Our last full day in Paris was a full day of walking and sight-seeing. It was fairly cold and windy, but we did not let that stop us. We rode the Metro to the Arc de Triomphe. Jesse and I climbed up to the top - dang, it was a hike up steep spiral steps! With people ahead of us and behind us, there was no turning back - not that I would have. Jesse said that it was not very crowded - not like she had seen before - probably due to the cold and wind. Anyway, once were atop, we took several photos of ourselves. My short arms never take great self-portraits, so we will go with Jesse's photos. Some of which she used her app on (if she could just trim my neck and make me look so good...)The week we were in Paris, Cousin Jim told us that his military guys (whatever they would be called) participated in a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe's continuous flame - similar to our Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (I have a picture of the flame, but it is on the other puter). I thought that was interesting.
After taking more pictures at the bottom of the Arc, we started down the Champs-Elys'ees, which was a grand place for walking and shopping with designer stores and fancy car dealers. This was taken at the Toyota store celebrating 75 years of Toyotas. We walked and walked past some interesting little parks, past the US Embassy, past the Place de la Concorde to a restaurant called Angelina's. We had a nice lunch and shared a cup of hot chocolate - thick, rich chocolate. Then we moved on past the Louvre. When we visited the museum earlier in the week, we had come into it through the Metro and I did not see the building. This time, we paused outside to see the building and take a few pics. Then we crossed the Seine to the Conciergerie We eventually started for home and headed to the Metro. The nearest stop put us back near the flower mart mentioned a few days ago. It is a fun place, but we did not buy anything - just took photos.Then knowing the corner cafe was a fun place, we headed there for some coffee to warm us up. Here is another silly photo.