And so begins our destination wedding trip to Europe!
Dave and I started in Austin, flew to London and caught the Eurostar train to Paris. It was a great choice of journey (how cool is the idea of a train UNDER THE OCEAN?!), except that we were super, mega, uber jetlagged and couldn’t keep our eyes open for most of the train ride. Before we knew it – WE WERE IN PARIS.
*YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*. I’d been to Paris before, but only on a tour, so this time I was really excited to approach our trip with some fun activities in mind. I had four visions for the trip; the first was staying somewhere iconically Parisian and cool (we totally did that. We found an airbnb rental right in the heart of the 6th arrondissement, a stones throw from a street full of restaurants). The second was attaching a lock to the Pont de l’Archevêché (bridge), because, hell, it was our destination wedding trip and we were getting married, so I figure we were entitled to do something love-ish. The third was to see the Eiffel tower from a good vantage point, preferably a rooftop bar where we can sit and enjoy. Surprisingly, this worked out really well, even if the beer cost a fortune. And the fourth was to do a Seine River cruise at sunset, so that we could see the Eiffel tower sparkly lights turn on at night time. This worked out too, except that we were kind of floating down the river away from the tower when they turned on.. but I guess you can’t win ’em all (and it was a perfect time of day to be cruising the Seine anyway).
So, we did it all; the accommodation, the love-lock on Pont de l’Archevêché, awesome view of the Eiffel tower from a rooftop bar and a romantic sunset cruise along the Seine. That, plus we hung out with our close friends Steve, Anna and Kim from Australia and spent the three days eating macaroons, shopping and sightseeing.
They were truly great days.