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.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Paris, France: Eiffel Tower and Impressionists

We woke up to sunny skies today and left our umbrellas at home. We went straight to Musee D’Orsay and there were NO lines. We were so thrilled. We went straight up to the 5th floor to take pictures in front of the giant clock before taking in the Impressionist art on the same floor. We specifically were looking for Degas ballerina art and sculptures. In years past the Impressionist and Post Impressionist art have been on the same floor. The post impressionist art has moved to a lower floor and that is where we found the Van Gogh art. We left the museum and planned to go to the Eiffel Tower but stopped for lunch first. We ate at Le Bosquet over near the Eiffel Tower and it was delicious. Their macaroni and cheese has quite a following and after eating it understand why. It is all cheesy and creamy!  After lunch we stopped for ice cream and that was when the zero percent chance of rain became 40% and we decided to go back to the apartment and wait out the rain showers. After a little rest time there, the skies dried up and we were able to go to Trocadéro for a splendid view of the Eiffel Tower. Lots of photos were taken before we left the area and began the trek down. It always surprises me how huge the Eiffel Tower is. We stopped along the way for a delicious crepe. There is construction going on around the Eiffel Tower so you cannot walk under it to get to the other side. This was really disappointing but we made the best of it. We walked all the way to the other end of Champs de Mars and went in search of our dinner restaurant. Before we found it, we stopped in to Rivoli Art Studio to see which artists were in and what they were working on. We were in for a treat because the artist we visited with on Maddie’s trip was still there and was in the building! He did a little drawing for Caitlin and the girls enjoyed visiting with him. We were getting hungry and we wanted to try a nice Italian place that was highly rated on Trip Advisor but we ended up needing a reservation as they were full. The next place we found was the same way but we got lucky on the third try. We did not get to eat Italian but I had the best hamburger I have eaten in a long time. After eating we jumped On the metro and made it out to Trocadéro just in time to see the Eiffel Tower twinkle. It twinkles at the top of the hour beginning at dusk every hour and the twinkling lasts for about 5 minutes. It’s one of my favorite things to see! Tomorrow is a trip out to the Palace of Versailles and I certainly hope that the Zero percent chance of rain is accurate. 

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