Saturday September 22nd
We woke up and the lights still weren't working. We were afraid we would be kicked out but when we told the front desk, they simply flipped the breaker and we were back on. Needless to say, I didn't fix my hair the rest of our time in Paris!
We started the day with free breakfast at our hostile. They serve chocolate croissants and baguettes with jelly along with one cup of coffee. The coffee there was really strong so it took some getting used to.
We took the metro to the Eiffel Tower and found a bench to do our daily readings. It was a beautiful, cool sunny day and there were people out everywhere.
We had our bike tours that day so we met our first group at the Sud (South) corner of the Tower. It was very comfortable because the majority of the tour group spoke English. Our tour guides were from tu but we didn't hold it against them:) We walked to the shop and picked out our bikes. The tour took us to the Eiffel tower, the Peace Monument, Echo de Militaire, Dome Church (where Napolean is buried), the Tuleries Gardens, Arc de Carousel, the Louver Musee, and back to the Eiffel Tower for pictures. We stopped to have lunch at an outdoor café in the gardens where we ate with our tour guide and another member of the group who was traveling by himself. He works for Delta and flies free to so many places so he was really interesting to talk to! I had the quish and Joe had a hot dog.