Paris On Purpose – Hitting All The Tourist Spots

First Post: Eiffel Tower at night

Second Post: Palace of Versailles

Third Post: Being a Tourist

This is the route we took on Saturday to make sure Jen saw all of the spots before she left Paris.  We started at the Sacre Coeur where there were performers, singers and picnics everywhere.  Oh and the church is just beautiful and you can see all of Paris from it so it’s just so beautiful.

The view would have been better on a less hazy day but you get the idea from this photo.

Because I love my Flip here are videos of the performers that everyone was watching.

Then we walked  around the church and stumbled upon this cute little square filled with artists painting and selling their work.

Lindsey bought a beautiful piece of art from an artist named Bahman Borojeni (that is not him in the photo above). I’m regretting that I didn’t buy one!

We followed the winding street down a little more and stopped to see Moulin Rouge.

 

We hopped on the bus and went to the Latin Quarter to have some yummy falafel.

Paris was so much fun and it got me even more excited to have Jamie, Lindsey & Jen in London the following weekend!

Paris On Purpose – Being A Tourist

First Post: Eiffel Tower at night

Second Post: Palace of Versailles

I came up with the perfect walking route through Paris to see most of the major sites and I want to share it with you incase you are heading there soon!

Start at the Eiffel Tower.

Climb to the top.

Cross the river. Climb up a lot of steps where the Palais de Tokyo is on your right. Walk up Avenue d’lena until you come to the Arc de Triomphe.

Walk down the Champs Elysees.

Walk through the Jardin des Tuileries and hope there are actual tulips there.

Go to the Louvre.

After the Louvre walk along the river to see Notre Dame.

Then loop around to visit the Pompidou Museum.

That’s only the first day.  I’ve got another great route for the second day.

Total miles walked: 4.36 miles.  Way to go!!

100% American

We were home for 3 days and made time to shop for the necessities to bring back with us.  My mom, Jon’s mom & Jen contributed to our American feast. We wouldn’t be able to survive without the American essentials.

There were 3 more boxes of Mac N Cheese and another bag of goldfish but we (really Jon) finished those the first day we got back to London.  Barbara also stocked us up on tic tacs (18 boxes!!!).

I couldn’t go back without the best peanut butter ever!

We might have to bring an empty suitcase to NY in December because we are going to be stocking up on a lot more!

 

A Day In Bath

Jen’s second day here we decided to head out early and take an hour and 20 minute train ride to Bath.  The town is so cute and perfect to walk around for the day.  We lucked out with the weather and were able to sit on the top of the City Sightseeing Bus. while we toured the city.

Pretty house covered by vines

This house is so dirty but will never be cleaned because of the stone used to build it.

Nicholas Cage bought this townhouse but never lived in it. He eventually sold it and lost £300,000.

The black box is the bathroom which was added on to the house years after it was built.

City streets

City streets

The city of Bath

Are you sick of photos yet??

Too bad…..

Next we headed to the Roman Baths.

This woman would not get out of the photo.

After the baths we hopped back on the City Sightseeing bus towards the University of Bath.

The widest street in Bath.

Jane Austen's house

Before we headed back to London we wanted to check out the oldest house in Bath, Sally lunns, which is a restaurant and museum.

Besides being a one room museum with a plastic figure standing there we had to leave because Jon couldn’t fit in the room.  He was too tall!

 

 

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