Monday, July 29, 2013

We are home!

    We got home around 9:30 last night which was 23 hours after we got up!  Our plane was delayed in Charlotte an extra hour and a half, but it was still a great trip!
     Since I never did figure out how to post pictures on my blog from my iPad I decided to go back through all the posts and add the pictures I would have posted if I could have.  If you're interested, scroll back to the beginning to see some of the places we visited.
     While in Paris, in addition to the Lourvre, and the boat cruise, we took the Metro to the stop nearest  the Notre Dame Cathedral, so that we could tour it.  It had some spectacular stained glass windows!  We also toured the Conciergerie Prison where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned and died.  Afterwards we had lunch in the Latin Quarter.  We then took the Metro to a stop near the Eiffel Tower and walked to the tower where we waited in line quite some time to buy tickets to take the elevator to the top.  The view was worth it!!
       We had our good-bye dinner with the tour group at a nice restaurant near our hotel and then walked to the Eiffel Tower again to watch the lights come on.  It was a very beautiful last evening in Paris!
Our hotel in Paris--Hotel Splendid Eiffel
Inside Notre Dame

Just one of the many beautiful windows in Notre Dame

The Tower appeared even larger walking beneath it.
A view from the top of the Eiffel Tower

It sparkled for a few minutes every hour after dark

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