Good morning! This morning had a late start for us because we were up so late last night doing laundry, getting organized, and editing videos. I stayed up until about 12 or 12:30, so sleeping in was on my to-do list.
I made my routine breakfast, scrambled eggs, avocado, and toast. After eating breakfast, I worked on my new posts, replied to emails, and caught up with my social media accounts. I got ready by 1:00 so that we could go get some lunch.
I mentioned in one of the other Paris posts that we went to Hotel de Ville to the market for some great rotisserie chicken and potatoes. The only problem is that it is not in the best area and it is a far walk. While my parents were up doing some errands, they found a different market really close to our apartment! It is only about a five minute walk, so this was great news.
We got some fruit, rotisserie chicken and potatoes for our lunch. After lunch, we headed out to go on a walk. We at first set out with the intentions of finding Rue Cler, a popular street (more on that later), but we just walked down Rue Saint Honore, one of the most expensive streets in Paris. It has Chanel’s first store, Hermes, Goyard, Prada, YSL, and the list goes on.
We window shopped until we decided that we were hungry for a snack. By that time, we had made it across the Seine River by the Eiffel Tower, so we stopped in a cafe that we had eaten at before. We got a milkshake and french fries to represent America (Ha! Just kidding- We were just craving something salty and sweet!).
Since we were near the Eiffel Tower, we **tried** to take this route as a short cut to Rue Cler. Worst. Decision. Ever. If you didn’t know, there is a soccer tournament going on in Paris right now so there are a ton of tourists and a ton of crowds. To even get in the area of the Eiffel Tower, we had to get our bags checked by security. Okay, not too bad. Then, when we were on another street past the Eiffel Tower, the road was blocked off. There were a ton of police officers thoroughly patting everyone down and making people throw out all of their bottles. Catch here was, they wouldn’t let my mom and I keep our S’well bottles! We decided to turn back and go another way.
Oh my goodness that was so stressful! There were so many people chanting and screaming on the streets and it put me in such a bad mood!
We finally made it to Rue Cler and by that time, I was in a much better mood. We saw some amazing flowers and ate some yummy cookies. Afterwards, we headed back to the apartment. It was a tiring day! I’m glad that we saw some sunshine, though!