We may have been tired, but I just had to take mom out for a little surprise after we got settled in our apartment on Etienne Marcel. One thing about her is that she's always game for anything, so when I said we should go out (even though she was exhausted), she said, "YES! Let's go!"
So she put on her walking shoes (she still calls them Keds), and after a quick subway ride, a little walk past the Grand Palais, we made it to the center of Paris, and one of the best moments we've had... This hour alone was worth the entire trip for me!