It's been an incredibly eventful last two days spent here in the beautiful city of Paris!
We started Sunday off right, with a morning visit to Ciel De Paris, a 56 story commercial building with an observation deck on top. Many celebrated the morning welcome with a fine glass of champagne and a toast to a safe trip home. The views were gorgeous and the city was so immaculate!
After the visit to Ciel de Paris and a quick lunch we loaded the charters and took a second to walk through and enjoy the beauties of the famous Luxembourg Gardens. We were introduced to a keen humored older woman who would serve as our city tour guide upon our return back into the charters! We hit almost every big landmark in the city , including the Louvre, Paris Academy of Music, Eiffel Tower , and Arch de Triumph to name a few! Next to the Arc de Triumph ( the last stop on our tour ) were many shops in which we spent a few hours shopping, picking up some great Paris souvenirs.
Dinner was nothing short of amazing!! We packed a little corner cafe that graciously opened their doors to the whole band aa we all enjoyed a French classic, Beef Bolognese! A meal very much similar to an American styled pot roast.
Once back at the hotel, members spent the night out on the town. Whether it was looking for a great bar, touring the landmarks, or even staying up until about 5 in the morning to watch the Spurs play!!
Which brings us to today! Our last day in Paris!
There's definitely a little slower motion in the band for the days are full of constant movement and activity. Many members are starting to get that "zombie" look... Haha so sleeping on the plane shouldn't pose as a problem for many! But for the morning , we started our day with a visit to the Louvre, home of the Mona Lisa! Talk about an amazing piece of architecture... The Louvre Museum is just phenomenal in it's stature and decorative affair. During the visit to the Louvre , students had the opportunity to travel across street to the Love Lock Bridge. For those who don't know , the love lock bridge is a bridge dedicated to couples who take locks and lock them onto the railings of the bridge symbolizing security in their love for one another. It's a beautiful sight , for the thousands of locks from a distance make the bridge appear as if it has the elegant gold facing to it!
After five hours spent at the Louvre, we headed to the famous Notre Dame. From there we spent a quick hour shopping for last minute gifts and formally closed the night out with one last dinner together in Paris!
To put this whole experience into words is practically impossible. We hope that through our updates you were able to enjoy the experience along with us and get a slight view of what France is like. Pictures can never do this place justice. Everyone should strive to witness all this beauty in person. This place... It's nearly magical, for it seems almost unreal. So tonight, for one last time we head back to our hotel, pack up and enjoy this beautiful rainy night that Paris has offered us with!
All we can say now is Bon Voyage Paris and Howdy Texas!!
There's no place like home, and there's sure as heck ain't no place like Texas!! YEE-HAW!