Our Fearless Leader, Jeana, found some very inexpensive tickets to Paris on Iceland Air.
Three of us answered her call to
adventure and began planning our trip.
Really, Jeana planned our trip, and
we were along for the ride of a lifetime.
|The Catacombs of Paris were fascinating.|
Imagine seeing some 6 million bones from
an early Parisian cemetery and learning how
this most unusual Tourist attraction evolved.
|One of my favorite stops was the Musee d'Orsay.|
This museum used to be a train station,
and it is absolutely beautiful.
If I am not mistaken, this is the station where the book/movie
The Invention of Hugo Cabret was set.
|We were fortunate to be there for a Degas exhibit.|
|We ate very well, and Macarons were definitely on the menu.|
|This is the kitchen of the cute apartment that|
we stayed in. The building was built in the
late 1800's and was very comfortable.
We referred to it as "home"
as we ended each day with tired
feet and happy hearts.
|These are my very special adventurers. |
We had one woman in her 30's, one in her 40's,
one in her 50's, and one in her 60's.
You can guess where we all fall.
However, we don't want to hear your guesses.
We had so much fun being together.
|Notre Dame was one of our first stops.|
Yes, we climbed to the very top, all 300 plus steps.
|Although we missed going up in the Eiffel Tower|
because our flight out of Iceland was cancelled (that's
another story entirely), we did get to enjoy it from the ground.
This was our only sunny day of the trip.
|On our last night in the City of Lights, we|
saw the Eiffel Tower in all it's glory.
|We enjoyed MANY Metro rides.|
|This is the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.|
This was one of my favorite places we visited.
I cannot imagine how crowded it must be in the summer