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When in Paris…

By on September 5, 2016

Paris!

I could easily spend a month here!  When I come back, I plan on living like Hemmingway and drinking absinthe and getting carried away at cute little cafes everyday.  But for now, we tour everything.

We ate our first petite dejeuner on a cute little patio.  In France, apparently breakfast isn’t much of a thing. I read Parisians eat a piece of bread, drink a coffee and have a smoke for breakfast.  I can attest to the smoke.  Everyone smokes here.  Especially on the patios where I’m trying to eat.  Also, I think you need to order something different than “coffee” to get a coffee as Tom ordered a coffee and ended up with this:

A French coffee is tres petite

I should mention that we slept in til 11.  Apparently traveling without sleep for 24 hours will catch up with a girl.  So once we had some breakfast/lunch at noon we headed towards our first big historical monument-The Palace of Versailles.  Tom was in heaven.  So much history-Kings, battles,and ridiculous luxuries.

Everyone else was taking a selfie so we did. Everyone looked as stupid as us.

Everyone else was taking a selfie so we did. Everyone looked as stupid as us.

Oh, another man on another horse. Battles, battles, battles

Oh, another man on another horse. Battles, battles, battles

I'm immature and asked Tom to take a pic of me in front of this statue-there is a penis.

I’m immature and asked Tom to take a pic of me in front of this statue-there is a penis.

We toured that in record time and headed to the Champs de Élysées and Arc de Triomphe and a huge Ferris wheel.  Apparently I’m still afraid of heights.  We did get a good view from the top and Tom made us kiss with the Eiffel Tower in the background.  Sorry about the PDA pic.

Smooching on top of the Ferris wheel to distract me from my fears

Smooching on top of the Ferris wheel to distract me from my fears.

Then right on time, just as the sun went down, we headed to the Eiffel Tower.  Did you know there is a Champagne Bar at the very top?  We made it to the top, had a glass of ridiculous expensive champagne, ooh’d and ahh’d at the view and decided to head out for dinner.

Apparently we are on a champagne tour.

Apparently we are on a champagne tour.

Turns out it was 1030 pm on a Sunday so it was hard to find somewhere to eat.  We went to bed on empty stomachs.

This helped us to get up and out the door this morning.  After a great breakfast, we headed to the Notre Dame Cathedral.  This was built in 1100 or so-and it’s as amazing on the inside as the outside.  We also cruised by the Louvre and decided it wasn’t worth the long wait to get in but took a selfie anyway.

This one is for you, Beck

This one is for you, Beck. The Louvre

You should see this someday.

You should see this someday.

Couple other mentions:  PARIS IS EXPENSIVE.  Good thing Tom is here to pay for a lot of things before I go to the cheaper parts of my trip. Also we wore our raincoats for the last 2 days.  That is 2 more days than we wore them on the West Coast Trail.

Me in my rain jacket in front of my greatx20 grandads statue. King Louis 14. Mais Oui!

Me in my rain jacket in front of my greatx20 grandads statue. King Louis 14. Mais Oui!

Now as I write this we are on the train to Bayeux.  Bayeux is the launching point for more historical stuff like Juno Beach and Mont St Michel.  I hope there is wifi so I have something to do.  Just kidding.  No I’m not.

Couple bonus pics:

Our apartment in Paris was discreet.

Our apartment in Paris was discreet.

Tom ate this guys brother for dinner.

Tom ate this guys brother for dinner.

Work, work, work.  Non stop for Kerri from Paris (it rhymes if you say it right)

Work, work, work. Non stop for Kerri from Paris (it rhymes if you say it right)

 

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11 Comments
  1. Reply

    Jenna

    September 5, 2016

    Looks so cool! Love reading the blog posts. Excited to keep updated on what you guys are up to!

  2. Reply

    Robert Siddall

    September 5, 2016

    Keri,
    You need to learn the “A, B, C’s” of travelling in Europe.
    Another Bloody Castle
    Another Bloody Church
    and then change the “C” to an “M”
    Anther Bloody Museum.

    Once you understand the terminology of traveling in Yerp (Europe) things will be fine. You can then make different choices.

    • Reply

      Kerri

      September 5, 2016

      Noted. Will buckle in because after this is Rome then Spain.

  3. Reply

    Beck

    September 5, 2016

    WOW!!!!! All you have seen and your trip JUST started!!!!!!! Love all the pics – you guys are glowing there!!

  4. Reply

    Kim (Lolita)

    September 5, 2016

    Looks like you two are having a lot of fun! I’m enjoying all your pics and the blog! ?

  5. Reply

    Aunty Sheryl

    September 5, 2016

    Love that you got to connect with #louie14 – and lmfo at what Tom ate for dinner. Really enjoying the updates and all the pics – keep them coming ?

  6. Reply

    Jodie

    September 5, 2016

    Keep em coming pretty girl! #ff

  7. Reply

    Donna

    September 5, 2016

    You’re certainly making the most of every waking hour! Be sure to take some down time.

  8. Reply

    Mom

    September 5, 2016

    I’m still in awe thinking about you guys being in Paris! Sounds like you are doing it up right, although it does sound very busy. So happy to have these regular updates, in your entertaining fashion. Love to you both and safe travels!

  9. Reply

    Deb

    September 6, 2016

    Bonjour! I met Kerri from Paris years ago…she was curling in the Teo Hills Women’s Bonspiel. ?
    Pics look great! So jelly.

    • Reply

      Deb

      September 6, 2016

      That’s Two ?

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