The Louvre, Haagen Daaz, and Operation Finding Pam
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So we all woke up kind of hung over, but we managed to get ready in time to leave for the Louvre.
The Louvre! It was probably #2 or #3 on the list of things I had to see while in Paris, but we saved it for today because it was the first Sunday of the month. Aka, it was free! But knowing that it was peak tourist season, I was dreading the lines to get into the Louvre. I had read horror stories about waiting 2 hours just to get tickets- but we were in in a matter of seconds. It was literally POOF- you're in the Louvre. haha
Wow. The inverted pyramid was my first real sight within the Louvre, and it was one of those "I can't believe I'm seeing this" moments. And this was just the entrance! It's funny because the people at the Louvre know that 99% of the people there want to see 3 things: the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory, and Venus de Milo.
Since the Louvre was so crowded, it was unbearingly stuffy and just so uncomfortable. I wish I could have had more time at the Louvre, but we just didn't want to deal with the stuffiness anymore.
Yes, I said Haggen Daaz restaurant. And yes, it was every bit as delicious as you would expect. We all literally spent 20 minutes flipping through the menu indecisively, changing our minds about what to order because being the fatties that we are, we wanted everything. I took pictures, and although the quality isn't that great, you should be jealous.
Well, still no sign of Pam. After we stuffed our bodies with wonderful, fatty carbs, we made our way to Fubar to see if Pam had lost her phone there. Well, we were stupid because it was only 5 and of course the bar wouldn't be open. Celeste tried calling everyone she knew and when everything failed, we just decided to go back to Celeste's apartment and wait. And 30 minutes later we got the call that she wasn't dead! Amen.
We all had a homemade dinner at the apartment and after we finished, we pondered what to do for our second-to-last night in Paris. Omar wanted to go to Montmartre and check out the area late at night (which I thought was a bit sketch). So Celeste, Pam, and I went over to the Champs Elysees area to go to a bar where Leo (a guy we met the night before) worked.