The weather was a big issue while in Paris. We knew the forecast was calling for snow, so we were seeing what we could that required being outside and saving the indoor stuff for the snow days. The second full day in Paris saw us at the Eiffel Tower and Versailles - making for a really full day.
Since my cousins live just a block or two from the Eiffel Tower, we started there. This is how the bottom looked and here was our view from the top. It was much colder at the top. In fact, after leaving the Eifflel Tower, we stopped by the apartment to dress warmer. Then we had a bit of lunch at a sidewalk cafe. French fries!
Next we caught the Metro to Versailles without incident. Versailles was awesome - so ornate and over the top. Who could not be impressed! We got separated from Barbara here, which caused me a bit of distress. It is not that I didn't think we would find each other, but it was the worry about what would the other person be doing or thinking. Barbara was great. Jesse and I did take a few silly pics. Here is the Hall of Mirrors. The gardens would have been lots of fun to see, but being winter, it was not so fun. Statues were still covered and there were no flowers yet. We were a bit bushed anyways, and so we just did a little walking outside before finding our way back to the Metro (actually the RER).