Jamie and I arrived in Paris on Tuesday. We made the 9 hour drive up from Spain after an awesome skiing/boarding trip with Cliona and Roo. The ride went smoothly until the last 10 miles when we hit the inner limits of Paris and then we sat in traffic for 45 minutes! Not the best reminder of what we’re heading back to!
Just a little bit of traffic in Paris!
We finally made it to my Aunt’s to catch up with them as well as my parents. My parents left us in Chamonix but they are continuing their travels in Europe for a couple more weeks. We had one full day in the city and after quickly returning the rental car and packing things up we had a lot of free time. My father, Jamie and I decided to check out the Eiffel Tower since this was the only attraction left for Jamie to see close up. The weather was overcast and cold but it was still a nice walk and we managed to get some good shots.
Eiffel Tower from the Seine River
As close as we’re going to get for free!
Playing around with a B&W version
Jamie and Papa Russo at Trocadero
Arc de Triomphe from the Champs-Élysées
That night we all gathered for an awesome meal my Aunt Sandra prepared for the 8 of us and we couldn’t ask for a better way to conclude our time in Europe.
Hanging in the kitchen while my Aunt prepares a fabulous meal, the last supper abroad, for now! From left, Jamie, Papa Russo, Mama Russo, her brother Uncle Bill, and Aunt Sandra
A lovely dinner with the McCluskey family!
We made a plan to walk back to the Eiffel Tower after dinner together to see her all lit up. The tower also sparkles at night for 5 minutes every hour on the hour all year long! This has been going on for years and it is an impressive sight. Something not to be missed next time you’re in Paris.
Eiffel Tower as it sparkles from Trocadero
Our time has now come, to close this chapter of our journey, head home for a few months and make plans for the next great adventure. We’ll keep the blog going during the Spring if there is anything exciting to share, otherwise we’ll start it back up over the summer. We appreciate everyone who has been following this blog and offering support over the past year. A huge thank you to all of our family and friends who have met up with us, hosted us, provided valuable insight and encouraged us along the way. We will be in Virginia through the end of Spring and look forward to catching up with you all when ever we can!