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Published: July 24th 2008
From Matt - Hey yall, We are in Paris and on a QWERTY keyboard. Isn't that ironic! We landed tuesday morning from Joburg and hit the ground running. Vance found a laundromat while I took Rush up to Sacre Cour. We are staying in Montmartre. Everything is either up or down. Lots of stairs and our legs are in good shape now. Paris is just as expensive as London so we are looking forward to getting home where prices are much better. Better bring your big cash if you plan on visiting Europe this year. Simple lunch is 12 - 15 US. Coffee 6 US Coke 4 -7 US. !!! After vance got our clothes clean we went to Notre Dame. Rush said he would never find his bible class in that church! then to The Eiffell tower. Got there just before sunset and the top was temporarily closed so we sat in the grass watched the sun go down and the tower light up blue. This tower is a lot bigger than it looks! Wed morn we prepared a picnic lunch and went to the Louvre. We had to laugh because the Egyptian section was the most crowded and it
had a fraction of the Egyptian museum. We said "been there done that" and headed to less crowded areas. I was here in '86 and thought this would be repeat. Boy was I wrong. They have completely redone the whole thing. Very user friendly and even has bathrooms now! Yes, in '86 it was almost impossible to p at the Louvre! After we saw a fraction of the Louvre we sat in the grass out front had some lunch and then went back in for more. All of you who advised us on how long Rush could handle the Louvre....You were all wrong! He loved it. We headed back to the Eiffell via the Arc de Triumph and made it to the top this time. Lots of long lines but well worth it. Came back to Montmartre and sat in a square at a great Crepperie and had dinner. Went back to the Sacre Cour and took pics of the city lights at night. Today we found a great park for Rush to run around in and the a pilgrimage to Jim Morrisons grave. Yep, hes 6 feet down. We can't wait ti get home. Catching the train to london
tonite and a morning flight to DFW. Will be back in the motherland friday evening the 25th. Thanks for keeping up with us. I will post lots more pictures when I get home and post a final blog there.
From Rush - We have had a long trip and we are finally going home. It has been awesome! We went to the top of the Eiffell tower yesterday and went to the Louvre. We went into the Arc de Triumph. We also went to Notre Dame and saw lots of gargoyles. We also saw the Eiffell tower light up at 10 o'clock. This place instead of called the city of lights should be called the city of dogs! We have seen kids with dogs, adults with dogs and teenagers with dogs. There are so many bikes that I can't even estimate the amount of bikes they have here. We leave i a few hours. BYE !!!!!!!
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