Monday, August 17, 2009

On the banks of the Seine

Today we decided to figure out the bus system here in Paris. We took the #69 from Saint Paul which drove us down Rue de Rivoli, then across in front of the Louvre, along the left bank in front of the Musee D'Orsay, and then down to the Champ de Mars. At the CDM the driver turned off the engine and turned to us (sightseers on a RATP public bus) and said that it was the end of the line and we had to get off. Ah. okay. So we disembarked, walked across the street to the #69 stop going in the opposit direction and in 10 minutes time he started his engine and drove round to pick us up. We rode until the Musee D'Orsay stop so we could spend the afternoon checking out the impressionist work housed there. Unfortunately, after walking quite a ways and seeing much closer #69 stops to the Museum, we realized that while the bus stop was called Musee D'Orsay it was not really the best place to get off the bus for the museum. However, I did pass a store called Bonpoint fin de series. Hum? Bonpoint outlet???

So this little walk from the bus stop to the museum revealed that finally there was no long line outside the museum! yay!!! Then we realized the MDO is closed on Mondays. dang!

We walked back along the river and across one of its many bridges to pick up the final week of Paris Plages on the opposite bank. Dad met us there on his way home from work and we walked through Chatelet back to Saint Paul to do some shopping on the way home.

Nana arrives in 2 days!

Buddy hates having his picture taken and will make it painful for everyone to have to pose for one.

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