Thursday, 30 August 2007
This evening we rode the boats that travel along the Seine at dusk. They're called "bateaux mouches" (I'm not sure why they're called this, I just know that we call Maggie "mouche" and we don't know why), and it was my dad's favorite thing to do when he and my mom came to visit me in 1986. We wanted to catch the Eiffel Tower up close to see it doing it's sparkly routine. Every hour for 10 minutes from 9 PM til 2 PM, the Eiffel Tower lights up like a huge sparkler. It's beautiful. If you're a Schweitzer, you may be inclined to yell "fire in the hole!" just before it is illuminated. It's almost as good as fireworks.