Saturday, July 21, 2018

Day trip to Versailles!! ✌🏼

We spent the morning lazying around eating beignets and baguettes in bed (not actually in bed, but it felt like we should’ve been!) πŸ˜†

Around lunchtime, we sauntered out to a yummy sandwich place (Cosi) around the corner from our place - and then to catch our ride out of town!

Originally, I thought we were set up pretty nicely, being just a few minutes away from the Saint-Michel Notre Dame station, where we could catch a direct train out to Versailles, no hassle. Alas, I discovered yet another train station closure due to renovations, which meant a bit of last minute logistical juggling to figure out how to get to another station to take us out of town! πŸ˜¬

Luckily, we made it all in one piece (yay!), however when we arrived, the line to ENTER THE PALACE was literally 1.5-2 hours long, snaking through the entire plaza out front (boo!). πŸ˜± Soooo, we hit up the gardens first and walked our butts off! Part of the reason the Palace was so packed, I’m sure, was because today was a special “musical water show” day amongst all the fountains (I’ve added a video of one of the shows as a comment). Though the crowds were a little nutty, I have to admit that strolling the gardens while listening to lovely music was a fine way to spend the afternoon. πŸŽΆ

After a couple of hours, we headed back to the Palace where there was a MUCH smaller line (yay!), yet we were still somehow squished between a few pushy tour groups, which made touring the rooms a little claustrophobic and annoying (boo!). πŸ˜© Sadly, that sort of squashed the mood for the boys and they started feeling like they’d “seen one palace, they’d seen them all”, I think.... All that said, they still had a great time overall and were glad we visited. πŸ˜

Logan wanted to try a pizza in France, so we found a yummy little pizzeria to eat at for dinner, before catching our train back into the city. Of course, once we got back to our ‘hood, Callum insisted we grab dessert - and who were we, to deny our boys another sampling of fresh French crepes? πŸ™ƒ

This pic only barely captures how ridiculously long the entrance line was! 

Snacking on their leftover sandwiches in the shade (it was damn hot). 

Check out the crowds! And this was "light".... after all the major crowds had gone in!🀷🏻‍♀️

In 7th heaven! 

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