Friday, May 14:  Louvre

We woke up early so we could get to the Louvre. The Louvre is huge; it takes a week to see the whole thing. The Mona Lisa was packed, and one Japanese lady used David’s head as a tripod. I liked a painting of Jesus and Joseph. A kid like Jesus is holding a candle up for Joseph while he carves. After that we walked three miles to the Arc de Triomphe. We stopped to have lunch; I had ravioli with a parmesan sauce. This is our last town in France, so we had escargot (snails). Nine roads came to the roundabout at the Arc. It is a memorial for French wars so there is a grave for an unknown soldier so people can pray there and hope it is one of their ancestors. Then we took the metro to the Eiffel Tower. It is big and brown. We went to the first, second, and top floor. We could see everything from the top. We sent postcards at the post office in the tower! At the bottom there was a boat so we got tickets. While we were waiting David and I got ice cream. The boat took us down a river around an island and one of its stops was near our apartment.