wowowowow!!! The Eiffel Tower is unreal!!! Thanks for dropping by with all the well wishes!!! It truly is all that I fantasized about! ...on top of it all I hired a fleamarket guide named Merry Liuzzo who will take you to the hot spots of Paris and beyond...with the dollar at an all time low I didn't go crazy but I saw the most amazing artifacts that came via the flea markets..she grew up in the flea market where there are almost 2000 vendors and she knows everyone so if you are planning to go hire her for a couple of mornings to get your bearings and see the underground of Paris through her eyes! ...Anyway three generations seven incredible nights booked through Paris Perfect. We stayed in Rully and through the Laundry-room window we could see the Eiffel Tower and the magical light show every half hour when the sun went down and of course we went to the top our trip would not have been complete otherwise...The weather could not have been kinder! Beautiful summer days and we averaged 4-5 miles a day walking!!! It was all about mom who giggled endlessly at the site of the lights on the Eiffel Tower! The Tower is blue in honor of the French Presidency of the European Union! Please watch this You -tube to understand the shimmering spectacle! Just posting a few photos today of this wonderful experience! Thanks to Sophie (my niece) Katie (my daughter) Meghan (my sissy) and of course mom who kept up and at times blew us away with the passion of the city to you all I give great hugs and thanks. My husband Peter and Matthew, my son stayed back from this girlie trip and rightly so, shopping the Champs Elysee is not for them!