Sunday morning we all woke up bright and cheery at 6:30 am to catch the bus back to Paris. Yeah right. We woke up but we were not cheery or bright. We’d gotten roughly 3 hours of sleep on top of very little the night before. By some miracle though we did make it to the station on time and got on the bus. Meaghan was awesome and scored us the seats in the very front so we had more room and could stretch a little more.

The ride back to Paris was so much nicer than the ride there. Customs was much easier and the driver wasn’t nearly as uptight. Plus we all slept for 90% of the ride. I managed to stay awake long enough to see some more of London and to see the sun come up fully but then I was out. It was great.

When we got home we all split to go to our respective homes. We were all tired and disgusting from being on a bus for a grand total of 21 hours over the weekend. Jaclyn and I came home and unpacked and relaxed for a little while before deciding to head out to the music festival that was going on in the area.

We wandered around for a while and got some sandwiches and some macaroons. We went to a store called Laduree and it’s a very old, very famous bakery. The macaroons were the best I’ve ever had and I’m definitely returning before the end of the trip!

Once we had our food we wandered down to a park at the end of the Champs-Elysee and found a stage for the musicians. We sat on a bench and just enjoyed the music. Pretty soon an older gentleman sat down next to us with a friend and they asked if they could see our program. We shared and started talking with them a bit and learned that they were jazz musicians that were playing later in the night.

We had a great conversation with them for about an hour and were really excited when they told us our French was very good. They gave us a lot of information about jazz clubs and whatnot in the city and invited us to another concert in July. I’m super excited about this and I think I’m going to see if the others want to go to a jazz club on Wednesday night for my birthday!!

I left the concert early to head back to the apartment to make some phone calls. After all, it was my niece’s 5th birthday and Father’s Day.

All in all it was a really great day but I was happy to go to bed and even happier that I got to sleep in a little the next day.