A Day That Sparkled

When we started planning our trip to France, high on the list was finding some honest to goodness, authentic champagne. I am here to report that today, we had success! But let me back up first, because we have new friends with us! Last night Mike and Jamie arrived making our party of two turn to four for a fun weekend of exploring. 

We let ourselves sleep in this morning before heading out to grab a rental car for the trip (thank you, Mike, for braving the Parisian driving!). With a few croissants and coffees to go, we hit the road for more countryside views. The Paris countryside does not disappoint and after a day of rain to wash away the haze, we enjoyed a spectacular drive. 

We stumbled on a sweet, family-run champagnerie (is that a word?) where we died and went to heaven. They let us taste 6 champagnes and gave us some tips on what to eat with our different selections. After tasting we enjoyed a picnic overlooking the valley before heading back toward Paris (via one more champagne tasting, obviously).

If that wasn't enough for one day's adventure, we set off after dinner to catch the Eiffel Tower at night... wow. We walked up just in time to catch the twinkle lights, a once every hour occurrence. And with that, it's time to call it a night. 

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Testing out my night light photo skills

Testing out my night light photo skills

Sparkles! 

Sparkles!