Reuniting with our long lost boys...
03.10.2011 - 07.10.2011
Saying goodbye to Turkey might have been hard if not for the fact that we were reuniting with our boys - in Paris!! By some miracle, or perhaps ingenious planning, we landed at Charles de Gaulle within 5 minutes of each other, and met at our side-by-side luggage carousels! The reunion was sweet
We stayed in a charming little apartment hidden away in a little courtyard. Our first stop was for baguettes and cheese.
From the street in front of our place, we had a perfect view of the Eiffle Tower. The Parisians may not appreciate the dazzling lights on the tower at night, but we sure did.
Mac looking out over Paris from on top of the Eiffle Tower.
Who knew that you could actually walk among the dead in the Catacombs of Paris? The bones of over 6 million people are thought to have been stacked up in these centuries old tunnels under the city. Nobody can say that the french lacked creativity or practicality in the late 1800's, when they decided to relocate the bones of millions in order to free up the land that the cemetaries were occupying. It was eery and fascinating to walk through them.
Even stranger than the fact that the bones exist, was the fact that they were arranged in patterns throughout the catacombs. We thought it would make the perfect setting for the ultimate halloween party.
We also managed to make a trip to see the Palace of Versailles, which was the greatest display of excess I have ever seen. Louis (the whatever) sure knew how to impress. He put's our modern day A-listers to shame! And speaking of impressive (or is it excessive?) we also visited Notre Dame Cathedral. I would love to take home just one little stained glass window
As impressive as Paris was, my Yukon boys were ready to head somewhere quieter when our 5 days were up. My shopper however, couldn't believe we had leave so soon...