I saw and did so much today, that I think a bunch of pictures would be much better than me trying to explain every detail of what I saw and did.
And now the Louvre, because it's something you absolutely have to see if you're ever in Paris.
After a long day navigating Paris and seeing some pretty iconic things, our study abroad group went to dinner at this restaurant that was actually very good... except for the part when the steak I was supposed eat was so rare that it actually had coagulating blood still in it. That still sort of makes me want to vomit. We then all headed down as an obnoxiously loud and stereotypically American tourist group to the Seine River where we took this completely wonderful boat cruise along the river. The day cleared up and the sunset was absolutely beautiful, as was the rest of what I saw.
This is the Eiffel Tower sparkling as it does every night. It's kind of amazing.
After thinking long and hard about what I want to get here in Paris, I decided that getting The Hobbit in French and possibly something else that is unique is something that I would be interested in. I'll let y'all know if my mission is successful tomorrow. I'm also eating my first macaroon and French hot dog ever! They say that one of the best ways to experience Paris, is to eat all day and walk to city at night. I'm about to do the former tomorrow. I'm also coming to find that I just might be a little bit lactose intolerant as well as have a little bit of an issue with glucose, but I love both of those this too much to give them up. So basically I'm going to power through the stomach aches and sick spells so that I can do some "French" this tomorrow. It'll be another grand adventure.