Sunday, October 5, 2008

We made it!

We made it to Paris! We arrived at 7AM to a rainy and chilly Paris. After a 30 minute cab ride, we arrived at our hotel. Of course, our room was not ready as it was only 8:30AM (people still in their beds) so we dumped our bags and headed for breakfast. After a cafe au lait and a croissant, we walked (and walked!) to Notre Dame Cathedral where there was a mass just beginning. We toured the church all the while warming up during the entire service. Very cool! We then stopped for yet another coffee (and bathroom break!) and then carried on to the Musee D'Orsay. It was free admission day at all the National Museums therefore millions of people everywhere! To bypass the lineups, we bought a Museum Pass which lets us in everywhere and therefore no waiting. However, our pass only starts tomorrow. We made it until 2PM at which point we stopped for lunch (crepes and croque monsieurs). We made our way back to the hotel for 4PM when we finally checked in. Room is cute but of course, tiny! After a 45 minute snooze, we are now back in business. I managed to get the heat on and the computer going. All is good! We went to a local brasserie for dinner and had a very tasty dinner and decadent dessert. Our waiter was fab with his Parisian charm. All in all, a fabulous first day. Despite the ocassional foggy moments due to lack of sleep and the moments of vertigo due to jetlag. Hopefully, all this will end by morning after an excellent night sleep. Night night!

Notre Dame Cathedral

Musee D'Orsay

My decadent dessert

1 comment:

Nat said...

That was ONE dessert? Ahhhhh Paris... Yet another reason to love it! :o)