25 January ’06, Wednesday. Cooolllllddddd !!!! Paris in the winter can be, and is, COLD. I really don’t know just how low it got last night, but the report said it was -10 C. Fortunately we are somewhat ready for this, with layering of clothing, and extra blankets and leaving the heater on all night, we stay pretty comfortable. It’s just the same ole thing, it’s when you have to go out in the morning and head for the shower or just go potty is when it really hit’s you. I start thinking about how “Bumble Bee” is taking all of this…you know, the hidden stuff that doesn’t show up until later…like when you are half way in between no-where. Today was “Eiffel Tower Day”.
One last chance on this trip to go to the tower and one last chance to go up into it. Unfortunately, the top of the tower was closed for “construction”, so as far as we could go was to the second platform. It definitely wasn’t the top, but it was a ways up there.The views over Paris were spectacular,
but very cool. The pollution was very evident, as the winds have been fortunately slight. Paris is a “Special” city, and we both feel the same way about being here. It is big, it is noisy, it is French, but it is Paris… We caught the bus to the metro and the metro to the Eiffel Tower. The transportation systems here in Paris, work, and are pretty reasonable as well. On top of that, just about everything is reachable by a little walking, which is what we did after our visit to the tower. We wanted to take in a movie this afternoon, so we walked to the theatre. This movie theatre was located just a block from the Arc de Triumph. On our last visit here, we saw Aviator when it first came out, and this time we saw “Madame Henderson Presents” with Dame Judith Dench. Because of a few scenes, and a couple of words that were used, it probably won’t be for the kids, but being “senior citizens”, we really enjoyed it. Oh yes, prior to reaching the theatre, we walked past a shoe store…”They Are On SALE”…Yes we went in and Yes, I bought a pair of shoes…in Paris, I bought a pair of shoes, who’d have thunk it??? Back with “Bumble Bee”, we sit with the heat on and looking forward to one more day in the big city. The campground posted a sign that the electricity will be off from 8am until noon tomorrow, so we have a new challenge to look forward to in this coming COOOOLLLLDDD morning. Tomorrow…”Musée national d’ Orsey”, and “The Grand Palais”