I have SO much to get caught up on! The past month has been a blur. We’ve had my mom and sister, Katie in town along with an ever-changing rota of guests. First Mom had several of her friends staying at the beautiful apartment she rented near the Luxembourg Gardens and then we were joined by our dear friends Glen and Audrey, and in these past four weeks we’ve been busy. I am having a bit of trouble downloading my latest photos, but while I figure that out, I can get you caught up on some of my favorite outings from April.
One night it seemed like we were going to get a break in the interminable rain that has been pouring down on Paris since “the Girls” had arrived so we decided to head over to the Eiffel Tower. This was attempt numero two for everyone in the group except me as they had gone earlier in the week only to be met by lines of hundreds of people. In the evening the line for the elevator was a bit shorter, but we decided to climb. This was my third or fourth time up the Eiffel but I had never climbed it. And now I think I would recommend it over the elevator. You really get to get into the guts of the amazing construction. You can see all the rivets, pulleys and other fascinating structural work and that makes so much more interesting.
And then, almost as suddenly as it has started the rain cleared and the clouds just blew past. We got these beautiful clear views of Paris and I think the sudden change in humidity in the air made the lights seem especially sparkly.
The girls doing their Eiffel Tower yoga poses on the Eiffel Tower. They are sure a fun group to hang out with! After our climb the girls were really excited to see the Tower sparkle and we made our way to the Champ de Mars for a good view. It has started raining again but it was fun to huddle under our umbrellas and watch the Eiffle come to life.