We arrived in Paris a little after 8 local time, which is 1 AM Central time. K lived up to her reputation of world’s best sleeper and got at least 4 hours of sleep. T didn’t have as much luck and is struggling with only around 2 hours of shut eye.
We are waiting in the lobby for an early hotel check in. In the meantime, we enjoyed seeing the Arc de Triomphe as we disembarked the RER from the airport and then got our first Parisian meal: a baguette, a croque monsieur, and pain au chocolat. We took our bounty to the local park and especially enjoyed the pastry, which was hot from the oven!