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.
Posted by Greg and Nicolle at 4:20 PM