Paris in Summer

Now that my photo-a-day series is over, I am focusing on all of my neglected travel photos from the last year and a half. Here are photos from our weekend in Paris in August, 2015.  Thanks to Tyler & Antje, who watched the boys for us, Jason, MiKela, Piper, and I drove to Paris for a three day/two night trip. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time. This trip doesn’t feel like it is 1 1/2 years behind us, but when I see how tiny Piper was and how much my hair has grown, well there’s no arguing.

-Eiffel Tower-
We took a combination of stairs and the lift to get up to the first and second levels of the tower. It was neat to see the view of the city from up there.

-Champs-Élysées-
The sun was just beginning to set when we arrived at this famous avenue. We walked around and looked for a place to eat dinner. After dinner, we walked around a bit more and waited for the blinking lights of the Eiffel Tower to turn on.

-The Catacombs-
We waited a good two hours to get into the Catacombs. MiKela kept our spot in line while Jason, Piper, and I sat outside at a nearby cafe. Jason then took a turn in line, while MiKela and I walked around a bit and then grabbed lunch for us all. I’m glad we decided to wait out the line, because the Catacombs were quite the experience!

-Notre Dame-
The line here was enormous as well, so we decided to just walk around the cathedral and enjoy it from the outside.

-The Louvre-
We didn’t have time to explore this massive museum, but we enjoyed walking through the courtyard.

-Chez Mademoiselle-
This photo is from MiKela’s phone. We got all dressed up to go out to dinner, but the first two places we walked to were closed! Apparently, it was a popular vacation time for the particular Arrondissement that we were in. However, the third place we walked into turned out to be amazing. Chez Mademoiselle is a quaint restaurant that prepares dishes from Kazakhstan and Russia. We were served by the owner himself and we asked him to choose our meals and wine. We loved the dishes he picked for us and followed it up with a yummy dessert.

-Versailles-
Once again, super long lines meant we did not go inside the Palace of Versailles. However, we bought tickets to see the gardens behind the palace, which were beautiful and massive.

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