Everyone wants to experience the magic of waking up in France! It was so wonderful to wake up and experience that… by watching television! That is what we did this morning for our last day in Paris.
Since we only had half a day before our train ride back to Munich we decided to stick all our luggage in a locker at the train station. To think the station would smell like roses only to find out that it smells worse than what would smell if you haven’t showered in five weeks. Sadly afterward my dad had to go to a meeting so we had to split up. My mom, Cassie, and I went to climb the tower of Notre Dame. Inside the towers though; I would not be so crazy as to scale the side of the tower.
The stair climb took almost as long as the Eiffel tower did. Except these were small stairs in a high spiral. Cassie and I got tired at the top. We counted the stairs, but we forgot because we were stunned by the breath taking view. (Down below)
We could see all of Paris, except for the other half on the other side of Notre Dame. The gargoyles were so beautiful and frightening at the same time. Also there were so many of them. All around the church! Too bad we didn’t see the Hunchback. I guess he was shy. 😦
The Eiffel tower looked so big from up there. I loved looking at it. We didn’t get to feel a gargoyle, but I did talk to one. He said he liked the view at first, but being there for more than 650 years made him (yes I know it’s a him) bored and tired of the view.
The shape of the cathedral is a huge cross, so you could play holy hide and seek in there, for a year.
We got ice cream after the cathedral. It was delicious!!!!! It was bigger than all of the vegetables I ate in Paris combined. Heehee…hee.
Next we walk around a Cathedral we had never been to before, it was called Notre Dame. 😉
After that we went to a book store and got some books. My mom said it was famous. I got Wonder, and I already finished it! Cassie wasn’t too excited, so instead of smiling she did one of her signature looks, the crazy!
Walking along a bridge from Notre Dame we met a man who makes personalized jewelry. My mom let me and Cassie get our own necklaces.
He did a very good job making them. Also he was very fast. I was impressed and could never do that!
I loved my necklace! He made us friendship necklaces and became besties for life.
Next we went for a double decker carousel ride! We became Princesses of the sea and riders of the high and low. And of course got in trouble for moving around on the carousel while it was moving.
After the ride we went back to the train station and got on the train.
We did school work on the train “yay!” 😦 It was long and hardish.
The trip was great and I will think about it for many years to come. I will definitely come back.