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American Blooper

Public restrooms are more complicated in Paris. I politely stopped recording when Davina told me to. I regret it though because 30 seconds later she comes busting out with wet boots! Apparently, the restroom has an automatic “wash cycle” and that’s the reason the door wouldn’t shut. Haha

Le Centre Pompidou

After walking all day on sore feet, we decided to visit an art museum and walk around some more. We showed up an hour before closing time so we weren’t able to see everything. I think you’d need a couple of days to see everything anyway; it’s six stories and 80,000 square feet!

To my surprise (Logan was right) you’re allowed to take photographs of certain pieces. Since each painting in the room was OK to photograph, I shot a video. It’s from the featured exhibit: works by Simon Hantaî.

They had over ten Picasso paintings!! Everyone’s seen Picasso though, but have you seen Peter Saul’s “Bewtiful and Stwong?”

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Jardin Des Plantes was one of our stops today. This park features a maze, greenhouse (which was closed) and a zoo. We were in a hurry to get to our next destination so we zipped through the maze.

Where’s Waldo was in there too.

We checked out the wallabies.

Love how this place has so much history and age to it.

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We continued our search today after getting a late start. Davina was supposed to wake us up early but instead let us sleep until noon! I’m thankful she did, so I made her breakfast; we’re on vacation for Pete’s sake. Our first stop was Jardin du Luxembourg.
Jardin du Luxembourg

It’s crazy busy but very large. There are multiple sections, including a basketball court and fountain where you can rent “sailboats.”

Whatever you do, don’t tread on the middle lawn. Park security will find you.

Here’s a shot of the wooded area:

There are many stone and bronze romanesque statues scattered throughout the park.

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After Dark

Just outside our loft.

Sacré Coer de Montmarte

Not only did we go to the highest park today, but also the highest point in the city (aka we walked up a lot of stairs/hills).

This is what I looked like after that flight.

Getting to the top was totally worth it though.

The detail in the Montmarte was magnificent!

And the view wasn’t too shabby either.

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The park, Buttes Chaumont, is quite large. Here is the view from the gazebo at the highest point:

There many open green spaces. This area reminded us of the hill at Barton Springs:

Some areas of the park were under construction. The others were populated with people from all walks of life.

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Parc de Belleville is the highest park in Paris. This park has a lot of character from the wooden playhouses, ping pong tables to the plush lawn.

We kept spotting kitties in this park.

This was the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower!

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We tried to wake up early today. Finding a location for our wedding was atop our agenda. We chose a few parks to scout, ate our breakfast, and were on our way!

Our first stop was La Promenade Planteé. It’s an old railroad track converted to gardens located 30 ft above street-level in a populated area of Paris.

It’s very nice but seems to serve as a trail for the locals. We saw many people running in exercise outfits and others eating lunch on benches.

The narrow walkway is lined with a variety of flowers. It appears well-kept. Every 100 yards or so you’ll pass under an archway. They appear quite nice wrapped with vines.

At one end of the trail there is a large green space where people participate in park activities.

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Bill or Check

We decided to go out for dinner and once again, we forgot our little French translator book. Luckily our waiter new English and explained the whole menu to us. We also asked if it’s called bill or check, they said either. At A La Renaissance Kyle had scallops

and I had roast beef and polenta