Gael and I woke up around 8:30am. Since leaving Spain I have been wanting a warm breakfast sandwich, so we decided to go to Starbucks! They didn’t have one..lol they had cold sandwiches, muffins, pastries, and pancakes, haha the pancakes are random, I know. I ended up getting a blueberry muffin which was good. We walked to Notre Dame(Church).. we wanted to go inside because they was supposed to be a cool tour, but the wait was like an hour, so we decided to skip that for the day and head over to the Eiffel Tower. And with the Paris Pass you are aloud to skip the line everywhere except Notre Dame. Luckily the weather was good until the evening! We wanted to go to the top, but the line was practically to the street so we decided that looking at it was enough. We began walking to the grassy area behind the Eiffel Tower and as we were, we saw people walking up the tower and no line over there. Gael asked the guy about it and he said you can walk up to the second floor and then take the elevator from there up to the top. Not only that, but it was cheaper! So we walked up to the second floor, it really wasn’t that bad of a walk. Once we got to the top, the view was incredible! The skies were somewhat cloudy, but you could see EVERYTHING! For me, this was the best part of the trip, and I’m really glad we got to do it!
After, we took the red double decker bus to the Louvre(famous museum). It was right across the street from the lockers bridge. Incase you don’t know, it is this bridge couples put locks on to symbolize their love. While we were there, a gypsy walked up to Gael trying to make him sign a paper. He was saying no, but she just kept nagging him. They were in a lot of different places. It was weird seeing them in person instead of on that tv show my big fat gypsy wedding haha ;p We didn’t have much time at the museum because we wanted to make it to a wine tasting at 3:00 and I also wanted to get something to eat because we didn’t eat since the morning! We got to pass the long line to get in and we saw the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and things from Egypt!
We started to walk to where the winery was. It took awhile because we didn’t where to go, so we didn’t have time to eat…it was 3:00 and all I had eaten was a muffin in the morning and I was about to drink wine..haha!! Apparently we had to make a reservation but they had space for us, which was good! It was actually a really great experience. In the beginning we had to go around and say our name and where we were from. And these two guys(young 20s) sitting next to me were brothers from Sarasota Florida! Small world huh! There was also a young Mexican couple in front of us that we got to know after. It was a mini wine tasting so we tasted 3 wines. A white, pink, and red! The pink was my favorite! We had to look at it first, smell it, and then finally taste it. She told us the regions they were grown in and other fun facts! I was surprised that I wasn’t drunk after the tasting lol but I was feeling a little light and giggly ;p
When it was over, Gael started to talk with the Mexican couple and we ended up going to Dinner in this latin area in Paris, but with french food also! I had onion soup which was sweeter than normal, chicken with mushrooms, and this marsh mellow with vanilla sauce thing! haha it was all very delicious. Oh, and I also tried duck, which was good too! After dinner it started to rain and we went our separate ways! Gael and I took the metro to where the boat tour was. As we were leaving the metro a guy stopped us and tried selling us an umbrella for 10 euros. We obviously said no. Then gael said 3, and the guy said 5, and then another guy came over and said he would sell it for less. We just said no and walked away in the rain. We wanted an umbrella so we walked into a store around the corner and the umbrellas were 13 euros, so we left. When we walked out of the store the guys was right there… Luckily, when we were in the store gael made me give him 3 euros in change to put in his pocket incase we ran into them again because I didn’t want to open my wallet there. (I had 50 euros in there) SO gael said 3 euros and he said yes and we walked away. It was scary though because he followed us there! aghh! After we went on the boat tour(it was covered). It was cool because you could see the important buildings and they had phones with each chair that explained about each one in your language! I got a nutella and banana crepe which was yummy!
After that we went to the Montparnasse Tower. You can go on the 56th floor and its a pretty view of the Eiffel Tower! It was 10pm exactly when we got up there and thats when the lights turn on! I didn’t know that it sparkles for the first 5 minutes though! So that was a really cool thing to experience, very pretty! After, we took the metro near our house and went to McDonalds because I wanted to see what was different there! They had burger paninis and fruit mcflurrys! lol We brought the food back to our apartment, ate, and then passed out! :) It was a very busy day, and so was the next..!