These pictures show one of our busiest days in Paris. Sometimes we'd get off to a late start, a few times we'd miscalculate travel times and miss out on something by the time of our arrival. But this day, we hit it all right. Beanie was such an incredible trooper! She powered through absolutely everything and barely ever peeped a complaint. She seemed to just instinctually know that this whole experience was an incredible treat. Here she is with a tummy full of croissants, getting creative with her pose!
I will never forget the squeals Little Miss made running back and forth behind my sister and nieces during this photo op. Jumping up and down and making bunny ears, she was so happy to just be a goof.
My sister read about the Parisian sewer system and wanted to go. It was walking distance from the Eiffel Tower and so we strolled along the Seine until we reached our destination. The sewers were...interesting. You really are down there in the thick of it, if you know what I mean.
You can just see the horror on Beanie's face. The grid flooring we are standing on has us about ten feet above the flow of waste. We saw and smelled everything.
On our way out, we had the opportunity to buy a souvenir sewer rat. Instead we kept our hands over our mouths the noses, and walked ran back up to street level. I'm not familiar with the story of Les Miserables, but after touring the sewer, and having the connection drawn between the two, it's definitely on my short list.
The Pompedieu! We read up on this crazy building a bunch before taking off, and so Beanz was super excited to finally get there. We were equally excited for her to have the opportunity to take one of the art workshops the museum offers after school on Wednesdays. The guide books said that they were taught in French but that they could be attended by non speaking tourists. We got a different story when we arrived, and so she was turned away. She was crushed and so was I!
Stay tuned - tomorrow I will post pictures of Parisian food porn!