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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

France: Third Day in Paris

Today was our latest day yet to get a start on the morning. We ate breakfast at 9! With such a late night last night, we felt like we needed a little more sleeping time. We ate breakfast at the hotel again and then set out for Pere Lachaise Cemetery. It is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris and has a waiting list to get in! It was crazy how crowded together the grave sites are. We used the Rick Steves guide to the cemetery to tour it. We could have spent hours getting lost in it, but this guide took us to a few popular graves with stories about the occupants. Some of the graves we visited were Oscar Wilde, Moliere, Jim Morrison from The Doors, and Chopin. We also spent some time at the WWII memorials to the Jews at the concentration camps. By the time we finished the tour, it was time for lunch so we ate at a local place nearby. We have found that none of our lunches have been quick but I think I remember that from past trips. The French apparently like to have leisurely lunches. It probably helps with the digestion. After lunch we took the metro to see "Hallie's bridge", aka Pont Alexandre III. She has a photo of this bridge as the background on her computer and has always wanted to stand in the spot where the picture was taken. We were able to find that spot and she is now content. At this point, Danny and Noah separated from us to go to Les Invalides to tour the French Military museum. Hallie and I went back to Galleries Lafayette to do a little shopping and then to City Pharma, the BIG pharmacy here to do some discount pharmacy beauty product shopping. This was a highlight of my trip as I get to refill all the wonderful products I use at home that are 1/3 to 1/2 the cost. I also picked up a new perfume by Sisley while at Galleries Lafayette. After shopping we came back to the hotel and rested before dinner at Relais de l'entrecote. It is still a favorite with it's steak, frites and special sauce. After dinner we made a few last minute grocery purchases and then we went to Trocadero to watch the Eiffel Tower twinkle. It was a magical moment. So tomorrow we will fly back home but not until after lunch. In the morning we hope to get to Arc du Triomphe to see that landmark. So until tomorrow...

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