October 2005
Paris, France
From 12 to 16 October 2005 we went to Paris for our fifth wedding anniversary. First we stayed a night at the Sequoia Lodge at Disneyland Paris. Then we moved to Paris where we visited the Louvre and went to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The weather was beautiful.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
1/26 We left in the evening of Wednesday 12 October and spent a night at a Formula One hotel east of Paris. On Thursday we arrived early at Disneyland Paris and checked into the Sequoia Lodge.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
2/26 It was our fifth time in the park, but only the first time we stayed at on Disney property. Here is the huge hotel in the background as we start our 15 minute walk to the park.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
3/26 There were Halloween decorations again throughout the park, with pumpkins everywhere.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
4/26 Especially in Frontierland there were many pumpkins and 'pumpkin-men' that want to paint everything orange. Here you can see a contraption bringing orange paint to Big Thunder Mountain.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
5/26 Some of the trees had already turned to beautiful fall colors. Here we are back at the resort in the afternoon to take a swim in the pool.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
6/26 That evening we ate at Walt's restaurant on Main Street, which was very nice. The place was very nicely decorated and the food was very good.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
7/26 On Friday the 14th we spent a second day at DLP. New to us was this large hot air balloon in front of Disney Village that takes passengers up every 15 minutes or so. We didn't do it; maybe next time.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
8/26 Many of the pumpkin-men standing around are fake, but this year there were real ones. Here one comes up to Amy.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
9/26 We were disappointed that there wasn't a single thing for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary, a.k.a. Happiest Celebration On Earth. We thought all the parks this year had special events for this, but not here at DLP.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
10/26 Here Amy is catching up with some savanna animals shortly before the Lion King show at Videopolis.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
11/26 Here we are at Discoveryland after going twice on Space Mountain: Mission 2. We thought the original was already pretty great, but they changed the theming, lights and music during the ride, and now it is awesome!
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
12/26 On Friday evening we took the train to Paris and checked into our hotel, Hotel de La Porte Dor?e on the east-side of town.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
13/26 On Saturday we spent a half day at the Louvre. It was our second visit to this great museum, the first time was five years earlier on our honeymoon.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
14/26 The area with sculptures from Iran and the rest of Mesopotamia was most impressive. Check out these large statues.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
15/26 A view outside from inside the Louvre.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
16/26 In the afternoon we walked to Saint Louis where we had the best icecream in the world at Berthillon. There was a long line, but it was worth the wait.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
17/26 In the late afternoon we took the metro to the Mont Martre area where we got a bottle of wine and saw the sun set on the slopes of Sacre Coeur.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
18/26 In the evening we had dinner at this tiny Vegetarian restaurant, Au Grain De Folie. Amy liked it.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
19/26 On Sunday we went to the Eiffel Tower where we got tickets to go to the top. We had only gone to the second, middle, level once, when the top was closed.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
20/26 There was a half marathon going on around the Seine River. Here's a view of the finish line, right in front of the Eiffel Tower.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
21/26 Eiffel Tower.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
22/26 The first level on the Eiffel Tower.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
23/26 Leaving the Eiffel Tower we walked a bit through the Champ de Mars park, which was crowded with exhausted marathon runners.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
24/26 Not far from the Eiffel Tower we had lunch at an Asian Restaurant Rapide, Royal Seng, which was very nice, except Arthur had a hard piece of plastic in his rice.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
25/26 In the late afternoon we took the metro back to our hotel to pick up our bags. From there we took the train from Nation back to Disneyland Paris, where we had left the car.
 - (1970-01-01 2005) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
26/26 Close to the Belgian border we stopped at an Aire and had dinner from the back of the car.