We woke up several times in the night as it was absolutely lashing it down, but luckily come the morning the skies were looking clearer. We were a little late down for breakfast again but it was still rather quiet so no big deal. There was no covert roll snatching today as we had plans to eat at annettes for lunch. We pretty much repeated yesterdays routine today but again despite getting to the studios for 9.30ish we still didnt get there first and had a bit of a queue for crush. No biggie though we still managed two rides before the wait hit an unbearable 25 minutes. There were no virgin riders at tower of terror today, which was a little disappointing. Although a slogan on a young Spanish boys T-Shirt had us both in stitches. I dont know if its a band or he thought it meant something else but the words Sit on a happy face should NEVER be on a child T-shirt By 11ish we were getting peckish so we headed out of the parks towards annettes Adam did suggest we eat somewhere else since he had eaten a burger last night, but when I pointed out that this was exactly why I HADNT had a burger last night he soon gave in ;P Being early we were soon seated. I love the food here but we never seem to come when theres an atmosphere we even managed to get the only server not on rollers which was a little disappointing ☹ I ordered the strawberry milkshake and Adam had the oreo cookie milkshake We didnt bother with starters or desserts knowing wed be full so we just had burgers. I had the onion burger and I think Adams was the rock n roll burger Both were yummy as always and we left completely stuffed. Instead of returning to the parks the plan today was the head to central Paris so we headed over to the train station. After a little fiddling with the ticket machines we purchased our two mobilis tickets and were on our way. We had one of the lovely new trains on the way out which was nice since it displayed all the stops so we could see where we were headed. On our last visited wed got off at Auber but this time we decided to try stopping at Châtelet - Les Halles instead for a change of scenery. Now its worth pointing out here that it was around this time that I realised that my phone had no battery and so we were completely mapless. This is always a trying situation for any couple so lets just say that after a few minor disagreements and several I told you sos we eventually reach this. This wasnt our final destination but considering we were heading to Notre dame and thats in the centre of the seine it wasnt a bad start Its hard to believe but we got a bit lost on the island. In fact the only reason we knew where to go was to follow the groups of asian tourists! In our defence this area is rather built up and quite a lot of the government buildings nearby are rather high! Finally we made it Every time wed been here in the past there had been a large queue so weve never been inside. Noticing that on this occasion there wasnt we decided to head straight in. Now being of a non religious persuasion I dont go into many churches but this place is a must do. Despite my beliefs there really is just something about this place, in the peace and the calm away from the city, you just feel it. Youre not allowed to use flash inside for obvious reason but I managed to get a few shots of the windows This bit is currently under restoration so I got some shots while it was all light up as well we headed back outside and as it had just started spitting with rain a large queue had now formed so we had been lucky! The plan was the head over to the Eiffel Tower but without my phone or a map as backup we were a little lost! I knew we had to be on the south side of the river though from memory so we headed over, planning to walk west along it until we saw a station. I remember from a previous visit coming this way. Theres lots of lovely stalls setup along the way selling old copies of vogue and reproductions of famous and not so famous paintings. Eventually we came across a station, Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame. I find the paris metro a lot more complicated than London or New York as they have several different types of trains using the same station which causes confusion. Using the station map however we managed to work out we could catch the RER C (yellow line) to Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel which was only a short walk from the tower itself. With our Mobilis Ticket covering the journey we hopped on. From looking at the map outside the station I worked out we needed to walk in a generally north east direction so off we went. We walked though a market area dedicated to selling plants. They had lots of lemon trees and thanks to the rain shower (which was ongoing) you could smell the ripe citrus in the air. We soon reached a large government building and I was getting a little worried wed gone too far, but we turned the corner and BOOM, there it was now I know that doesnt look hard to miss, but it was! The rain choose this moment to get a little heavier so we sat on the floor under the tower for a little while, looking at the plans and information for the new level they are building up there.