What a busy day this has been! We awoke at 5:00 AM so that we could make it to CDG in plenty of time to meet Jennifer's plane. This would be her first trip to France, and she was very happy to be able to see her sister and enjoy a memorable vacation. It was so good to see Jennifer's smiling face when she arrived. She looked so fresh and pretty and awake! It was hard to believe that she had been traveling for almost 20 hours.
look that fresh after traveling for over 20 hours?
We hopped off the boat at the Eiffel Tower, where we purchased crepes at a little stand. They were actually pretty good, and of course Jennifer got a kick out of it. Just sitting on a bench as we ate, looking at our surroundings, was a thrill. Then, it was back on the boat to head toward our next stop - Notre Dame. It was magnificent - especially those glorious stained glass windows.
await the Batobus across from Notre Dame.
Our next stop was the Louvre. The line at the entrance was horribly long. We couldn't even get down to the basement gift shop, so we turned away, disappointed. All of us were beginning to feel a bit tired, and we hailed a taxi to return to the hotel for a brief rest.
After our batteries were recharged, we set out to explore, visiting a few shops before deciding on a cafe for dinner. We had a very pleasant meal at the Cafe de Luna where we were seated next to a window overlooking the busy street. Our meals were tasty, and we all enjoyed the mousse au chocolat and the creme brulee for dessert. The following day would be our last full day in France, and Craig and I were feeling a bit sad.