It has been forever since I’ve done a Throwback Thursday Post. Seeing Kristen’s pictures of Paris inspired me to share some of my own. I was 17 and on a backpacking trip through Europe with a friend of mine. We only stayed in Paris one night, but found time to go up the famous Eiffel Tower. Paris was never a place I “just had” to see. At the time, I could have cared less if I ever saw the Eiffel Tower. But let me tell you something… the moment I turned my head in the taxi on the way there to catch my first glimpse of it, my heart stopped. I got chills. I can’t explain why. The feeling was indescribable. And to this day, going up the tower was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I still have the occasional dream about it. I never would have thought it.
Anyway, here are a few pictures from the experience. I apologize that they’re so tiny… Sadly I have no idea where the full-size images are. They are likely lurking on some long forgotten MySpace account, or in my old laptop that is god knows where.