Tuesday July 17, 2012
Day 8 Paris, France
By: Brittany Jessen
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Saying that we woke up excited today would be an understatement. We got ready for the day in our hotel rooms that are quite lacking in size and went down to breakfast all dressed up and anxious for the day. Curt suggested that we wear good walking shoes and we were all very glad we did.
First we went to the subway that took us to the Eiffel tower. It was such an amazing thing to see and seemed to be the definition of a great photo opportunity. We took tons of pictures with each other and basically every angle of the tower! As we were taking one of many team pictures, some Chinese tourists decided to jump in the picture with us.. to them, tall blonde Americans are a rare sight.
After the Eiffel tower we walked along the Seine River and stopped quickly for sandwiches on our way to Notre Dame. When we got there, we waited in line to go into the church. It was so beautiful inside and the architecture was amazing.
After, we went shopping down the busy streets filled with small shops perfect for tourists. With hands full of new things and feet a little sore, we headed back to the hotel.
We rested for a little while in the hotel and then got ready to go out to dinner. A subway ride and a mile walk later we arrived at the Mexican restaurant. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Some of us even tried salsa dancing.
After a long day of walking and taking many memorable pictures, we walked back to the hotel and got ready for bed, very excited for the many fun filled days to come.