Sunday, September 14, 2008

Climbing up 408 steps is really hard (187)

It was hard to get a shot directly in front of here. The Pope said Mass here on Friday and all of the scaffolding for the grandstands was still set up. You get the idea of how tall the place is.

The view from the top.


We purchased museum passes when we bought the train tickets (that we didn't use) so that we could get into many museums and other attractions while in Paris. We went to Notre Dame yesterday. It was an amazing place to see. You can walk around inside for free, but to go up to the top, you have to pay and that is when the museum pass came in handy. To get to the almost top you have to climb up 408 (Ryan counted) steps on a winding, narrow, steep, stone staircase. Very hard. Thankfully, Ryan brought along his portable difibralator. I made it to the "top". We walked around the veranda (I don't know if that's what it's called for sure) and checked out the panoramic view of the city. Then, you can go up even higher. Hooray! More stairs. You are able to go into the south bell tower and you can climb up about 20-30 more stairs after that. It was all worth it. Plus, I got in my cardio for the next month.


*I'll backtrack when I get home and cover the London phase. We had no internet connection while there. So, for now, you will have to be content with Paris.

8 comments:

Jillene said...

I would have had a heart attack! But--I would have done it anyway!

It sounds like you are having a good time. I can't wait to see all of the pictures!

The kids were here yesterday for the party and Tyler said that he is missing you guys. Cameron still says that he doesn't but I think it is all a tough guy act!

Brittany said...

Aaaa!!! That is GORGEOUS! Yes, please post more photos!

Julie said...

Go up to the top of the Arc d'Triumph. The view of the Etoile or whatever it is is so cool! The big roundabout thing. I love that view. (I'm on the phone with my 6-year-old niece right now, so I can't concentrate on what I'm writing.)

Bobie said...

Can't wait to see those pics, I hear the view is amazing!!

TJ said...

I'm content with Paris, I'm glad you're having a good trip.

Kristen said...

Oh is sounds like you guys are having such an amazing time! I am so excited to see all of your pictures.

Holly said...

What a great time. Can't wait for you to share more.

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