Day 2 - Easing in
Christina and I tried to ease over our jetlag by going to bed at 9:00 last night and sleeping until around 8:30 this morning. It seemed to work.
r&g were up at 6:45/7:00... By the time we were up, they had showered, gone out to purchase a baguette for breakfast and read the paper. I'm not sure that this will change as the week goes on.
So since we're saving our big museum outings for tomorrow through Wed., we thought we would do a little sight seeing and take in the "flea market". We started by going to the "flea market" and wondering around in a maze of small alleys parusing through shop after shop of french antiques, furniture and artwork. We wanted to buy many things, but the complexities of justifying the cost of something we weren't sure of its value and getting the items home prevented us from making a purchase. We instead settled for a café ole and cappacino at a small café.
Next, we wen tover to Pére Bruchane cemetary. One of the largest cemetaries in the world, I'm told. Those buried here include Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Jim Morrison and countless others whom I'm sure I would have heard of if I had read more in college. Regardless, the monuments were stacked beside each other like moving boxes and many were sculpted in extravagent ways sure to rival some works of art in museums. We were all humbled by the special section dedicated to the Holocoust and its victims.
After the long walk through the cemetary, we found a café with outdoor seating. Christina ordered the "special couscous" and was overwhelmed by the size of the portion. 3 types of meat searved with couscous and a vegetable broth. richard and I had chicken an freedom fries while garnett had the house salad.
Then we made our way back to the aprtment, stopping along the way at various shops on our street (rue Lepic) to take in the culture.. err I mean to buy a pastery.
This leads us to nap time.... which everyone is partaking in beside myself since I'm scared of retreating back into a tired state.