June 20th, Day 7. Today we went to the top of the Eiffel tower. We got up at 8:30 had some breakfast and climbed aboard the 4 train. In an half an hour we were at the Eiffel tower. It was a wonderful structure, that is if you don't have a fear of heights. The tower was huge! When you see pictures the sheer size does not come across but when you're there the scale comes and hits you like a brick. We got in line for the elevator to the second level of the tower. After waiting in line for 20-30 minutes we were herded into the elevators like cattle. When we were at the mid station we waited about ten minutes for the smaller elevators that go to the top then boarded one of them. Soon we were zooming up the tower in an elevator. When we reached the top we were confronted with a beautiful panorama of the city We spent about twenty minutes at the top and took quite a few pictures (One of which I sent with the e-mail). Being pushed and shoved around soon started to wear on us so we decided to descend the famous tower. We waited in line for another ten minutes to get on an elevator that went down to the second level. When it got to be our turn we got on and descended to the second level. We got off and looked around a bit on the second level. We looked at the stairs going down to the first level and then to the ground, and then we looked to huge line waiting for the elevators.We took the stairs and it proved the better way to go.When we finally reached the bottom, we got some cash and decided to shove off. We thought it would be nice to get something to eat on the Seine. When we found a nice little bakery we got a Bagger sandwich and ate by the riverside.While eating we spotted the Statue Of Liberty's little, little sister. There was a tiny little Statue Of Liberty, about the size of the torch of the big one, in the middle of the river facing her big sister in New York. When we were done we set off to find a park that we'd heard about. We found it and liked it quite a lot. The park was built on the site of a Citroen plant that was torn down. It was a wonderful break from the city, and felt as if we were actually in a garden. We had also heard about a water park nearby and Margot wanted to go to it, so after a twenty minute stay at the park we went out to find it. After a tiring 40 minute search we found it. But instead of looking like a water park it looked like a mall. Not that we go to malls, but we figured we could do this anywhere in the world so we left and got on the Metro going to our apartment. When we arrived home we got some dinner and ate. After dinner it seemed like a nice time to go for some ice cream. We had read in a guidebook that on Ile St. Louis, a small island near Notre Dame, there was the best ice cream in Paris. It was a good 40 minute walk but it was a nice evening so we decided to go to it. The ice cream was good, but the walk was even better. (On the way back we spotted an incredibly rare Z1 BMW, Dad and I had a field day.) When we finally got home we dropped into a deep slumber almost immediately. It had been a good day.