Eiffel Tower

When we got to the Eiffel Tower, we waited in line for about 30 minutes and then we bought our tickets. We started to climb the Eiffel Tower when we got to the first floor we looked around and learned a bit about the Eiffel Tower.  The Eiffel Tower took two years to build and they used over 2 million spikes. It started to rain so my mom said let’s get to the top before it starts to rain a lot harder. We got to the second floor but we did not look around that much. We just got in line to go up the elevator because you could not climb to the very top on the stairs. When we got to the top, it was very beautiful. You could see the whole city from up there. We used the binoculars to find our apartment. We also saw the Notre Dame, the airport, and the lock bridge from the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower

Pino did not want to get out of the bag because he is afraid of heights. When we got to the bottom we showed Pino how tall it was, he said that that is excessively tall for me. Then we went to go look around the city and came back at around 9 o'clock. We waited there for an hour until the Eiffel Tower lit up. It started to turn on a bunch of lights. Then they turned them off and we waited for about another hour. Nathan, Jaxon, and Quinn were all racing each other every single time they tied. Then the Eiffel Tower started to glow again and we left. It was a short walk to the subway station to go home. On the subway some people started to rap and dance, it was very cool.

Written by Nathan

Notre Dame

Hi, my name is Pino and I saw a statue that was 9000 years old. I was very scared.  He had black eyes, no arms, and no butt. The rest of his body was white. I thought he was going to jump out of the cage and steal my butt and eat the rest of my body.  It was the coolest thing and the oldest thing in the Louvre.



DSC_7343DSC_7352I went to Notre Dame Cathedral for mass with the boys. I am at church and it is very hard to hear because there are so many people talking. I cannot understand the priest because he is speaking French. Nathan saw some people kneeling so he started to kneel but then he realized only black people were kneeling so he stood right back up. There was a huge organ in the back of the church. It was a very beautiful organ and played very good music. The church is very beautiful, I thought the statues in the church were very cool.

When we got out of the mass, we saw a guy doing a jump over a stick on roller blades. He held on to a bus to get more speed.  It was awesome. After we saw a our first street show, the people at the show were very cool. They could do the moonwalk, spin on their heads and do back-handsprings then a backflip.


DSC_7419I got to the Louvre; I saw something in a glass box.  “What could it be?”, I thought. A painting, a statue, or something that I did not know. It was a mummy! It scared me. It was the scariest thing I have ever seen. The mummy looked like some dead guy wrapped in toilet paper. His hands were crossed. He had a hat laying on his stomach and it kind of looked like a Chinese hat. I do not know why it has not decomposed yet, so I'm going to do a little bit of research to find out why. Just kidding I am going to make Jaxon do the research because my fingers are too small for the keyboard. Jaxon told me that it has not decomposed yet because they put a special glue like chemical to make it not decompose. The mummy was the freakiest but most scary thing I saw in the Louvre. 


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