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, June 16, 2018

Paris, France: Our Last Day

We slept a little later this morning because it was our last day and we have had some late evenings and early mornings. Staying at the apartment has been really nice because it has allowed us to wake up on our own schedule and eat what and when we want or for some, not to eat at all! There were several things we had not done yet and hoped to do today and we were successful. The most important thing was beautiful weather once again! The first thing we did was to go out to Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Hallie had discovered this gem of a park on her last short visit to Paris and really wanted us to see it. It was beautiful and is now a new favorite place of Danny's. There is a gazebo located at the highest point of the park with a beautiful view over the city. There is also a manmade waterfall in the park which looks natural. It is a lovely surprise in the Park. After wandering in the park we took to the metro to the Arc du Triomphe. We had read that there might be an elevator there to take us up and to our surprise there was....but only for the moms. Danny and the girls had to climb the 280+ stairs to the top. Danny and planned to do it all along but the girls were quite surprised that they would be climbing as well. The views from the top were amazing and we took a lot of pictures. We had lunch nearby and then Danny left us so we could go back to Saint Germain and do some more shopping. We had fun wandering the street and popping back into a different H&M and a different Zara. We had supper at an Italian restaurant that we had visited a couple of nights ago that did not have room for us. The owner greeted us at the door and remembered Danny. He read the menu to us and we (not Danny) all looked at each other and wondered what we eat as most of it had goat cheese with it. We are not a fan of goat cheese but Danny was thrilled! The owner said he could make anything we wanted and he would make it without goat cheese. Caitlin ordered off the menu and got a veal ravioli in a butter and  sage sauce, Danny ordered the special off of the menu, I ordered another special which was pasta with asparagus in a lemon and butter sauce, everyone else got pasta or the ravioli with a meat sauce that he created just for them. It was a delicious meal and we will definitely go there again. This is our last day here in Paris as we will return home tomorrow. We spent the rest of the evening packing and looking at all of our pictures. We have a car picking us up tomorrow at 10 a.m. so we will not have an early morning tomorrow unless there is packing left to do. It has been such a wonderful trip!

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