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Notre Dame, bien sur!

Bonjour from Paris! I have just a bit of time to write before the day begins, so let me try to fill y'all in on the adventure so far -

We have been here since early Tuesday morning. We arrived without incident from Atlanta, all tired but excited to be here. We walked around the Jardins de Luxembourg and Saint Sulpice Tuesday afternoon, a short walk from our hotel in the Latin quarter. Our hotel is very nice; breakfast (which I just ate!) is delicious - fresh baguettes and croissants every morning! I enjoy coming down early and doing a bit of reading while drinking some hot tea, and occasionally looking out the window with a shock of realization that I'm actually in PARIS.

Wednesday we walked ALL over the city. Literally, I think we walked about 10 miles.

some beautiful flowers outside Notre Dame
..beginning at our hotel, we walked to the Tour Eiffel, then to L'Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs D'Eylees, through the Tuileries, outside the Louvre, and finally to Notre Dame (about 3 blocks from our hotel). A couple of us acutally got to go to a mass at Notre Dame which was a neat experience.

Yesterday some people went to Versailles, but I decided to skip that since I had been previously and was quite tired. Instead, I shopped for a French cell phone! It was very exciting because I actually went into the store and asked all the questions and stuff by myself in french, and had the pleasant realization that I can actually communicate!!! :) Afterwards, I met up with others at the Louvre, and we spent several hours there looking at beautiful artwork.

Got to run - others need the one computer we have here in the hotel! Love you all!

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Notre Dame, bien sur!
Notre Dame, bien sur!
some beautiful flowers outside Not…
some beautiful flowers outside No…
A funny, slightly random fountain …
A funny, slightly random fountain…
underneath LArc de Triomphe
underneath L'Arc de Triomphe
The Louvre...
The Louvre...
The clock in Musee DOrsay (where …
The clock in Musee D'Orsay (where…
Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
Our picnic on the Champs dElysees…
Our picnic on the Champs d'Elysee…
some of the group on our cruise do…
some of the group on our cruise d…
Notre Dame at sunset
Notre Dame at sunset
on the cruise on the Seine
on the cruise on the Seine
Paris
photo by: Sweetski