Sign* pointed us to all kinds of fake exits. Who knows? As someone who has done French immersion, I thought I could fund my way out of a building in France, Apparently not! Who knows? God knows??
We "took" Mass at Notre Dame (just a short one - we`re on a tight sked here in Paris - The Notre Dame Cathedral was very peaceful and our loved ones had a candle lit for them. *sigh* I wish they could be with us, just a call away). In truth, the entirety of this trip is rather fast-paced, given that it's based around the 2007 Rugby World Cup games and schedule!
I`m VERY proud of James. He is speaking more French than I (albeit I whisper to him what to say and how to say it) but he is "parlez vous francais`ing" very well. People in Paris will speak English to you at the first sign you`re having difficulty though. God love `em!
So we`re off to Amsterdam tomorrow morning.
Ya might not hear from us if we get caught in a "kamer" or a "smoker," just kidding.
Hope I don`t lose James in the red-light district, lol.
K, gone for now. Loves to all our friends and family following our journey.
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