John and I took a two-week long vacation to Paris this year. It was the first international trip I've ever taken, not to mention the first two-week vacation I've ever taken.
Here's our photo-journal (all photos by M.E.Ladd and John McCray):
March 29 2008 - Home base: Saturday in Paris
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The first thing we did was go to our hotel, Les Grandes Ecoles in the Latin Quarter, directly east of The Pantheon.
This view is standing from the end of the courtyard looking down to the street. You can see the big green doors in the distance. We loved this hotel. We have very pleasant breakfasts in the breakfast room - amazing croissants and bread. We were also sheltered from city noise since we were so far from the street.
The door to our room and the door to our bathroom, which in this room was so tiny our knees knocked the wall when we sat on the toilet.
John and Mary in the room.
The backside of The Pantheon.
We loved this statue of a boy holding Victor Hugo's face. "Look! I got your face!"
We ate dinner at an art deco themed restaurant in the French Quarter called Bouillon Racine on rue Racine that was once an old soup kitchen and then walked home past The Pantheon at night.