Day 6 A
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After the tour we were dropped off at the Louvre and a group of us sough out the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo and Napoleon III's apartment. We saw them all. While we were at the Mona Lisa the most unexpected thing happened. I spotted Mrs. Dent, the teacher that brought me to the Louvre in 2000. How weird is that?
We decided to dash over to the awe inspiring Notre Dame next. We walked there and that's when a certain individual started getting on my last nerve. It took everything in me not to lay their behind out on the pavement. When we did make it to the cathedral I just ignored the person and did my own thing. Notre Dame is breath taking. It's the most beautiful place I've ever seen.
We decided to walk towards the Musee D'Orsay where we had to meet up with the group. Traveling with so many people is tough, especially when some of them refuse to compromise. Instead of helping navigate they just whine and moan. I finally turned around and said if they could do better than they should come up front.
We ate in a small cafe just a stone's throw away from the museum. I ate the most delectable chocolate mousse. Our coach picked us up for our ascent of the Eiffel Tower. The air was frigid and the wind was fierce, especially at the summit.
Afterwards we went back to the hotel. We had plans to go out to the dirty old bar again. Fortunately it was closed. We walked for 10 minutes and found an upscale bar and chilled out there. Michael, Elle, Lee, Fida, Adam, Pedro and I all shared a table. We had an awesome time. We were all quite tipsy and so the idea of building a gift for the other table of Contiki kids sounded appealing. We presented them with a replica of the Grand Arch made out of drinking straws. I was chosen as the ambassador of our table and was delegated to present them with our art. The other table burst into applause. Later we also sent over a necklace made of straws.