Day five was our first full day in Paris...and the kiddos were wiped out and couldn't get going in the morning. The Clark Griswald in me wanted to see a hundred things today, but that just wasn't gonna happen. So I went off by myself to pick up the Paris museum pass (FYI, totally worth it if you're gonna museum it up while in Paris), grabbed a cafe au lait and tested my very weak French. By the time I returned to the apartment, everyone was ready to go and we hit up Suzette's creperie. The mood of the crew overall was less than sunny, but my lovely wife was able to rally us, and get the grouchiness cloud off our family. That's just the truth about travel I guess... Lots of feelings, needs, wants... But I love how it brings us together and we can take a day where no one was feeling united to a really great day.
The rest of the day was awesome... Arc de Triumph, a stroll down Champs-Elysse, the Place de la Concorde, a yummy dinner, baguettes and desserts to end the evening.
Notes from today:
I'm overwhelmed with the architecture here. Everywhere I look I am blown away.
Our interactions with the locals have been great. Funny, but very warm and extremely helpful.
We'll need one hundred visits here to see half of what we want to see.
I've forgotten what water tastes like. Veggies too. The bread here is amazing as is the wine and beer.