From Padre to Paris

Halfway through my study abroad experience I was lucky enough to have one of my favorite people come visit me.  After dating for two years we were fortunate enough to celebrate our relationship on a European adventure, first stop being Paris!  Most couples that have been married for decades can’t say that so we consider ourselves very lucky.  Leading up to Micah’s arrival there were lots of nerves on whether he would be able to navigate the airport, but as soon as we were reunited those nerves were dissolved.  Our time in Paris was absolutely jam-packed.  After already having traveled quite a bit during my time here I was used to the fast paced sight seeing, whereas Micah was very foreign to this lifestyle.  I had to take a step back and slow down the pace.  The first day there we visited the Catacombs.  Quite the spooky experience being trapped several stories down surrounded by dead bodies.  No zombie encounters thank the Lord.

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Later that night when searching for somewhere to eat we stumble upon The Louvre.  The lights were beautiful at night and we had our first siting of the Eiffel Tower.  After having our first traditional French meal we decided that it wasn’t our favorite cuisine of them all.  The day had exhausted us, especially Micah who was also dealing with a massive time change.IMG_5115The next day was absolutely freezing.  My host mother warned me that I would need my big winter coat.  I didn’t take her advice considering the Spanish think 70 degrees is Winter coat weather.  I should have listened..Our walking tour showed us all the main sights even though I was freezing my butt off the whole time.  After our tour we made a trip up the Eiffel Tour, but not before we stood in line in the freezing wind for over an hour.  Once getting to the top we could barely stand the cold and only stayed for a total of three minutes before heading back down.  I am not exaggerating when I say how cold it was, the girl behind me in line was crying because of it!  

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That night we celebrated two years together with a fancy dinner at a restaurant with the best view of Paris.  Our table sat directly next to a window that faced the Eiffel Tower.  Throughout our dinner we were able to watch the sparkling lights on the tower, it was a perfect end to our last night.  The next morning we ended our romantic celebration weekend by locking our love lock on the famous bridge.  Next up on our adventure, Sevilla!

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