We were on the way to the Eiffel Tower when we found ourselves on an RER train that continued to Versailles, the palace of the fallen French monarchy.
In the name of spontaneity, I suggested we stay on the train and see Versailles.
Little did I know that several hours of lines were ahead. A line to get the tickets. A longer line to enter the palace. All to see something I’ve seen before. (This is when I learned that a little planning goes a long way. And spontaneity is overrated.)
Every square inch of Versailles was exquisite. Much like a grander version of the paris apartment.
My favorite room was the hall of mirrors.
I will admit that I was quite irritated (and not afraid to show it) when they wouldn’t let us bring the stroller into the palace. Particularly since the long lines meant we did not get in until Giovanna’s nap time, and she was used to napping in her stroller. (Like I said, a little planning goes a long way. And spontaneity is overrated.)
Here we are, frolicking on the grass, maybe breaking the rules. Why grow grass if you can’t enjoy it?
It was cold, colder than it looks. And all the buttons fell off my jacket. (Thanks again, H&M)
Morals of the story?
A little planning goes a long way.
Spontaneity is overrated.
Never buy a jacket from H&M.
And most of all, don’t be greedy or you might get your head chopped off.