Wednesday, 12 August 2009

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Our day started off with the trek to King's Cross Station--with our heavy luggage in tow-- to catch the Eurostar to Paris. The station was bustling with travelers but security and embarkation procedures went quickly and smoothly. The train ride was easy, and fast as we swooshed our way through the English countryside, under the Channel, and into the countryside of France. In just 2+ hours we were at the bustling Gare de Nord station in Paris! A short cab ride later we landed at our accommodations, the Hotel de Suede, on the Left Bank. We stopped in the courtyard to plan our afternoon of sightseeing. It was a beautiful day so we took advantage of the nice weather and explored our neighborhood and surroundings.

We were close to the Rodin Museum and walked past it, admiring the beautiful gardens and sculptures therein. We continued to the Invalides and then strolled across the bridge past the Grande and Petit Palaces. Paris is such a great city for walking and we were doing our share!

We found a great little bakery just down the street and had a yummy snack of wonderful baked goods. For dinner that night we found a little Italian restaurant close by where we all satisfied our craving for pasta. After a big day, we headed back to the hotel to rest up for and even bigger tomorrow!

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