even though it didn’t quite make sense with our itinerary,
we decided last minute to head down to paris in time for
bastille day! (it’s like their 4th of july, and i’ve been there
for it before so i couldn’t resist the chance to do it with chase!)
although “hopping down to paris” sounds glamorous, we in fact
took an overnight bus from amsterdam which saved money and
made it so we arrived to paris the morning of the holiday! we took
iDBUS and it was all smooth, except for the not sleeping part ;)
we hit the streets to start celebrating the french in style!
la fête nationale commemorates the famous “storming of the bastille,”
which was a prison holding many prominent revolutionists. little known
fact: the bastille was actually stormed because ammunition was stored
there, but the release of the prisoners made it an iconic mark of the french
revolution. since we missed our 4th of july in the USA this year, we
embraced the french celebration and had a great day in the city!
paris was burning hot, so we decided to put on swimsuits,
hop on city bikes, and head down to nap in a favorite park.
^^ first glimpse of the eiffel! it always makes me giddy.
gotta get that time lapse! :)
two more pictures here on the way back from our nap because
a) it’s the eiffel and b) this is my ALL-TIME favorite bridge in paris.
^^ back to get some french sweets, then freshen up and do my hair,
(AKA take my hair out of a bun and pretend i meant to do these waves :)
^^ the look of a HAPPY girl to be back in paris!
so much patriotism in the air!
along with the patriotism, there was some craziness in the streets..
it got a little scary with a mini riot and chase following them
until he realized it really was crazy! (more in his vlog)
we met with our friends & chase’s manager at google lili and her cute
family who were also in paris for the week! so fun to be with them.
after dinner chase and i headed down to the seine
for the late-night firework show. we were a bit further
away this time, but it was still magical to watch fireworks burst
out of the eiffel tower for 40 minutes (yes, 40 straight minutes!)
ROMANCE at it’s finest, watching fireworks out of the eiffel at midnight in paris ^^
we said goodnight and wandered back to bed (with a few crepes thrown in there..)
and got ready to enjoy paris for the rest of the week! coming soon!