Days until Europe!

Monday, June 6, 2011


When we got here, it was really disorienting. Neither Tommy or I could sleep on the was so hard. We got to Paris at 830am and through airport security and customs by 930am.  We kept asking for help from all of the information people but hardly any of them speak english so that was difficult. haha it took us 4.5 hours to figure out how to leave and which hostel was ours. We headed over to the Paris Clichy hostel to check in.  After a short nap, we went out in search for supper. We found a cute little french restraunt and ordered pizza.  We weren't sure what kind of pizze until it arrived...turned out to be 3 sausage haha. It was good.  We went for a bit of a walk and headed back to the hostel.
We woke up at 10:10pm and we were not sure if it was 10am or 10pm. haha I have never been so confused. I got up, got dressed, and headed for the shower. A guy told me it was morning. Then it got darker, so obviously it was still night. Then we slept more. Until 8am,
Today, we took the metro (which is atomated and easy to trick- we bought kids passes) to the Louvre. It is so huge. We walked around for 5 hours. Tommy got in trouble for touching the frames and funniest of all he set his backpack on a piece of art (not realizing it) to rummage through it for something haha. We also got in trouble for eating our bread on a bench. We bought a loaf of bread yesterday and ended up eating that as our lunch today. After the Louvre, we jumped on the metro and headed to the Eifel Tower. So exciting! We thought that we had bought passes for the elevator (not noticing the huge ESCALIERS sign) and after walking up about 4 flights of stairs we realized we were not walking to the elevator haha! So we bit the bullet and climbed all the way up. The stairs are outside so its 10x scarier than a glass elevator because it is painfully slow haha. But I survived. We rode to the very top from the 2nd platform and it was really nice. After the Eiffel Tower we came back to the hostel on the metro and headed to FrescoMarche which is a grocery store. For 11 euros (about 15 bucks) we got = 2 microwave suppers, a loaf of bread, a 6 pack of Carlsberg, an orange, and a bottle of Merlot. CRAZY!!!!! So now we are just at the hostel drinking a few beers, and relaxing after a really long and tiring day.

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