Thursday, July 23, 2009


As previously reported we started our day (after sleeping in) with a trip to the Monoprix supermarket. Then we headed back to the Eiffel Tower for a photo shoot. Juli got gussied up as the suave French sophisticate (did you know French was her first language?) she was born to be and we got some really nice pics and had a great time just looking around again. We hopped on the Batobus (bateau means boat and bus, well, means bus) for a trip down the Seine. What's cool about the Batobus is you can hop on and off for one price at several stops up and down the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower down past Notre Dame. Its the same price as most of the other Seine cruises without the pesky guide narration. One of our stops was near the Tuillieres Garden, so we walked to Cleopatra's Needle and found a place where we could get a nice view of both the obelisk and the Eiffel Tower. Then we found a lovely spot in the garden over looking a beautiful flower bed and fountain and had another picnic. We did some shopping and got back on the Batobus and cruised around Notre Dame and walked over to the Les Halles area then back across Ile de Cite to the Latin Quarter where we actually ate a sit down dinner at a restaurant. We had French onion soup, escargot (snails cooked in garlic butter), beef bourguignon, mussels and fries, fromage (cheese), and creme brulee. The food was good and the atmosphere was even better. We sat at a small table outside watching the people walk by. Cafe sitting is a huge passtime in Paris and I'm sad to say we haven't engaged in it more. But tonight was wonderful. Tres romantique!

1 comment:

  1. Great pics...looks like you're having A LOT of fun...memories to last a lifetime...Bon Appetite!