Paris day 2

We had a huge day of walking, over 15km. We walked almost from 9.30am until 5.30pm. Admittedly this was at little Kevin pace until 3.30pm but he was a fabulous walker and didn’t complain at all.

Firstly we took the kids to Sacre Coeur. This was the first rime they had seen or been inside such a big church. Like me, they were quite impressed with  the paintings inside and the small chapels which formed part of the large church.

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The kids even had a ride on the carousel.

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Morning tea in a park so the kids could play. We had coffee and pastry.

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We even had a maccas toilet break but this one was a pay for toilet but fortunately a French family were coming out of the cubicle and held it open for us so we didn’t have to pay.

We walked past Napoleon’s statue and all the expensive shops. There was a watch Kevin liked for over 21,000 Euros! I quite liked the statue of Napolean with its green tone. Imagine what it would have looked like when it was new and shiny.

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We had an ice cream in Jardin de Tuileries and walked through to see the Paris eye and Cleopatra’s Obelisk but it is actually Rameses II’s. It blew me away they would transport this from Egypt. It’s quite an impressive stone structure and the hieroglyphs were beautiful. 

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The Eiffel Tower was the highlight of the day. Jessica and I wanted to be the first to spotto it. We walked along the Siene which was very full of water and flowing rapidly from the flooding here last week.

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It was quite a nice walk although we heard the constant sounds of the police sirens because they were blocking off streets for some protest. Heavily armed police on every corner and car after car of police going past. Kevin Joshua was most impressed to see so many police. There were also a lot of police near an overseas dignitary we saw go past in his motorcade.

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There was quite a few upset people when we arrived at the Eiffel Tower because we found out Elizabeth the platypus had fallen out of Hannah’s bag. We decided to back track to try to find her but without luck. Kevin W and Pauline took the kids back to the apartment via the train. Jessica came with us and was just so good, walking and never giving up even though it was about 5km back to the apartment.

We even managed to find a train shop in Paris and bought some supplies.

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2 comments

  1. Have you tried any of the tasty European delicacies yet? If you do please take a photo. Yummy food is a big motivation for me to go the Europe. I bet they have really good quality gormet chocolate shops!

  2. Loving the updates. What an adventure. And I’m thinking, after seeing Elizabeth on the bank of the Seine, is that she really, really needed a swim and is exploring Paris by means of a platypus’ natural habitat. You all look so relaxed, although the girls looked cold on the bridge, and Kevin looks darn pleased to find train gear. Happy travels

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