Sunday, April 6, 2008

Paris, France: April 5-8th

Saturday, April 5th:


  • Arrived at Philly Int'l. for our direct flight to Charles De Galle airport. My boss, a project manager and myself all packed up and ready to go.
  • Flight over was uneventful. Arrived at 7:30 AM Paris time.

Sunday, April 6th:

  • Checked into our hotel, http://www.mercure.com/mercure/fichehotel/gb/mer/1546/fiche_hotel.shtml
  • Took a little nap, got up and met at 12:00 to go explore.
  • Cabbed it to the Eiffel Tower. We walked up to the 2nd observation deck, 700 stairs up, 700 stairs down. Awesome workout and my thighs were burning. Plus lots of awesome pictures along the way.
  • Stopped at a crepe stand...sooo yummy :)
  • Walked along the Seine river. Awesome views and cool pictures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seine
  • We walked all the way to the Lourve. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre That was pretty amazing...saw lots of great art and the Mona Lisa.
  • Came back to our hotel around 5. Relaxed and read my book and did some crosswords.
  • Met the team for dinner at 6:30 in our hotel. Yummy dinner (and within the points), good bottle of red wine and a yummy Nutella dessert.
  • I think we walked about 6 miles today and did 1400 stairs, so workout will not commence today!

Monday, April 7th:

  • Got up at 7 AM and got ready for our meeting.
  • Met up with my team for breakfast in the hotel...not too bad.
  • Took a taxi to our clients and met with them until 4:30.
  • Came back to the hotel to de-brief...lasted until 7:00.
  • Went to the hotel bar for a drink before heading into town.
  • Got ready and took the subway, well their subway, into town for dinner.
  • Went to a yummy restaurant called Chez Flottes: http://www.flottes.fr/anglais.html
  • After that we went to walk to the train station. On our walk we rounded the corner and the Eiffel Tower was light up and sparkling. It was definitely a take my breath away moment.
  • Headed back to the hotel and crashed.

Tuesday, April 8th.

  • Travel day.
  • Got up and went to the airport and got on the plane.
  • Long plane ride but made it home ok!

Pictures located: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AZtG7dw5cM2JB&notag=1

4 comments:

Silka said...

Can't wait to see pictures !

Mmmmm dessert.

t-minus 11 days .....

Sarah said...

I've been thinking about you! Hope you're enjoying your time in Paris!

Katie said...

Sounds fabulous, Kelli! The pictures are great... Nutella and crepes ... mmm, delicious!
I can't believe you climbed 700 stairs... I definitely opted for the elevator when I went. LOL.

Sarah said...

Amazing pictures Kelli. I just wish you were there for pleasure rather than work.