pieces and parts of paris

Our Paris trip is still kind of a blur to me.  It seems that as soon as I started back in the on the daily grind and hanging with Caden this trip shot light years behind me.  It's insane how much Caden grew in those 13 days.  Not so much physically, just in general.  He seriously doesn't stop talking now, and is full on into everything (which is totally new).  He's curious and inquisitive.  I love it.  But back to Paris.  Day 1 we arrived at 9:30 AM Paris time, and because 1 - we couldn't check into our hotel until 3:30 PM and 2 - we desperately wanted to get on that time zone we literally went straight from the airport to site seeing.

Our hotel was across the street from the Louvre and the Jardin Tuileries so we ventured to that area for some exploring.  We were immediately drawn to the massive ferris wheel at the entrance of the Jardin and jumped right on board to get that party started.  The views were amazing.  You could see all of Paris.  All of it.  Unfortunately for us pretty much the whole Paris trip was met with rain.  Lots and lots of rain.  Every so often the clouds would part and you would see a glimmer of sun, but not for long those clouds would close right back up.  I have so many pictures its REDONK.  Roughly 2,000 total.  I've slowly started to go through them, but on my first take of Day 1 & 2 these popped out at me.  So I edited them.  I promise by the end of next week I'll have more pics done and more blog posts.  But I wanted to give you a sneak peak of the pieces and parts of Paris.  Enjoy!


These were the spiraling stairs we walked to get to the roof of the Arc de Triomphe.  Day 2 of our trip we had 1 PM reservations to go up to the top of the Eiffel tower.  Not thinking we would sleep past 9 AM neither of us set an alarm.  The house keeping staff woke us up from our stupor at 1 PM on the dot.  Thus we never got to go up into the Eiffel Tower.  We paid to walk these massive flights of stairs to try to compensate.



I wanted to ride this Merry-Go-Round so badly.  But shortly after snapping this shot a mean French man mocked me and told me to put my camera away.  With a very very very mean look on his face.  So I walked away.  Stupid French man.


There was some kind of tent/shopping area set up right along the Seine River.  It was mostly touristy items, things you'd never want to waste your money on.  But I loved these balloons.


This was the tunnel that the Tour de France riders came into the city on.  Just after they swooped under this bridge they made their way through the circle around town.  We were perched at a spot further away - shots of that to come another day.


I just liked this car.  Thought it was cute.


This was my first view looking up at the Arc de Triomphe.  It had just finished pouring down, and for about 20 minutes the sun shined and my hair frizzed.


I thought this old couple were adorable.  Sisters? Bestees?  Who knows.  They were cute.


I mean really.  In Paris, in love?  Cute.  I totally tried to make it look like I was photographing the tracks as to not be a creepy creeperson.



This was the view from our hotel room terrace.  I literally checked in, walked in the room, opened the terrace window and stared at these storm clouds.  Grabbed my camera and took a shot.  Love it.


Liked this teal bike. :)