Saturday, November 18, 2006

The France Escapades -Part 1 in Paris

So now that I am back home and finally feeling healthy...i figured I had better update our site here with the rest of the trip! So here is the first installment of a multi part France series on that trip.

Oh yeah...and you are probably wondering if they found out what i Had over there...Dengue Fever!

On to the trip! We spent a few days in Paris on our way down to Niger, then a day there after I got out of the hospital before we rented our car.
We saw live filming of the movie "rush hour 3" and saw Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan...but I didnt have my camera. Nor did I have it when we had Bennett at the Eiffel Tower. What was I thinking?

What I was how to do they park? And after they park like they do, how the heck do they get out? I guess their bumpers really do get bumped a lot!

We went for a night boat ride along the Seine River to see all the sites. Bennett was most excited by the birds and could care less about the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame or anything else. But we enjoyed the quiet ride and sights.

Eiffel Tower

Notre Dame

We walked around on the first days there and did some geocaching. (If you dont know what that is go to - Its adventure travel and GPS linking to find hidden logs and treasures) We spent part of the afternoon up by Sacre Coeur and in that area where all the artists hang out. Here is a shot from Place Tertre where the artists all hang out and try to draw your portraits (for a fee of course)

The last day just before we went to rent our car we wandered along the river and I took lots of neat shots of boats, the trees, the tent hotels of the homeless and these cool rings, many of which were randomly put all along the lower walkway of the Seine River.

Stay tuned for Part 2!

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