Saturday, July 18, 2015

Day 5: Conquering the Eiffel Tower

I experienced so many new things yesterday it's hard to know where to start. My day got off to a late start because I was found guilty of sleeping in, how could someone sleep in while in Paris right? Well trust me it was absolutely necessary to get a few extra hours of rest before the day I had. I started the day by wondering the streets near the hostel looking for food and boutiques. Both were found to be successes, I even found a record store! My absolute favorite surprise so far, I definitely did not expect to find 70's rock vinyls here in Paris, so of course I made a few purchases. After we had finished our shopping it was time to meet up with Dr. V and go to a fashion show. The show was on the top floor of the mall, which is also the most lavish mall I have ever been to, and I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime. After the fashion show we ventured to the top for a bird's eye view of the city. At 6PM the TnCIS group all meet up by the river for our boat cruise experience. Which was great, I can remember being at Notre-Damme earlier in the week and seeing the ferries in the river and thinking, "How cool is that, I wonder if that is what we will be doing", and sure enough there we were. Once the cruise was over the group headed across the bridge to the Eiffel Tower. TnCIS covered the first half of the ticket, and we all went to the middle level of the tower, which for most was high enough. Me being the adrenaline junkie that I am, it was no enough at all. I purchased the second ticket and rode my way all the way to the top. I can't believe I can finally say I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower, what an experience. Once we finally left the tower it seemed as though the marketing class were the only students left in the area. So go Dr. V’s class! By this time we are all absolutely starving so we decide to jump on the metro and get off just a stop before our hostel’s stop and walk around in search of somewhere to stop and eat. We probably ended up sitting there just talking, laughing, and sharing experiences for close to two hours before we realize just how tired we all were. Finally stumbling in the door just after midnight it felt as if I needed to crawl on all fours just to make it up the stairs, and into my bed, for tomorrow is another big day!