After finishing our delicious roasted chicken, potatoes, and mousse de canard with the decadent cassis flavored desserts from Lenôtre, I was tending to the dishes and laundry while Anne captured our Eiffel Tower day so well that she may just take over my blog. Here's her version of our day.
A day can't be started without a wonderful iced coffee at Starbucks. Sipping coffee outside the Moulin Rouge is the perfect way to start my day at noon. A "scenic" sunny metro ride to the Eiffel Tower entertained Catherine. Catherine squealed with glee when she saw the Eiffel Tower emerge from the trees. As soon as we waited in the amazingly short line, it started drizzling. Catherine thankfully fell asleep in line which was a blessing since as soon as the elevator opened it started raining, hailing and snowing. The Eiffel Tower was swaying and immediately I started feeling sick. There was no way I was going up to the top deck with Catherine in her carrier. A woman even came down with her stroller insisting that I not go up to the deck because it was too cold for a baby. That didn't sway my mom and Tom from venturing to the top. Video was taken of my mom holding on the railing for dear life. What a sight! We were thrown by the hurricane-like winds as we climbed down to the main deck. As soon as we left the Eiffel Tower tattered, the sun popped out as if the rain and snow never happened. Catherine woke up in time to walk down Rue Cler eyeing the fromage and flower shops. Another métro ride during rush hour. Another Parisian insisted that I sit down with Catherine who immediately said, "Merci". Clearly her French lessons are paying off.
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