First of all...B...the Heineken museum is closed until August...we wanted to go, but we couldn't (don't question priorities! you know where they are!!! :)
Anyways...on to Paris sightseeing. We woke up extra early this morning so we could get to the Louvre and hopefully not wait in line for too long. We didn't eat breakfast because we thought we were going to be late getting there (it took us a little longer to get ready than we thought) but once we got there we only waited in line to go through security. I think we found the good entrance because we went in through the Metro...and virtually there was no line! We spent about 4 hours in the Louvre...we saw the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and a lot more. After walking around for a while we decided it was time to call it quits in the Louvre, head to Starbucks for some coffee then make our way to the Eiffel Tower.
We hopped on the boat cruise that took us to the bottom of the Tower (since we still had a pass for it) and got in line. Lucky for us, the line only took an hour to get through. We had just enough cash to make it to the top. With our notes and coins combined we had 24 euros...the exact amount it took to get up there...we would have been really upset if we waited in that line and didn't have enough money. After two elevators and a whole lot of feet we finally made it up to the top. The view from up there was absolutely amazing!! We took a lot of photos and learned an interesting fact while we were up there. The scientist Eiffel, had a lab at the top where he would drop human bodies off to study the effects of wind resistance on a falling body....once we found that out, the whole thing kind of lost some of its glamour...so we headed back down.
The round trip from bottom to top and back down lasted close to 3 hours, by this time we were absolutely starving. We asked one of the tourist information desks where the nearest supermarket was and it turned out that there was one right next door to where we ate yesterday...easy enough. So we headed that way, where we bought: a baguette, peaches, cheese, wine, olives, prochutto, and scissors (so Danny can trim his beard....it's really bad). After shopping, we made our way to the little grassy area under the Eiffel Tower and had our breakfast/lunch. It was fantastic!! After a little while in the grass, we jumped back on the river boat and cruised around. Once we reached the Hotel de Ville stop, we got off and took the metro back to our hotel. We need to do laundry very badly! So we're going to do that and eat at a restaurant that caught Leigh's fancy across the street from our hotel and check the area out around here.
We may or may not head back into the main city tonight, but we don't leave until tomorrow evening so we'll definitely see more of the city tomorrow! Everyone have a great day and we'll be in London tomorrow night!