For the next couple of weeks, my blog posts will be my journal entries from the trip and lots and lots of photos. I was in photographer heaven.
We were up and out the door by 4:30 am. This was Lil' Lamb's first time flying and he was pretty excited (we were a bit nervous). He did really well from Spokane to Seattle and he continued to be quite the trooper from Seattle to Chicago. Of course, having an iPad along helped immensely. He and Wingnut Jr. slept about 3 hours on the flight from Chicago to Paris.
As we flew into Paris, the sun was just rising. We had a beautiful sunrise to start our first day in Europe. We quickly cleared customs, grabbed our bags, withdrew some Euros and hired a taxi to take us to our hotel. As it is low season for tourism in Europe, we were able to check into our room at 9:30m am. We stayed at the Hilton in La Defense, which was extremely lovely and convenient to the Metro (there was a train station right under the hotel). We showered, changed our clothes and purchased our 3 day passes for the Paris Metro.
Lil' Lamb was raring to go at 4:30 am. We were in for a loooooooong day, but he and Wingnut Jr. were super troopers.
He may not look it, but he is actually smiling in this photo. What a goof! He did wonderfully on the three flights--1, 3, and 9 hours each.
Sunrise over Paris.
The view from our hotel, which was inside a huge upscale shopping mall and above a Metro station.