Today has been an amazing day. We woke up at 8:30 and got up. Good thing we did because it took us until about 10 before we arrived at the Louvre. The building was pretty amazing although neither of us are very interested in art it was still nice. We did get to see the original Mona Lisa. It was behind glass with multiple guards around it. We also saw the Venus de Milo. After that we went to the train station to buy our tickets to Versailles. When we got there the ticket counter was closed but as we were contemplating walking to the next station it reopened and we bought our tickets and off we went.
Let me tell you Versailles was absolutely over the top spectacular!! The castle was pretty amazing and we went to see Marie Antoinette’s private wonderland that she had built so she could go pretend to be a peasant. I would love to live in a place that was her idea of what peasant life was like. It was basically every little girls dream! The best part of the whole place was the gardens though. Fountains everywhere you look. They were pretty spectacular! We almost rented a boat to go rowing on the Grande Canal but we were both so exhausted that we decided against it as it was a long, long walk from where we were to the boats. So we headed back towards the trains. We stopped for dinner at, of all places, McDonalds, and now we are on the train heading back to the hotel. We were thinking of going to the Eiffel Tower tonight but again we are too tired. So it is off to our hotel to do laundry and check e-mail and then sweet, sweet sleep.