It had been nice and sunny all week, and we got partially unlucky with last weekend. Sunday’s weather started out cooler than Saturday. The sun was hiding and clouds hung low conspiring for some rain. We decided to visit the Eiffel Tower, and rain or shine, we were going this time. We walked along the Seine to scope out various monuments and sights along the way. It did rain the entire time we were on our walk. It took us almost an hour and a half to walk from the Marais to the tower, and we endured the annoying rain drops. It reminded us of the typical Seattle drizzle.
The first time we saw the Eiffel Tower was in 2009. It felt surreal seeing it for the first time. We weren’t excited about it seeing it again but felt we needed to see once more before we left. Seeing it again did not have the same effect, and the weather sure didn’t help. We plan on going up again but at nighttime, hoping we’ll see another angle of the City of Light for what it is before we depart.
We had walked a lot that day, including Saturday. By the end of it, we took the metro to Saint Michel area and decided on that Guinness. We tried Corcoran’s Irish Pub for the first time in the 6th. It was a good joint, and we relaxed watching the pre-tour test of Tour de France. It was a nice end to our weekend.