Tracy and the Eiffel Tower Death Rays!

by brian on January 21, 2009

The best thing about this trip is the people. Not just the new people, but the ‘old’ people you haven’t seen in years.

The Eiffel Tower is the quintessential landmark in Paris. You CAN’T come here and not see it. People would think you are crazy.

Combine those two elements and you get:

My trip to the Eiffel Tower was spent with Tracy, a person I had not seen since we went to college together waaaaay back when. Thru the magic of the Internet we reconnected and it just so happens that Tracy is working on her degree and doing a semester abroad. She just got here LAST WEEK. Isn’t that convenient? So I contacted Tracy and we made plans to go see the Eiffel Tower at night.

 Tracy and the Eiffel Tower Death Rays!
The Tower at night, at least for me, is way better than the daytime.

Every hour after sundown the whole tower lights up and there are huge lights beams that project out from the tower’s top, almost like a light house beacon, or the Star Wars Death Star. It can be seen from miles around, and I actually saw it first from the Basilica when taking the Montmarte tour with Phillip..

 Tracy and the Eiffel Tower Death Rays!
We went straight to the top of the tower and while one side of the open deck tower is serene with no wind, the other side feels like you’ve stepped into tropical storm winds. Tracy and I had a hard time taking pictures. Tracy’s career as a brain surgeon is not going to fly since she could not keep her hands steady! At least I got one good shot of her…

 Tracy and the Eiffel Tower Death Rays!That’s what we do at nodebtworldtravel.com – Bring smiles to people all over the world

After the tower we went to a local cafe and shared a crepe. A crepe is a thin pancake, similar to the injera of Ethiopia.

Before she dug into it, she realized that I take pictures of everything and stopped herself before destroying this French culinary masterpiece. All I remember was that it had ice cream, coconut and chocolate.

 Tracy and the Eiffel Tower Death Rays!

See Tracy’s hands, she was THISCLOSE to completely annihilating this crepe before YOU could see it.
 Tracy and the Eiffel Tower Death Rays!Death Star beams from the Eiffel Tower

Thanks Tracy for making this part of my trip that much more fun!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne January 22, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Brian,

Thank you for the pictures. When I think of France, I think of really great food.
Keep it going.

Suzanne

p.s. The post cards have been such a treat! Thank you.

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Suzanne January 22, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Brian,

Thank you for the pictures. When I think of France, I think of really great food.
Keep it going.

Suzanne

p.s. The post cards have been such a treat! Thank you.

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Soultravelers3 January 23, 2009 at 6:26 AM

It is true, people are the best part of travel! We are into our 3rd year of an open ended world tour as a family ( on total cost of 25K a year!) and have met spectacular new people & had great meet ups with old friends.

We started when my child was 5, so in order to give her a reference point we read all about Paris and the Eiffel tower in kid's books. She celebrated her 6th birthday atop the Eiffel tower at night ( we actually spent the whole day celebrating) & she will never forget it!

Little did we know, we have had to find a way to top that for the following birthdays. lol!

Happy Travels! Carpe Diem!

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Kim January 24, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Crepes…yumm…yumm France is definitely the best place to have them
Thanks for the Postcard – received it yesterday! the Eiffel tower at night – beautiful!

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Bathabile January 26, 2009 at 10:42 AM

So, are you leaving Tracy behind, too? :P .

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Tracy February 4, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Remember how we commented on how my red boots seemed to stick out in PAris? Thought you’d enjoy this:
http://www.o-chateau.com/blog/wearing-black/

Keep going!
Tracy

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