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Oui Oui, la tour Eiffel la nuit!

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M and I!

Back on December 9th 2012, I was one night away from pulling into Norfolk VA from my first 7 month deployment and my new duty station assignment came in. I remember it well because we were having quite an intense BINGO game going on and I was right in the middle of trying to win a 50″ television when the captain came down and told me my orders were in and would I like to know where I was going?

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I instantly went into freak out mode and decided to finish the game then come up and talk to him in person. One of my best friends M was with me because we were having a Tiger Cruise (when you invite friends and family to ride the ship with you) and she was with me when I find out the news that I would be moving to Japan. When I first found out I took it well and then right after that I had a 20 minute hysterical break down in the bathroom. We’ll just say my emotions got the best of me while this new idea sank in.

It was there in the female officer head on board my first ship that I clasped M’s hand and we made a promise to each other that if I did indeed go to Japan for my tour we would meet up in Switzerland next Christmas to go Skiing/Snowboarding.

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Fast forward 12 months and after some intense travel plans on both of our parts, some trials and tribulations on whether I would be allowed to take leave, we had ourselves a 20 day vacation starting in Paris for a couple of days, a train ride to Zermatt Switzerland, and another train ride to Zürich with good intentions of seeing as much as we could and skiing/snowboarding to our hearts content. There were 5 of us in total that were embarking on the trip. M and myself the trip planners, my sister and her friend C, and my other closest friend E.

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On the first night all of us made it to Paris without any delay except for Elizabeth who was delayed until the previous day because of very bad weather. The night before we toured all of Paris we took the subway to the Eiffel Tower and enjoyed the night-time atmosphere taking pictures and stopping at a restaurant just around the corner. It was a mesmerizing sight to see especially when the Eiffel Tower lights up like the video below.

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Stay tuned for more of our travels as we take Switzerland by storm!

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6 Responses to Oui Oui, la tour Eiffel la nuit!

  1. Tom L. Bennett May 3, 2013 at 20:01 #

    We stayed at the Brighton for two weeks in June and for 8 nights in August 2004. We loved every second of it. The location is perfect, within walking distance of all the major attractions and the view from the room was breathtaking. Each night we could see the Eiffel tower sparkling on the hour every hour from our bed! The staff were beautiful people. They kept our two hand luggages for over 8 weeks while we travelled through Italy, and did not charge a cent! The junior suite is the best value hotel room in Paris. You will save literally hundreds of dollars if you stay at the Brighton, rather than the Meurice down the road. Take advantage of the airport transfer service, it is excellent value, compared to taking a taxi.

    • Cassey July 8, 2013 at 02:29 #

      We used the airport taxi service when we were there and saved ALOT of money especially since we had 5 people and so much baggage. I just recommended the Brighton to a friend, so we’ll see if she chooses to stay there!

  2. June P. Kemp May 10, 2013 at 13:03 #

    yeah your right i dont think i will need that many tapes…ill prolly take like 7 just in case i lose some or something, im really looking for a nice one that is compact and cheap im going to search for a long time… i was going to say do you know anything about the paris opera house?? we are planning to go there.

  3. Kirsten Mcfarland June 4, 2013 at 00:18 #

    Who would have thought that they close the Eiffel Tower, but, as we found out after getting there, they do when it gets icy. Therefore, if you are visiting in the winter and it is anywhere near freezing, you might want to check or have back-up plans. It was still wonderful to walk around underneath the tower and experience its scale, but disapointing to not be able to go up when, at least at ground level, it was above freezing.

    • Cassey July 8, 2013 at 02:26 #

      I did not realize that they close the Eiffel Tower when it gets icy. I was just able to tell my friend that to help her planning. Thanks!

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