So, nothing really went as planned today. We were supposed to do 2 walking tours. I really enjoy walking tours because I like to hear the little stories and details behind what I’m looking at. Well, we woke up this morning and it was raining. Plus, we are still a bit jet laggy and moving slowly in the morning. It was easier to just skip it. The weather was supposed to clear up so we figured that we could just hit up the second one in the afternoon. It also gave Justin more time to pick up the rental car since we leave for Champagne tomorrow.
I hung out at the hotel while he got the car. Luckily, I was there because the rental place needed to see the credit card that was used to book the reservation. Now, Justin has alot of credit cards. He doesn’t carry them all with him at once. Luckily, modern technology let me get into the safe and into his “backup wallet (?)” that contained the correct card. Apparently, they also tried to give him a manual rather than automatic car, and he had to pull up the reservation and show them that he indeed booked an automatic car. If you have rented a car in Europe, you know what I’m talking about. These things just don’t go smoothly.
While I was hanging out in the room, I worked out (yes, I’m one of those people) and took a shower.
Well, I mentioned in an earlier post that I forgot about the voltage issue when in comes to electrical devices ie my blow dryer brush. But, I had a plan in place. I was going to use the hotel blow dryer and my dryer brush as a round brush. What I didn’t prepare for was the blow dryer overhearing after 5 minutes of use and then needed 5 minutes to cool down before working again. We were on a time crunch to make our second tour. After alot of drama and a call to the front desk, I got my hair reasonably dry and blown out before we flew out the door for a brisk walk to our tour
What we didn’t plan for was the (what I believe was) protest blocking many streets that we needed to go down. Long story short, we missed the tour. My mood was….. sour.
The tour was of the Montmarte area of Paris. I was really interested in hearing the story of the neighborhood, but maybe next time. We did get to walk up to the Sacre Coeur Church and saw a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
After that we had an unbelievable meal at Kei. This was a 7 course tasting. The chef is Japanese so, it has many Asian influences while still being primarily French based.
It was such an amazing meal!
Tomorrow, we get up and moving early to get to Champagne. It’s about a 2 hour drive, and we have a tasting at 11am.
A few things I’ve noticed:
The people in Paris wear long sleeves, long pants, boots etc. They are very covered up. It’s not that cold out here. I’m used to the people in New Orleans wearing flip flops in the winter. I haven’t seen an open toe shoe yet.
Our toilet hasn’t worked since we got here. It’s a situation is rather not elaborate on.
Justin does not know how to take a flattering selfie of the 2 of us. If he tells me “that’s just what you look like” one more time…..
I still haven’t seen Cardi B
Anyway, off to Champagne tomorrow!