|Parc des Buttes Chaumont|
That night, Teresa and I went to Champs-Élysées to take pictures for a bit.
After that I went to the Musée d'Orsay. I had forgotten about the awful lines to get into museums; not used to that! I ended up standing in line for about an hour. I loved the building for the museum, an old train station. According to my tour book, the station inspired Grand Central Station in NY and Union Station in DC. It had a neat mix of things, paintings, sculptures, furniture and artifacts. No pictures allowed, though! Oh well.
After staring blankly at the wines for a while, we finally decided to find something that was from 2007 (when we graduated from high school) with a price of around eight euros. Then we realized we hadn't brought a wine opener.... darn it! Thankfully all the tourist shops sell them so Teresa bought one to give as a gift when she goes home.
|had a little trouble with the cork!|
It really was a lot of fun, I'm so glad we did it. I had told Teresa we should eat the cheese I had brought back with some French wine, but had just thought we'd do it at the apartment. I'm so glad she said we should take it to the Eiffel Tower!
Maybe thirty minutes into our picnic, it started raining hard enough that we had to gather everything up and run to a little shelter nearby. I'm glad Teresa's from New Jersey and wasn't cold; it meant that I was able to wrap the blanket that we had been sitting on around me so I wouldn't freeze! We stood under the shelter with a bunch of other people who had been having picnics, and with maybe eight of the Eiffel Tower/drink sellers.
Once it stopped raining, we ventured back out and took some pictures of the tower and then went home.
Today I got all packed up because CEA made me move from my room into the room with Teresa so the two new girls would be in a room together. Kind of was a waste of time; when we got here, the girls who were already here didn't have to be in the same room. Oh well.
|booths along the Seine, love them!|
I went to see Midnight in Paris at the movie theatre. I really liked getting to see all of the places I've gone while watching the movie! Then I went to CEA to pick up a couple more raffle wins, a cookbook and Danish pastries. I ate one of the pastries as I walked to the Notre Dame area to look at the tourist shops and booths along the Seine. Towards the end of my walk, I walked by a bookstore that I had seen in the movie.
|raffle win, Danish pastries|
Au revoir, Paris!