Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Day 3 The Paris landmarks
Started our morning off early. 2 am! Ha. It's nice to spend time with Alicia chatting. We finally went down to breakfast at 7:30. Been looking forward to food for many many hours. It was a good spread. Back to the room to kill time before leaving around 8:30 for our walk to the Eiffel Tower! *********** Tickets to go up are for 10 am and I thought an hour and a half would be plenty. We made one stop at a Metro Station to get weekly travel passes and made it to the tower with about 5 minutes to spare. That was a bit of a hike. ( We took a bus back to the hotel after.) The Eiffel Tower is pretty cool but it rained on us and somehow being rained on kinda kills the mood. Very glad I can say I've done it but no desire to ever go again. We could see them getting the area ready for July 14, their independence day of sorts. There is also a building that is celebrating the Olympics coming in 2024.