We are writing this en route to Toulouse via high speed SNCF train- We planned our departure early enough this morning via metro and it was a good thing – more on that below but first a recap of our day yesterday
Walking – Once more we completed almost a half marathon in walking yesterday (19km & almost 25,000 steps!) –
We dedicated our day to our friend Stephany who had to cancel her trip due to an illness – Stephany we carried you with us yesterday not only in spirit but physically created by Trista a “Stephany stick” – that’s our DIY gal for you 🙏❤️
On the Vedettes de Paris boat cruise; The Eiffel Tower, Down the Champs D’ Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe
Yellow vests – We we’re glad to have left our yellow vests at home lol after we discovered the reason for the large police (and I mean large!) 🚔 👮🏻 presence was due to the weekly yellow vest protests ! We went to sleep hearing those sirens last night
Wine 🍷– What else is there to do but “boire de vin” while waiting for the rain to clear or to ‘people and police 👮🏻 watch’ – Wine – cheese and bread yum!
We ended our evening on a boat cruise and then returning back on the metro but not before we snapped a lovely photo of the Tour de Eiffel at sundown –
Finally we ended our day at a quaint little restaurant, steps from our Airbnb on Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud – while consuming some wine and sharing a charcuterie board – at 1030 last night
Stairs – Stairs and more stairs
Don’t get us wrong we love being active as evidenced by our two half marathon days. However getting to the metro this morning at 0700 was tricky! We had our suitcases en route to Gare Montparnasse. We knew we would have to take some stairs however after climbing stairs up and down to Oberkamp station line we discovered once seated an announcement that we had to get off as there was a closure due to an accident on one of our metro routes
Plan B – revisit the route and find another line and you guessed it more stairs !
We are now on the very comfy train SNCF high speed (300/km speed) – “affordable AND first class” the only way to travel!
Wine 🍷 cheese 🧀 and a baguette 🥖 anyone
À la prochaine
Heather & Trista