Today was amazing!! We started the morning off with a tour of Montparnasse Cemetery which was absolutely one of the most breath-taking sites. It was huge and just amazingly beautiful. graves dating back to the 1800 and 1900s, all beautifully cared for, and preserved. It was so peaceful and quiet. It was chilly out and just a perfect morning for walking and exploring.
After that we went to a big flea market! It was almost a 45 minute ride on the metro but it was totally worth it. The flea market had great clothing prices and I got shirts, a dress, and some scarves, and a great purse! It was a lot of fun, and I would love to go back and explore some more. I really want to do more shopping but it is only day 6 into the trip so I know I have time to still! But I was really proud of my french while there. I know it's not great but I can mostly convey what I need to and understand a bit with some help through gesturing and repeating.
After that we went grocery shopping, getting some yummy food (including some beautiful strawberries! I'm trying really hard to keep eating as many fruits and veggies as I can to try to stay healthy! So visiting the little grocery store is a trip for tomorrow since most everything is closed on Sunday's. It's odd, but makes things really peaceful in the smaller areas of town, thought the tourist areas are just as busy.
After all of that we went to Notre Dame! The line was really long so we just explored the outside which was totally beautiful. The gardens behind the church is where we ate dinner and that was really neat. Then we explored the little souvenir shops and bought a few things from there so that was exciting! It's always interesting to go back to places where more people speak english.
I did get sunburned today which is what I get for wearing a shirt that exposes more skin than just normal t-shirt. i really need to make sure I remember sunscreen from now on!
Well, I have a headache tonight so I am heading to bed.