Can you believe we’re in Paris?!?!?! Man… I think that with every trip I take, I feel more and more touristy than the last… I’m a disgrace lol, but can you blame a girl? Funny thing is, when you start putting God first, it’s almost like He gives you everything you’ve ever wanted!
The flight was a piece of cake! Everything went perfectly, praise God for that. Before we left, my whole family got together (a nice 50 people) and we had such a beautiful family moment! I only share this because these things rarely ever happen with EVERY single person in my family being present. There are so many of us, it’s like impossible to get us all together; 10 kids, and 7 of them are married with their own kids, totaling 24 nieces and nephews! As I was saying, my whole family gathered for the sole purpose of having a prayer for this trip! Most touching family moment ever!! So many tears were shed!!!!
And the journey begins! After a few complications at the Parisian airport, we finally got out of there! My first thoughts were simple, “Oh my good Lord, I wanna learn French!!!!” Such a beautiful language! 😍 And then we’re off to explore ALŁ of Paris within the next few hours! Here is most of the group I’ll be venturing with for the next half year!!!
It literally wouldn’t fit in a photo from this close; I had to walk about half a mile away to get a good shot! But the detail on it was incredible. The plan was to come back by sundown so we could go to the top, but over the next few hours and ten miles of walking, we couldn’t handle it–we were so worn out.
Eiffel Tower, check! Up next, macarons!! Well food first, and then macarons; can’t go to France, and NOT have macarons. Passed tons of cute little spots like this before we found a cafe that actually served those scrumptious little bites of heaven!
First we went to “Ma Mia Cafe” where I got their famous chicken’ cheese, tomato panini! Delicious!!!! It came with “American sauce” 😂 Later I found out it was mayonnaise! No ranch. The French don’t believe in ranch. They don’t even know what it is!
And finally, I got my box of macarons!! I even went back for a second box! These macarons are all the hype! Better than the ones we have in Sacramento by like a landslide! The cafe was called “Salon de thé”… No idea what it means.
And for all you people who have been saying it wrong your whole lives, they’re called macarONS, not macaroons! Macaroons are a coconut cookie! Two totally different things! I even have a video of the pastry chef pronouncing it!
Next stop, l’Arc de Triomphe, also way bigger than I expected it to be! Here it is behind this cute little vintage crepe stand. 😁
Let me tell you! It took thirty minutes of walking around this whole thing to figure out how to actually get to the arc without getting run over! Apparently there’s an underground tunnel to get to the actual arc. There’s no crosswalk!
At this point, Marina and I had walked a good 7 miles. Our next stop was the Museum de Louvre, which according to our bike rider Nicholas, was another half hour to hour of walking. So naturally, we both paid for the ride lol.
Right next to the museum was the Pont des Arts Love Locks bridge.. And I HAD pictures until I accidentally deleted them all 😭 they were so cute, I’ve never hated myself more! But it’s ok, because I still have photos of us door hunting!! This is my favorite building in Paris lol. #symmetry
I had fun spotting them lol. I also had more doors but they were deleted with the others…
Marina and I were finished after the door hunting. Ten miles later and ten miles away from the Eiffel Tower, we couldn’t walk anymore! We called a taxi and drove back to the hotel. Straight up fell asleep in that car!!
We were able to get all of that done in about 8 hours. Eiffel Tower, 2 cafes, Arc de Triomphe, Musée de Louvre, Love Lock Bridge, and door hunting lol. We could’ve went to the Notre Dame and back to the Eiffel Tower for the night light show… But the 3 hours of sleep in an airplane probably kicked in. It’s all good, ’till next time☺️ Got back to the hotel and passed out ’till morning. And now we’re off to Estonia! Cheers to a new beginning from me and Mark! Stay posted for our arrival in Estonia
I’d also like to say that God has just been so good to me! I would have never imagined myself here 5 years ago. I’d never believe that I’d be on my way to minister in Estonia! And I’m just amazed by everything that I’ve been seeing, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming! God bless you guys!