Saturday, April 22, 2006

Paris - oo la la

We left Slovakia this morning around 8 am and headed to Paris! When we arrived, we took the public transportation in search of our hotel. There was a guy doing a puppet show on one of the trams!

After checking into our hotel, we went in search of lunch and the Eiffel tower. We found lunch at a pizzeria, yeah sauce on a pizza! Steve's pizza had an overeasy egg in the middle. He said it was yummy! After lunch we spent some time walking along the Seine.

We found the miniature version of the Statue of Liberty. That was very interesting to see.

On to the Eiffel Tower. It was odd to see it in person after seeing pictures of it all these years. It seemed almost fake to see it in person. It was crazy under the tower as the National Soccer Finals for France are tonight. Evidently, the "pep rally" was taking place under the Eiffel Tower. Also there seems to be a custom to kiss, long and hard, while standing under the tower! We stood in line for a little over an hour to buy a ticket then in another line to get in the elevator.

We took the elevator up to the very top - great view! Then we walked most of the way down. I found the post office and mailed several postcards. The postmark is of the tower when you mail from there.

I hope this was enough pictures of me today...Steve drove me crazy trying to make my picture today!