1) Me standing near the canal 2) Our first coffee/hot chocolate in Paris 3) Berthillon ice cream stand 4) Sidewalk cafe 5) Notre Dame from the front 6) Notre Dame from the bottom 7) Paris apartments 8) Bikes for rent 9) The canal 10) Side street 11) Flower market 12) Fruit market 13) Sidewalk cafe 14) View from top of our hotel 15) Me, learning French 16) Mason, sipping wine 17) Locks on the bridge 18) Macarons 19) The Musee D'Orsay Museum 20) Hot chocolate for breakfast 21) Fondue night 22) The Eiffel Tower 23) The Louvre 24) Train ride from Paris to Germany
Our first day in Paris was pretty much the only sunny day out of our 12 days in Europe (after that, it started raining and dropped to a brisk 60 degrees), and thankfully, that's the day I took most of these pictures.
When we arrived at the airport, we took the train to our hotel, checked in, and spent the rest of the day walking around with no destination in mind - just taking in the sights - and when we got tired, we'd stop at a little cafe for a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and some people watching. It was by far my most favorite day of the entire trip. When I think about Paris years from now, I want to remember that day - in the sun - with no plans - and no lines - just me and Mason, sitting on park benches and soaking it all in.