1st Day Back In Paris: The Champs Elysees


After a groggy first day doing my best not to fall asleep at my grandparents’ in Versailles after the airport yesterday, I’m now out and about! First stop: Les Champs Elysees.

First, one last glance at the Golden Gate Bridge from the airplane.

First, one last glance at the Golden Gate Bridge from the airplane

Each year, there is a Christmas market at the Champs Elysees.

Each year, there is a Christmas market at the Champs Elysees.

Christmas market at the Champs Elysees

Christmas market at the Champs Elysees

Christmas market at the Champs Elysees

Christmas market at the Champs Elysees

Christmas market at the Champs Elysees

There's a great, big ice skating rink smack dab in the center of the Christmas Market!

There’s a great, big ice skating rink smack dab in the center of the Christmas Market!

Nice, big skating rink at the Champs Elysees

Paris' Grande Roue

Paris’ Grande Roue

Christmas market at the Champs Elysees

Yum! A court just for yummy Christmas specialties?

Crazy slide! Not so scenic, but just hilarious.

Crazy slide! Not so scenic, but just hilarious.

I'm pretty sure that's a real boar...

I’m pretty sure that’s a real boar…

I had a music box just like this one growing up!

I had a music box just like this one growing up!

We were supposed to see the Hokusai exhibit at the Grand Palais, but the line was so long  we strolled by the Seine and through the Jardins des Tuileries instead. Moro photos coming tomorrow!

We were supposed to see the Hokusai exhibit at the Grand Palais, but the line was so long we strolled by the Seine and through the Jardins des Tuileries instead. Moro photos coming tomorrow!

Lastly, my stand-in model and cuddle buddy while Phelps sand Turkey stay home in California.

Lastly, my stand-in model and cuddle buddy while Phelps sand Turkey stay home in California.

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