What a difference some rest makes! Our second day in Paris was largely scored by the fact that I had gotten some sleep and was able to start my day with some Parisian coffee. And I write that knowing full well that that is as exciting as I saying I breathed air today. I get it- most people start their day with good sleep and some joe. But for the purpose of this story it seemed prudent.
^Coffee + his little brother + Europe = a very happy Jay.
With our sleep schedule basically demolished in a meat grinder, us "kids" got up to hit a cafe early morning after being up since about 4 AM with jet lag woes. And when I say "kids" for the duration of the trip, I'm referring to myself, Jay & his younger brother. We may be at the very north end of our twenties/the south end of our 30s but dangit if we aren't able to call ourselves "the kids" while in the presence of "parents" (I'll never grow up).
|^Window shopping on way home from brunch.|
Moods were very elevated this AM as it was everyone's first full day together and we knew we were heading off to see the Eiffel Tower. I can see why Disney envisioned that every one of their famed princesses -all of whom likely lived in Europe - started their day with birds chirping and flowers blooming. Namely because that really is an accurate depiction of moods as you get ready and beautify yourself in anticipation of exploring these ancient areas. It's also how the princesses must have felt knowing they didn't have to step foot in an office all day. I'd be singing a harmonic melody on the reg' too if that were the case.
Using the Arc de Triomphe as a pitstop before the Eiffel Tower could not have been a better decision. We had seen (and loved!) the understudy, and now- we were ready for the headliner.
The headliner of course being the Eiffel Tower. And on my next Paris post, I'll ensure that I touch on all of that.