Thanks to the lovely volcano, our Paris trip was cut from 3 days to 5 hours. But we were thankful that we even got that much. We were able to catch the rest of the vacation we had planned in Brussels and Amsterdam. And we were very fortunate to have so much sun!
So what do you do in Paris for 5 hours? Well, we got to go to Benoit and have a nice French meal. But we both decided that it was a lot of rich food for lunchtime. Afterwards, Richard had to run to make a meeting, so I spent a lovely sun-filled hour at the Jardin des Tuileries. It was fantastic. I just sat in one of their famous green chairs and soaked up the sun and the atmosphere.
Once Richard was done, we headed to the Louvre for a quick look at the Mona Lisa and some of the other masterpieces in the collection. We barely had time to run through the highlights when it was time to catch our train.
After waking up at 3 am, it was nice that I was able to take a nap on the short 90 minute train to Brussels. Hopefully, we'll be back in Paris soon. And next time it will be for at least 24 hours!