WELCOME TO MY TRAVEL BLOG
I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
France: Last Morning in Paris
We are leaving to go home this afternoon so we only have a morning to see what we haven't seen and purchase anything we have left to purchase. Unfortunately it was raining this morning so we had to pull out the umbrellas. We walked to the Seine to catch the metro so we could see more around our hotel. We walked across the Pont des Arts bridge which is the original love locks bridge. Apparently the weight of the locks was damaging the pedestrian bridge so all of the locks have been removed and the panels replaced with ugly painted panels. They are supposed to replace the panels with plexiglass. What is amazing to me are the locks still locked onto anything that could be found along the bridge and the ends of the bridge. Our locks are on the "other" lock bridge and who knows how long they will be allowed to stay. Some of the panels on that bridge have already been replaced with plexiglass. Anyway the station we were going to use is under renovation so we walked along the Louvre to find another one. We also slipped into the courtyard of the Louvre so Hallie could see the glass pyramid inside. We traveled by Metro to the Champs Elysee so we could walk down to the Arc du Triomphe. We hoped the rain would stop so we could climb the stairs for the view, but that didn't happen. After seeing the Arc du Triomphe, we went back to the hotel to finish our packing and check out of the hotel. We still had some time before our transfer picked us up so we stored our bags at the hotel and walked down the street to find a crepery. We found a wonderful little place with delicious crepes and decaf coffee (deca cafe creme) for a great snack before heading to the airport. I slipped into Laduree at the last minute for some macarons to take home and then we were off to the airport. Our travel home was uneventful, thank goodness, and we had a wonderful trip!
written by Amy Terral at 4:44 PM