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Sep 2, 2006

Sleepless in Paris?



We arrived safe and sound Paris, and have had our first french kiss. You know, when you kiss someone is France it is a french kiss.
We visited the Champs Elysees today and saw the Arch De Triomph, which is one of history's great ironies. Napoleon commisioned that it be built to celibrate his victories, but by the time it was completed, Napoleon was defeated and he had less power than Napoleon Dynomite.
Nicolle wanted to eat in a quiet cafe for dinner and we thought we found one. After being seated the waiter asked what we would like. I spent five minutes trying to explian that I wanted tap water not minieral water, which if anyone can tell me how to ask that in French and Italian, I would be grateful. Anyway, Nicolle solved it by asking for a Coke Light(Diet Coke's name in Europe). I then said I would like a Coke Light also. So the Waiter then brought us our drinks and then brought us our check. It was 7.4 Euros or like 10 bucks. After trying to ask for a menu so we could eat, we found out that thier Kitchen was closed, and nothing but a $10 Coke light was avaible. It was a good joke and we will alway remember our $10 cokes in Paris. We were able to find a great outdoor resturant and have a great meal. Nicolle got some real French Onion Soup and real French Dressing (kindof like a creamy Italian, not tomato based). Speaking of tomatos, I got a pizza and it was great. It was made with fresh tomato's and great bread. It was a great first day.

8 comments:

Kris said...

Looks like a ton of fun!

Thanks for sharing!

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Michael said...

Just get bottled water so you won't have to worry about it. With all the peeing in the streets around France, and a potentially less-than-advanced filtration system, I'm not sure "tap water" would be the best choice. Just kidding. I survived there two years, so I think you'll make it through a few days. I always just got Evian or Vittel, which are typically only 2 or 3 euro depending on the size. "Une bouteille d'Evian, s'il vous plait." Can't help you with Italian... Have fun in Italy!

andrea said...

$10 cokes? You guys can just pretend your in the movie theater or the airport the whole time, huh? Loved the pic in front of the Arch--how awesome that you guys are getting to see these things that I'll probably only see in pictures.

andrea said...

PS I especially missed Nicolle at church today!! The kids were ok, but I didn't hear a word of sacrament meeting. One Sunday down, two to go.

Anonymous said...

You freaking crack me up!!!!! Love the commentary (and the pictures)! Keep em coming!!!

Anonymous said...

sorry... that was me. britt will kill me! she told me how to work this and i did it wrong. the previous was mine.
~debbie

Anonymous said...

What has happened to the blog?