We landed in Paris this morning at around 11 Paris time after flying from Atlanta all night. I have never seen such exquisite architecture, beautifully dressed people, and so many smokers and couples all in one place in one day. We got to our hotel in the Louvre district around 1, but of course we were starving from the long night, so we immediately went in search of a delicious French lunch. We found ourselves sitting outside (in the lovely 70 degree weather btw) in a typically charming parisian open air cafe. After our delicious lunch, we wandered over to the river and explored the islands a little. We saw La Conciergerie and St. Chapelle from the street, but decided we would come back to view inside when the lines didn't seem over an hour long. Next we came across Cathedrale Notre Dame (the highlight of my day). After spending a while viewing what we could of Notre Dame, we decided again that we would come back to go to the top when the line wasn't around the corner. All this walking combined with a rush of jet lag led to an ice cream stop. Why do I feel like this will quickly become a trend on this trip? Next, around late afternoon, we took a beautiful riverboat ride through the Seine. SPC kids reading this know I love myself a boat tour. The tour essentially took us through all sites visible from the river from Notre Dam to the Eiffel Tower...which yes is pretty spectacular. The boat was rocking us to sleep, so we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and head back out for dinner. Our dinner choice was similar to lunch, except for it's famous desert menu. Creme brulee and chocolate fondue cake anyone? We're off to Versailles tomorrow!