Frank Goes to Paris

dachshund, dog, Europe, Paris, travel

Bonjour! Je m’appelle FRANK! Comment allez-vous? I’ve picked up some French during my trip! Oh who am I kidding, I speak google translator! This past weekend we went to the city of LOVE! Paris was SO much fun and SO SO beautiful! We only did a 3 day trip but in those 3 days, we saw a LOT!

Our trip started (way too early) on Friday morning. The humans had me up and going way before I normally even think about getting up. Mom packed me up real good and made sure my area was nice and cozy for my 5-6 hour nap. That included 4 blankets, a pillow, and my bed. Spoiled? Never! Commence sleep in 3….

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2…..

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1! Goodnight!

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After 550 kilometers and 1 potty break, we arrived! We checked into our hotel and unpacked a little. I was quick to claim my side of the bed.

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After getting settled, we were off to explore! Paris was A LOT colder than we realized. Thank goodness mom packed my sweater! (And for many of you who have been asking, the sweater is from American Apparel) We had no idea where to even start so we decided to find a cafe for some lunch and work out a plan.

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CHEESE?! I mean.. FROMAGE?!

After a delicious lunch with baguettes and bubbly water, we found out the Louvre was pretty close so we trekked over that way. On the way over, we stumbled upon the Galerie de Beaujolais. The garden was super cool and it was fun pretending to be taller than I really am! Then it was back down to reality.

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We walked around a bit more and found ourselves at this giant building. We turned our heads and all of a sudden, the giant glass pyramid was there! The humans put me on the post and next thing I knew, other humans were forming behind them snapping pics of me as well. Everywhere we went, we always had a few people stop and take pictures of me. Talk about puparazzi!

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Mooooom are you done? This lady is laughing at me!

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Everyone else was doing it so I figured I would too.

Behind the Louvre were some beautiful gardens. I was just happy to see grass! I tried to make friends with some of these humans but for some reason they didn’t want to be my friend.

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The weather started to get really cold and rainy so we headed back to the hotel for a little. We all know I don’t handle the rain very well. I needed a nap anyway. My stumps don’t do very well with all the walking around. Whenever we get back in, mom and pops always clean my paws. That’s what I call a royal treatment!

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After a 2 hour ween-nap, we were back out again and headed towards Champs-Élysées. There were lots of people and lots of stores! Too many people make me nervous so we decided to head off towards the Grand Palace. From there, the views were amazing! That’s when I found out I was taller than the Eiffel Tower! Or so I thought…

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We knew the next day was going to be very busy so we had dinner and went to bed. I woke up at 6 am super excited like a kid on Christmas morning. Mom and Dad weren’t amused so they convinced me to go back to bed. After a few more hours of sleep, it was finally it was time to go! We went to the bus stop and waited patiently for the bus to the Eiffel Tower. Can’t you just see the excitement on my face?!

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The bus finally arrived and I was having so much fun! I love to people watch so we sat up top where I could watch everything and feel the wind beneath my ears. Next thing I knew, we came across this giant thing in the middle of the road with a bunch of cars around it. Talk about chaos!

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After driving a bit more, we finally found ourselves at this giant metal thing called the Eiffel Tower. I was so wrong when I thought I was taller. This thing is like 2 million weenies tall!

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Oh I’m sorry, were you trying to take a picture or something?

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I figured since I was in Paris, I would practice some of my model poses.

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My “GQ face” pose

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My “silly face” pose

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My “serious face” pose

After hanging out for a while, we hopped back on the bus and headed towards the Notre Dame. I heard there was a pretty lady named Esmerelda looking for me. By this point it was raining so we sought shelter inside of the bus instead of sitting up top. I utilized this time to take a ween-nap on pops lap. Paris is exhausting. When we finally arrived, I couldn’t find Esmerelda anywhere. I guess i’ll try again next time! We found a cozy little cafe there and had some crepes and cappuccinos. I was just happy to have a spot to rest my bum!

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After recharging, we decided to walk along the water and found some really beautiful bridges. Before we knew it, we ended up at the famous love lock bridge! Sadly, the weight of all the locks have done some damage to the old bridge so they put up paneling to keep people from putting more locks up.

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We found ourselves back at the gardens by the Louvre when miraculously, the sun came out! That meant stop, drop, and NAP! Clearly pops had the same idea I did. I made myself a nice little bed with moms coat.

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The weather started to get iffy again and we were tired so we headed back to the hotel for another nap. Pops was nice enough to give me a lift seeing how exhausted I was. When we got back to the hotel, I couldn’t get back to the room fast enough. I was ready to turn into hulk and break the elevator doors open and speed down the hall. Got my paws cleaned, got my blankey, I was ready for my nap! Mom had to wash my sweater since it got quite dirty underneath. #shortwienerproblems!

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Commence sleep in 3….

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2….

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1! Nighty night!

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We wanted to see the Eiffel Tower at night so we had to wait for it to get super dark. Finally after dinner around midnight (aka 3 hours past my bedtime!), we headed off to the Eiffel Tower. Staying up past my bed time was so worth it as it was beautiful!

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We returned back to the hotel and slept for a long time! The next morning we were headed back to Germany which was a 5 and a half hour drive. I was still so exhausted that I slept pretty much the entire drive home.

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Before I knew it, I woke up and was back at our home aka the hotel. I had so much fun this weekend but I was ready to relax and give my stumps some rest. That was definitely the most walking I have ever done! Gotta convince the humans to get me one of those nifty strollers! That way I can nap on the go. I’ll be sure to put that on my Christmas list this year! As always, thanks for tuning into my adventures! Until next time! Love, peace, and frito feet!

8 thoughts on “Frank Goes to Paris

  1. I am glad you enjoyed Paris Frank ! It’s one of my favorite cities! 🗼
    Your Mom writes a great story !
    I look forward to your next adventure ! 😀

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  2. You got to go to my favorite city!! I dream of bringing Keats someday. Would you say it was dog friendly?
    Love seeing these pictures. Hope you all are doing well. Lots of love! R&K

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