A Slow Morning & Jardins du Luxembourg {Paris Day 2}

After a 4:30 a.m. wake up call from Miss G {and a couple of hours of quiet time thereafter}, we brushed our teeth, threw on some clothes, and headed to the little bakery on the corner for some fresh bread treats.  While Gracen chose a baguette aux noix, Brad and I opted for a regular baguette (so good!) and we headed down the street to our local park. The blossoms were prettier than ever and we had the place to ourselves, which was a perfect way to start the day.

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Since the park is our only source of internet here in Paris (it has free wi-fi during daytime hours), Brad and I switched off and each got a little chunk of time online to quickly catch up on reading emails and Googling places around the city.  During Brad’s time, Miss G and I went on a little adventure in search of a cup of coffee {for me obviously} and found another playground on the way.  Needless to say, we were both happy.

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Later in the afternoon, after some lunch and a long nap for Grae, we headed out to Jardins du Luxembourg, a giant park very close to our flat that came highly recommended by my friend Sam from Thrive 360 Living.  The architecture along the way was gorgeous and the park was every bit as wonderful as we’d heard it was.

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Inside, we oohed and ahhed over pretty flowers, watched the boats sail around the fountain, and enjoyed a bunch of the fun things available to small children.

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Highlights included these super high chair-style swings…

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A giant pay-to-play playground…

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A ride on an old-school carousel…

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And a walk around the park on a pony.

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On the way home we ran into this guy, which Grae was quite intrigued by (ha!)

 

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And all kinds of beautiful buildings I couldn’t stop photographing.

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On tomorrow’s agenda?  The Eiffel Tower!

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