travel recap - paris (days 1 and 2)

When the wheels of our jet plane touched down, I looked over to Hubby and exclaimed "we're in PARIS"!  I was beyond excited - I couldn't believe that I was actually in Europe!

We got off the plane, grabbed our luggage, got our passports stamped, and headed to our Paris home.  As we drove through the city, we were silent.  Just taking everything in - trying to get our first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.  Suddenly, we arrived at the apartment, lugged our suitcases up four flights of stairs, and walked in to the beautiful apartment.  We dropped our bags in the entry way and started exploring the place - we were floored at just how beautiful it was.

living room of the apartment

We hadn't slept for basically a whole day, but we didn't want to sleep in an effort to beat the dreaded jet lag, so we decided to go for a walk.  We stepped out on the Paris streets and couldn't believe that we were actually there.  We decided to walk through le Jardin des Tuileries to le Louvre.  We soaked it all in and took a few pictures, then realized that we were starving so we found a small cafe near the apartment and had some lunch.  I had chicken with a mushroom cream sauce and it was, by far, the best chicken that I had ever had.  Eventually, the tiredness took over and we decided to go "home" and have a nap to get refreshed.  We set our alarm for one hour and passed right out.

outside the Louvre with a view of the Eiffel Tower

After we woke up I took a shower, fried our power inverter with my hairdrier, and then took a walk to the Eiffel Tower.  After gazing up at the tower, we decided to try our hand at the metro and took it back to our neighbourhood to grab some dinner and head home to bed. 

The next morning we were refreshed and ready to take on Paris!  Our first stop: the Musee d'Orsay.  Hands down one of my favourite museums that we visited our entire trip, as the museum has a large collection of impressionist paintings.  The building itself was impressive too as it used to be an old train station - the architecture was amazing.  Unfortunately, you weren't allowed to take any pictures inside, but trust me, it was breathtaking. 

Musee d'Orsay at night
After the museum, we had lunch, ran an errand, and opened a bottle of wine and waited for Hubby's cousin and her boyfriend to arrive.

waiting for C&B

We were so happy to see them, it was nice to have some friends to explore the city with.  The four of us then went out for dinner (where we all tried some escargots - delicious) and took another walk to the Eiffel Tower.  We were loving life.  And Paris.


jen @ the baked life said...

ugh, uour pictures are so amazing. You look like you had such a great time :)

Amanda said...

Thanks!!! We had the best time - hard to come back to reality :)