Monday, July 11, 2011

Paris (day 2)

I really enjoyed the architecture....
as you will see in the RIDONKULOUS amount of photos I took!
A massive gate.
I had too keep pinching myself that I was PARIS!!!
I would look out our balcony from time to time, just to make sure the
 Eiffel Tower was still there.
(yep, I'm a nutter).
I just couldn't believe I was here!
When we would walk around the city,
you would just be passing by a random street, and 
The Eiffel Tower would appear.
It was awesome!
I was like, "Oh, hello old friend!" every time it popped up.
Day 2, after exploring some more of the city,
 we had tickets to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower in the evening.

One little piece of advice from me to you...
DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, no matter how starving and desparate you are...
EVER order a hot dog at the Eiffel Tower!
It will not be a good experience.
No joke.
(not like I did that or anything)
 A view from the top!
Paris in all her glory!
Sunset at the Eiffel... 
and the version with people.

After our sweaty and somewhat smelly trip to the top of the Tower
 (due to others...promise!),
we decided to treat ourselves to some fantastical French dessert...
at a Parisian restaurant.

We sat outside in what I like to call "Stadium seating."
The French like to watch stuff while they eat,
so the seats were all facing out toward the street like....well....stadium seating!

Crème Brûlée

One word to describe it...
 (and in Amber translation...A combintation of "scrumptious" and "yummy," used to convey that deep, satisfied pleasure that comes after you finish something)
And here is my "deer in the headlights shot" for your viewing pleasure.
You can thank red-eye correction for that my friends!


Steve and Donna said...

I fell in love with the Eiffel tower too (easy to do) and your dessert is making me hungry as I look at it- but time to cut down now :)

Coordination Queen said...

I'm pretty sure our hotel was just down the street from your stadium seating... :) Makes me wonder how close we were to each other.

Laura Lauschus Hubbard said...

Your photos are AMAZING, Amber, you really have a gift - REALLY!

Amber said...

laura, you are too kind!

kassie, yea...I know! Crazy, right?!