This was the day my 60+ year dream
finally came true!
It's a springtime I'll never forget.
In France they call springtime
Our first full day in Paris was my
Eiffel Tower Day! I was sooo ready!
To say I was excited is quite an
Hubby looked so dapper!
Look at how handsome he is.
(I know. I'm prejudice.)
So we ventured out and got in a taxi cab.
The driver said "Where to?"
I said "The Eiffel Tower!"
He said "No English!"
(How could he be a taxi driver and not
have heard a thousand people say
This went back & forth a few times.
Suddenly I remembered...
"La Tour Eiffel!"
And off we went for a ride of terror
though the streets of Paris! He could
squeeze that taxi through the
narrowest places. We were actually grabbing
onto each other & gritting our teeth!
Then all of sudden there it was...
my dream come true.
It was so huge! I mean really really huge!
I could hardly wrap my head around
it. I was in total awe!
The architectural detail of this
masterpiece blew me away!
Just look at the arch.
Moi & hubby.
Son & father.
(Our son & his wife went with us
and were our tour guides since
they had been to Paris before.)
When up in the tower the scenery was the
epitome of sightseeing.
How sweet it is!
The Seine River
Park Du Champs De Mars
Jardins Du Trocadero
This is my "where's Waldo" photo,
only this is "where's the Arc de Triomphe"!
I've always seen the carousel at the Eiffel
Tower with an incredible crown decorating
the top of it. Well guess what? No crown!!
But that couldn't burst my bubble! LOL
One HAPPY girl!!
My dear hubby.
We went to the main observatory
deck which is very high. But there was
a smaller deck even higher up.
We didn't go higher.
Hubby's walking stick/cane was not
allowed up there & I wasn't
Some might call this the
stairway to heaven but alas
it's the stairs up to the 2nd deck!
Then it was time to leave this
magical place. A day to remember
for a lifetime!
Thanks for sharing these
special moments with me.
"Marie Antoinette Goes to Paris"