Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ok, Great Aunt Erma, Wrap It Up Already

This is the final Paris post. I know how disappointed you must be to hear that because your eyes appear to be glazed over; that's a sure sign of disappointment, right? I mean, it couldn't be that you have been bored into a coma or anything. Right?

Well, either way, I am going to make it really easy on you by not putting a whole lot of words on the page; I'm just going to post a few of my favorite miscellaneous pictures and call it good. If you've hung in this long, you deserve it.

First up, the view from our hotel.

We stayed at the Hotel Elysees Regencia and I cannot say good enough things about both the hotel and the staff. We had two adjoining rooms, and they were lovely, large, and very comfortable. Mom and Midge shared a room while Barbie and I bunked together, which, worked out beautifully since Mom and Midge prefer a cooler room while Barbie and I prefer heat.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, the hotel was located within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. It was also situated near an adorable little bagel shop, where we grabbed breakfast on a couple of occasions.

I felt the need to take a picture of the staircase leading to the restrooms in the bagel shop because it was a classic example of all the bathrooms that we visited during our stay: located down a steep spiral staircase in a basement. How the handicapped and elderly manage to take a pee in a restaurant in Paris remains a mystery to me.

In addition to being in a great location, the hotel provided a number of awesome services, including calling taxi service for us at the drop of a hat, a continental breakfast, and, nightly turn-down service, complete with a chocolate on the pillow. The staff also arranged for us all to have massages one night and made our dinner reservation at Les Ombres, a restaurant overlooking the Eiffel Tower, on our last night in the city; two things that we appreciated very much.

After our massages, relaxed and happy

In short, Barbie did a great job when she researched hotels prior to our trip.

And, now, here are some random pictures that I took..

...and, I will wrap up the Paris saga with a picture that Barbie took; it perfectly encapsulates my experience in the city and I absolutely love it...

That's your Great Aunt Erma right there, kids; thanks for sticking around for the slideshow.

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