Well after a rough start last night, we made it through the first day, and it was a great one! We started out by finding a map and a bank to replace all the money we spent on the taxi last night. We then began the walk to the center of Paris. We first saw a makeshift market selling all sorts of foods and clothing. We found our first landmark which was a statue of Juliet. Then, using our map began the walk to Notre Dame. It was a slow journey because of the pouring rain. By the time we arrived, I was soaked from head to toe. (an umbrella doesn't help much when the wind is strong!) Then after waiting in a very very very long line, we finally got to enter the Notre Dame cathedral. Is was beautiful. The high ceilings, stained glass windows, and various statues made the long, wet walk so worth it. Upon entering the building, we had to be silent which make the experience so much more special. After we left, we walked around the outside of the entire cathedral taking many pictures along the way. We then explored some more of the city. We saw a lot of awesome architecture and beautiful buildings. After seeing many things, we began to find the way back to the hotel. We had walked quite a long way! We were so happy to see our hotel so we could rest and get dry after a long, rainy day. The sights around the city were so beautiful, even through the rain, and it's still hard to evolve that I'm actually in Paris. Tonight we found a much cheaper route back to the airport and we will be taking a bus tour of the city tomorrow! I am so excited to see the Eiffel Tower!!!