The marvelous adventures of Kaitlyn & Taylor, who call home for the past 1909 days.

Paris, France

July - August 2012

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Day 1: Made friends with the pizza girl who works next door to our apartment, watched Kaitlyn buy her first baguette speaking French, laid in the grass next to the Eiffel Tower, and convinced the crepe man to reopen to make us nutella et banane crepes.

— Taylor

Day 4: Laughed at a baby in a backpack, took communion in Notre Dame, scarfed 3€ paninis on the street, made out in a secret garden, strolled empty blocks in the 6th Arrondissement, popped Champagne on the grass of the Champ de Mars, watched fireworks over the Eiffel Tower, Heinis on the street, sweatin' to the DJ & the best lap dance ever. Happy Bastille Day!

— Taylor

Day 7: The wifi password at Au Pere Tranquille is 'bistrot' and their €5 cokes are worth it to watch the bobos pour out of Forum des Halles. Rouge wine says its time for bed so we can rise early for the Mardi morning marches.

— Taylor

Marche de Charonne day! We scored 6 avocados, 5 tomatoes, 3 jalapeño like peppers, 6 kiwi, 10 mushrooms, 200g freshly roasted and ground coffee, 6 pomelos, 2 peaches, 8 carrots, 1 rotisserie chicken, 12 potatoes, 5 pitas, 42 cherry tomatoes, 1 tub of hummus & 1 baguette for only 40€.

We snuck into Napoleons tomb, which was absolutely stunning. One of the most beautiful things we've seen in Paris. Then we ran around the jardins like children.

Day 11: Breakfast picnic in Parc des Buttes Chaumont with yogurt, strawberries, and bread from this morning's market, lil kids with sticks, topless goth girls by the playground, learning the right grass and wrong grass to sit upon, following the sound of a waterfall, eating an entire mango (peel and all), and leading Kaitlyn blindfolded to the grande sphere of Cite des Sciences.

— Taylor

At sunrise, we headed to the Champs-Élysées, 8 hours early, to stake a prime spot for the final laps of the Tour de France. We passed the time with chocolate croissants and a bottle of wine. Although the race itself was over in a flash, spending the day with all the French fans was something wonderful.

For more beautiful photos, check out Kaitlyn's Paris Gallery.


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