Wednesday July 18, 2012
Day 9 Paris, France
By: Jessica Jorgensen
Northern Lights 16-1
Today we woke up, went down to eat breakfast in the hotel and I had 3 mini crepes with nutella in them, it was very delicious! We then left the hotel and got on the metro to get to the train to Versailles, which was about 35 minutes long. We were all still pretty tired from the night before so a few of us slept on the train.
When we got off our train we started walking towards the palace in Versailles, and we had to wait in a really long that was about a mile long! When we finally got into the palace we toured the whole palace it was so pretty when we got into the rooms that had the murals on the ceiling we all took a lot of pictures! More towards the end of the palace there was a room with a pink feather helicopter (that I thought was very prettyJ). When everyone was done touring the inside of the palace, we all went outside and looked at the garden and took lots of pictures!
We all went back to the hotel after and relaxed for a little bit until abut 7:30. at 7;30 we walked to the Sacre Coeur a big gorgeous church that was on hill that over looked Paris and a couple of us couldn’t go in because we were wearing tank tops including Rachel, Mackenzie and me. After all of us looked at that and were done taking pictures we went to artisan hill where we ate dinner and most of us either had a salad, chicken or steak then for dessert the choices were banana pudding or chocolate moose, everyone got chocolate moose except for Brittany she got the pudding and it was very interesting because it was a piece of banana bread then some yellow liquid that tasted like nothing… but she liked it.
After dinner we went amt walked around the artist’s hill and Hannah, Kenzie, Abby, Greta and I all got our portraits drawn and they were very good! Then Britt, Shelby bought a canvas painting which was very pretty. After that we had to walk through the area outside the Sacre Coeur to get back to the metro and everybody had beers and was drinking also we were walking towards Moulin Rouge, just to see the outside of it and the street that it was on was so sketchy and kind of scary. There were mainly black men saying things like “Hey sexy” or “How you doin” or “Hey Beautiful” when we were walking and it was pretty late at night which made it a little more scary. It was quite the experience walking down that street at night, but I think we were all pretty relived to get down into the metro station and then back to our hotel.